Northrop-Airbus beat Boeing for tanker deal

March 2008
Inside Tucson Business;3/10/2008, Vol. 17 Issue 40, p3
The article reports that Europe's Airbus SAS and Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman Corp. have won a $40 billion U.S. Air Force contract to make aerial fuel tankers, beating Boeing Co. The Department of Defense announced the contract award on February 29, 2008. The Northrop-Airbus contract award came nearly six years after Boeing had initially been given a $23 billion lease contact for the tankers. The tanker of Northrop-Airbus is an adaptation of the Airbus A330 commercial airliner.


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