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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...

2010-04-30 13:30:00

TOPEKA, Kan., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced that Kansas will benefit from approximately 7,500 jobs and an estimated $388 million in annual economic impact if the Boeing NewGen Tanker is selected as the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft. "The national recession has hit the aviation industry hard, with thousands of Kansans out of work," said Gov. Mark Parkinson. "The jobs from this contract can provide meaningful economic...

2010-03-09 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Commission notes yesterday's decision by Northrop Grumman / EADS not to submit a bid to the US Department of Defense for the US Air Force's aerial refueling tanker contract. "It is highly regrettable that a major potential supplier would feel unable to bid for a contract of this type. Open procurement markets guarantee better competition and better value for money for the taxpayer," stated EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht. In...

2010-03-08 15:18:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following is a statement from Wes Bush, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), concerning the U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker program. "After a comprehensive analysis of the final RFP, Northrop Grumman has determined that it will not submit a bid to the Department of Defense for the KC-X program. We reached this conclusion based on the structure of the source selection methodology defined...

2010-02-24 16:34:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company today received the final Request for Proposal (RFP) document for the U.S. Air Force KC-X Tanker competition, and released the following statement from Jean Chamberlin, vice president and general manager, Boeing USAF Tanker Program: "Boeing has begun the process of closely studying the details of the KC-X Tanker final RFP. Today's release of the final RFP is an important milestone for our Air Force customer. Not only does it mean...

2009-12-16 09:00:00

Tuffer Manufacturing, Proud Supplier of Machined Parts for Boeing for 15 Years Welcomes the Opportunity to be a Part of Its Aerial Refueling Tanker Team ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuffer Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to support its nationwide team to compete for the U.S. Air Force's new fleet of aerial refueling tankers. By joining with Boeing to become part of the United States Tanker team, Tuffer Manufacturing...

2009-09-25 08:13:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company today received the Draft Request for Proposal document for the KC-X Tanker competition from the U.S. Air Force, and released the following statement: "Our next step is to conduct a detailed review of the document. We want to understand how requirements will be defined and prioritized and how the proposals will be evaluated. That information will help us decide which plane to offer or whether to offer both planes. We...

2009-09-16 20:18:13

Political supporters of Boeing Co. are trying to persuade defense officials to give the U.S. company the lucrative contract for a new aerial refueling tanker. SeattlePI.com reported Wednesday that Boeing backers want the Pentagon to keep in mind a recent World Trade Organization ruling that European Union governments illegally subsidized Airbus, whose parent, EADS, has teamed with Northrop Grumman in an attempt to win the new Air Force tanker deal. Much is at stake in this competition and I...

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2009-04-07 12:36:20

Budget changes proposed by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates could mean the end of thousands of Boeing Co. engineering and assembly line jobs. The proposal to stop ordering F-22 advanced stealth-jet fighters would end production of wings and aft fuselages in the Seattle area, closing 1,200 Boeing assembly positions, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday. An additional 5,000 Boeing jobs in Long Beach, Calif., would end if Congress upholds a proposal to stop ordering C-17 military-cargo planes....

2008-09-11 09:00:13

By Leslie Wayne Caroline Brothers contributed reporting from Paris. * Saying that the competition had become too "highly charged," the Defense Department announced Wednesday that it was postponing a decision on a $35 billion contract to replace the air force's aging tanker fleet until the next administration. The competition, which has stretched on for seven years, has pitted Boeing and an international partnership headed by Northrop Grumman in a fierce lobbying battle. After the...


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