Tuesday, July 28, 2009

EADS sells more tankers

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. said Saudi Arabia will buy three more of the company's A330 refueling tankers. The company said the Royal Saudi Air Force will take delivery of the first of six A330 tankers in 2011. EADS is part of a team led by Northrop Grumman Corp. competing against Boeing for a contract to build tankers for the Air Force. If Northrop/EADS wins, the planes will be assembled in Mobile, Ala. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 07/28/09)