Letters: Competing in The Sky

Whenever there is discussion about the rivalry between the European Airbus and its U.S. counterparts ((ECONOMY & BUSINESS, May 11)), the same old arguments about unfair competition crop up. However, you did not mention that the different versions of the Airbus are fitted with U.S. turbofans built by Pratt & Whitney and General Electric. The situation for the U.S. aircraft industry is therefore not as bad as you describe it.

Denis McKee

Reims, France

Although the Airbus is heavily subsidized by European governments and undercuts its competitors, it undeniably addresses the bottom line that airplane buyers are looking for: a quality...