Stories tagged: tankers
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Basing decision for next-generation tankers to shift Fairchild’s role
Even though Fairchild wasn’t chosen for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling tankers, officials say the base could end up with more planes and people.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013
Fairchild Air Force Base seen as option for potential Navy fighter jets
A change in the nation’s overall defense plans could bring more planes to Fairchild Air Force Base by the end of this decade. It might also mean a name change …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013, 9:10 A.M.
Fairchild loses bid to host new tankers
Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base has been selected over Fairchild Air Force Base and two others to be the main operating base for the Air Force’s new KC-46A air refueling …
THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013
Fairchild is finalist for newest tankers
Fairchild Air Force Base is on the short list to be the first home for the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The Air Force said Fairchild and three other bases …
SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012
Spin Control: Protest elicits tangle over Medicaid
Do Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Gov. Chris Gregoire agree on the best way to fix the nation’s health care system? Not hardly, although that may not be the impression …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012
Leaders want Boeing’s new tankers at Fairchild
Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday. The first in the new fleet of KC-46A tankers …
UPDATED: MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011, 2:09 P.M.
Fears about Boeing tanker jobs in Kansas resurface
Fears about the closure of Boeing Co.’s Wichita plant resurfaced today after a lawmaker’s comments that he had been told that modification work on Air Force refueling tankers will be …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011, 3:09 P.M.
Politicians urge Spokane for new tankers
Washington politicians have launched a campaign to bring the Air Force’s next generation of aerial refueling tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.
SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011
Spin Control: Corks pop at Boeing, but keep appeal history in mind
Despite the celebrating that has taken place since Boeing was declared the winner in the Air Force’s New Tanker Sweepstakes, it may be wise not to start adding all those …
FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010
Tanker crash dumps fuel near Lochsa River
LEWISTON – An estimated 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel from a crashed tanker has spilled into a ditch on the side of U.S. Highway 12 but has not yet seeped …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010
Murray meets with aerospace interests
A 10-year tango over the Air Force tanker contract dances on, leaving Spokane aerospace interests to anticipate potential effects. Those aerospace interests gathered Thursday in Spokane to meet with Sen. …
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009, 2:26 P.M.
Northrop: Boeing has ‘unfair’ edge in tanker deal
The Pentagon has given Boeing Co. an “unfair” advantage in the latest competition for a troubled $35 billion tanker contract, a Northrop Grumman Corp. executive said Tuesday.