Monday, September 14, 2009

Boeing talks tanker at AF expo

WASHINGTON - Boeing unveiled additional details of the company's potential offering in the Air Force aerial tanker competition. In a briefing Monday at the Air Force Association's 2009 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Rick Lemaster, Boeing KC-X director and program manager, said Boeing is prepared to offer either the 767 or larger 777. The company also launched a new Web site for information on the KC-7A7. (Source: Boeing, 09/14/09) Gulf Coast note: Boeing is competing against the Northrop Grumman/EADS team to build the tankers. EADS wants to assemble them in Mobile, Ala.