Saturday, September 12, 2009

Alabama gov rides Airbus tanker

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley flew over Spain for an hour Friday in an aerial tanker built by EADS company Airbus. Riley also toured EADS aircraft-assembly bays in Madrid. Riley, Neal Wade, director of the Alabama Development Office, and a security officer spent Wednesday and Thursday in Germany before going to Spain and return home Sunday. EADS plans to build a tanker assembly plant in Mobile, Ala., if it wins the competition against Boeing to build Air Force tankers. (Source: Birmingham News, 09/12/09)