Thursday, July 30, 2009

White House resists split tanker buy

The White House budget office complained this week about Congressional pressure to split the aerial refueling tanker buy between Boeing and Northrop Grumman. A statement said the administration supports taking advantage of efficiencies associated with an award to a single contractor. If the Northrop Grumman/EADS team wins it will assemble the planes in Mobile, Ala. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 07/30/09)