Tanker Decision

Friday, 25 February 2011

Tanker Decision
Murray: Tanker decision ‘the right one’

Sen. Patty Murray won a fourth term in November following a campaign in which she highlighted her ability to bring federal money back to Washington state.

On Thursday the Pentagon announced that the Boeing Co. won the U.S. Air Force’s $35 billion contract to build 179 aerial refueling tankers. Much of the work will be done in Washington state. Had Boeing rival EADS North America won the deal, it would’ve been a major political blow to Murray. ( Read Tanker Decision more... )

2/23 – Tanker Decision Coming Thursday

By this time Thursday, we will know if the $35 billion tanker contract belongs to the Gulf Coast.

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Oregon likely to gain jobs in Boeing $35 billion tanker contract

WASHINGTON -- That cheering you hear is coming from the North, as the entire state of Washington is party-central after the Air Force announced that Boeing won a $35 billion contract to build a new generation of aerial tankers for the Air Force.

There was happiness in Oregon too, though more muted. ( Read Tanker Decision more... )

Pro-Boeing lawmakers tie tanker decision to job-creation goals

A Boeing win "would be a big step forward in our efforts to win the future,” Sen. Patty Murray said.

If President Obama really intends to “win the future,” his administration should hand a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract to Boeing, several lawmakers said on Thursday.

“A win for the Boeing tanker … would be a big step forward in our efforts to win the future,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said during a press briefing. “American jobs, our industrial base and economic growth is on the line.” ( Read Tanker Decision more... )

Scandalous Air Tanker Decision

Within days, the Obama Pentagon is expected to decide which supplier to rely upon for what is, arguably, the cornerstone of America’s ability to project power for the next 40 years: the next-generation aerial-refueling tanker known as the KC-X. The choice for this role – which is worth conservatively $40 billion – would seem to be a no-brainer.

The obvious winning candidate to produce and maintain 179 tankers for decades to come would be a reliable, experienced and responsible U.S. manufacturer: Boeing.

It seems, however, that Team Obama is poised to entrust responsibility for this vital defense capability to a company that has none of those attributes – the European aerospace conglomerate EADS. The pretext apparently will be that the foreign competitor is offering a lower bid than its American counterpart. ( Read Tanker Decision more... )

Machinists Welcome Tanker Decision

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today hailed the Department of Defense’s decision to award the Boeing Company with a contract to build a new fleet of air-to-air refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

“The Pentagon’s decision will result in an American aircraft, built by American workers for America’s warriors,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

“With more than 40,000 U.S. jobs at stake, this decision also significantly strengthens the core of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry.” ( Read Tanker Decision more... )

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