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2011-04-08 17:37:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exclusive interview, Shay Assad, director of procurement and acquisition policy at the Pentagon, shares with Aviation Week new details about the KC-46A contract, Boeing's $4.4 billion tanker, and specifics of how the contract will be executed along with a never-before-seen image of the aircraft the United States Air Force is buying. Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler's interview with Assad is detailed on AviationWeek.com and in the April 11,...

2011-02-24 17:26:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft that will replace 179 of the service's 400 KC-135 tankers. The contract calls for Boeing to design, develop, manufacture and deliver 18 initial combat-ready tankers by 2017. "We're honored to be given the opportunity to build the Air Force's next tanker and provide a vital capability to the men and women of...

2011-02-10 13:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force's KC-X tanker competition. The proposal offers a fleet of Boeing NewGen Tankers - 767-based, multi-mission aircraft that deliver superior capabilities to U.S. warfighters and burn 24 percent less fuel than the competing European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Company's tanker. If selected, the Boeing tanker will save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars in...

2010-12-13 10:45:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that Maryland will benefit from an estimated 150 total jobs and generate an estimated $8 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft. Boeing submitted its proposal July 9 to replace 179 of the Air Force's 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft. The Air Force is expected to award a contract early next year. "Boeing's...

2010-12-03 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that Oregon will benefit from an estimated 300 total jobs and generate an estimated $14 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft. Boeing submitted its proposal July 9 to replace 179 of the Air Force's 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft. The Air Force is expected to award a contract early next year. "Boeing works...

2010-11-18 07:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that Georgia will benefit from an estimated 370 total jobs and generate an estimated $17 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft. Boeing submitted its proposal July 9 to replace 179 of the Air Force's 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft. The Air Force is expected to award a contract in the next few months. "The...

2010-11-12 08:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that Oklahoma will benefit from an estimated 230 total jobs and generate an estimated $10 million in annual economic impact if the NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft. Boeing submitted its proposal July 9 to replace 179 of the Air Force's 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft. The Air Force is expected to award a contract in the next few months. "We welcome...


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