Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tanker deadline missed, bidder protests

U.S. Aerospace filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office after it missed the deadline by minutes for filing a bid to build tankers for the Air Force. The Los Angeles-based contractor filed the protest Monday after the Pentagon rejected the U.S. Aerospace/Antonov proposal as late. The Pentagon is only considering bids now from Boeing and EADS. (Sources: Washington Post, Aviation Week, 08/04/10) Gulf Coast note: EADS wants to assemble its tankers in Mobile, Ala.