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Boeing Wins $35 Billion Air Force Tanker ContractThe Boeing Co. has bested its European rival, EADS, for a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, Pentagon officials said Thursday. The win will keep the production line for Boeing's 767 jet, which is the basis of its tanker, busy for the next decade. Boeing will replace 179 of the Air Force's KC-135 tankers, which Boeing built back in the 1950s and 1960s. (www.heraldnet.com) More...
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Yeah this isn't biased or anything..
Sure it is I mean it is an american based company doing a job for america. Sound a little biased to you. It sure does to me.
Across the world, USAF mechanics are breathing a huge sigh of relief.
What is so wrong with the U.S. Air Force purchasing a product from a U.S. Manufacturer. You better believe that in times of economic slowdown, such as these days, there is nothing wrong with buying at home. While all of the components may not be made here in the U.S., at least they're not 100% foreign and imported. I'm sure if a EU country were to replace their tankers, they would opt for the Airbus product. Nothing wrong with it either way. I personally think the A330 is too much plane to replace the KC135. The B762 is rightsized. Perhaps the A330 could replace the aging KC10s, but I would personally rather see the B772LR do that. So is it bias? You're darned right, and nothing wrong with it either.
Proud that Boeing will be building another fantastic Air Craft for the military.
American aircraft for the american military!