Stories tagged: tanker
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019
Iran’s state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fairchild Air Force Base today identified the three airmen killed Friday when their air refueling tanker crashed in Kyrgyzstan.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
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
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
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
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
The CEO of Boeing said on Thursday that it’s possible his company will be underbid by its European competitor.
Tue., April 20, 2010
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
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 …