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Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil, Iran’s state TV reported Thursday. The vessel appears to be a United Arab Emirates-based tanker that …


Boeing tanker jets grounded due to tools and debris left during manufacturing

Boeing leadership was forced to ground its 767-based KC-46 tankers for the past week after the Air Force expressed concern about loose tools and other foreign object debris (FOD) found …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people

A tanker explosion at a gas-filling station in Ghana late Saturday, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra, authorities …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Fairchild passed over as a location for next round of new air-refueling tankers

Fairchild Air Force Base has come up short a second time in a bid to host next-generation aerial tankers, leaving Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to question …


Washington freeway reopens after tank truck rollover

A section of a major freeway in Washington state has reopened state after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.


Air Force says Boeing tanker program faces further delays

The Air Force said Friday that Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program, already late and over budget, faces a further serious delay of six months to the initial tanker deliveries – and …


Shirts being sold to help benefit victims’ families

When she came up with the idea earlier this week of selling commemorative T-shirts to raise money for the families of Fairchild’s downed tanker crew, Brandy Tiffany thought she’d be …


Fairchild airmen who died in crash Friday identified

Fairchild Air Force Base today identified the three airmen killed Friday when their air refueling tanker crashed in Kyrgyzstan.


50 years ago, 44 men died when KC-135 crashed before landing

The KC-135 tanker was on its approach to Fairchild Air Force Base on a foggy September morning 50 years ago when the air traffic control tower lost radar and radio …


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.


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 …


Boeing to build new tanker

The Boeing Co. was chosen to build the next generation of U.S. Air Force tankers that will replace some of the KC-135s.


Boeing CEO says he won’t bid too low on tanker

The CEO of Boeing said on Thursday that it’s possible his company will be underbid by its European competitor.


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 …


Boeing says it will bid on Air Force tanker

Defense contractor Boeing said Thursday that it will bid for the Air Force’s troubled $35 billion refueling plane contract, leaving rival Northrop Grumman to decide if it will make its …