Stories tagged: EADS
Fri., March 4, 2011, 1:17 p.m.
EADS won’t appeal Boeing contract
The European plane-building company that lost out on a $35 billion refueling tanker deal isn’t appealing the Air Force’s decision to go with Chicago-based Boeing.
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Editorial: Boeing tanker contract assures state’s role in aerospace industry
Despite the creeping pessimism leading up to the announcement, Boeing won the U.S. Air Force contract to supply the next generation of airborne refueling planes. That’s one hairy landing under …
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Caldwell: Boeing’s tanker victory a blow to ’Bama
Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Caldwell: Battle over Air Force tanker nearing conclusion
The U.S. Air Force may make its final final decision on the next generation of tanker as soon as next month. But Congress may have the final final final word.
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010
Senators, Rossi weigh in on tanker bid
The nation’s nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in …
Fri., July 9, 2010, 8 a.m.
One more round, perhaps, for Boeing and EADS
Boeing submitted its bid today for the Air Force’s $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program after several …
Fri., July 9, 2010
EADS submits tanker bid
SEATTLE – Airbus parent company EADS on Thursday submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker to the Pentagon, a day ahead of the deadline for submissions. …
Fri., June 4, 2010
Jet maker won’t bid too low on tanker, CEO says
The CEO of Boeing said on Thursday that it’s possible his company will be underbid by its European competitor. Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney told analysts in New York …
Tue., May 4, 2010, 9:35 a.m.
Pentagon delays tanker award to Nov. 12
The Pentagon is delaying the award of a huge contract for its new tanker jet by almost three months, pushing it past the November elections.
Wed., April 21, 2010
Boeing competitor will bid on Air Force tanker job
WASHINGTON – With the encouragement of the Pentagon, the European parent of Airbus said Tuesday that it will compete for a $35 billion Air Force contract to build aerial refueling …
Tue., April 20, 2010, 1:51 p.m.
EADS goes alone in bid on U.S. tanker contract
A European defense contractor said Tuesday that will make its own bid for the U.S. Air Force’s long-delayed $35 billion contract to build a fleet of new refueling jets after …
Thu., March 25, 2010
Editorial: Tanker bid process needs firm conditions
Just when we thought the tortuous journey to a new generation of aerial refueling tankers was coming to an end, a new twist emerges. Northrop Grumman-EADS dropped out of the …
Sun., March 7, 2010, 1 a.m.
War of words flies higher than troubled Air Force tanker
Boeing Co. will try for the third time to get a tanker based on its 767 in the hands of U.S. Air Force pilots before the KC-135s parked at Fairchild …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2009
Boeing gets boost from ruling in world trade dispute
Confidentially, the United States has won a major victory for Boeing Co. in its ongoing fight against allegedly illegal European government aid to rival Airbus. Confidentially because the World Trade …