Stories tagged: tanker
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 …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
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.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
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 …
Sat., May 11, 2013
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 …
Sun., May 5, 2013, 12:09 p.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
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 …
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 …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011, 2:31 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 3, 2010, 12:31 p.m.
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.
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 4, 2010, 11:19 a.m.
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 …