Friday, May 14, 2010

EADS exec expects tanker win

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. - A senior vice president of government relations for EADS North America told a dinner audience he has the utmost confidence his company will win the contract to build tankers for the Air Force. Sam Adcock made the statement during the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation dinner. "We're in this competition, and we're going to build this aircraft in Mobile, Ala.," he said. "In 10 years, along the Gulf Coast between Alabama and Mississippi and the panhandle of Florida, we're going to have well in excess of 10,000 jobs." EADS is competing against Boeing. (Source: Mississippi Press, 05/14/10)