Aviation: Flight Plan

IN A RARE INTERVIEW, HARRY STONECIPHER, CEO OF BOEING, TALKS ABOUT ITS FUTURE

One day after the U.S. and Europe reached a temporary agreement to avoid a trade war over aircraft subsidies, TIME's SALLY B. DONNELLY sat down with Boeing's CEO Harry Stonecipher in the 34th-floor executive conference room of the company's downtown Chicago headquarters. Despite the reprieve from a trade fight, he continued to question the launch-aid loans that Boeing's rival has historically received--and plans to continue to receive--from European governments. "Airbus is all grown up and making money," he says. "Why does it need subsidies?" Here's what else the 30-year aerospace veteran had to say about the industry, the economy and Boeing's...

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