tanker contract http://www.kplu.org en EADS won't challenge Boeing tanker contract http://www.kplu.org/post/eads-wont-challenge-boeing-tanker-contract <p>Boeing&#39;s chief rival for the lucrative Air Force tanker refueling contract ended a decade-long fight for over the work today, announcing it will not challenge the Defense Department&#39;s award for the project.&nbsp;</p><p>The Herald of Everett&#39;s Michelle Dunlop reports EADS, the European parent company of Airbus, decided a challenge could not be mounted:</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:23:27 +0000 KPLU News Staff 932 at http://www.kplu.org EADS won't challenge Boeing tanker contract Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-10 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Pierce County Deputy Dies</strong></li><li><strong>Boeing Rival Expected to Concede Tanker Fight</strong></li><li><strong>Seattle&#39;s Big Fireworks Show Will Return</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Shock at Pierce County Sheriff&#39;s Office</b></p><p>Pierce County&#39;s law enforcement officers are &quot;in shock&quot; today <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/pierce-county-deputy-dies-after-being-treated-duty-injuries">after the sudden death of sheriff&#39;s deputy</a>. Shandon Wright died at home yesterday evening, a day after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury that happened on the job last year.</p><p><a href="http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2011/03/03/pierce-county-sheriffs-deputy-dies-from-surgery-related-to-on-duty-assault/">Fifty off-duty officers responded</a> to his South Hill home upon hearing the news, according to the News Tribune&#39;s Stacia Glenn. The exact cause of Wright&#39;s death is being investigated.</p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:19:08 +0000 KPLU News Staff 926 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines Tanker deal is big win for Washington aerospace, 10 years in the making http://www.kplu.org/post/tanker-deal-big-win-washington-aerospace-10-years-making <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954560.mp3</p><p>Aerospace workers in the Puget Sound region are celebrating.&nbsp; So is the state&#39;s congressional delegation, which has fought for 10 years to win a lucrative contract to build a refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:18:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 875 at http://www.kplu.org Tanker deal is big win for Washington aerospace, 10 years in the making Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-9 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Boeing and Region Cheer Contract Win</b></li><li><b>Seattle Schools &quot;Rogue&quot; Manager</b></li><li><b>Cold Weekend Ahead</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Upset Victory Spawns Local Celebrations</b></p><p>Boeing was the &quot;underdog&quot; and came out fighting to win, according to U.S. Senator Patty Murray. <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/tanker-deal-big-win-washington-aerospace-10-years-making">At a celebratory Seattle news conference</a> with Senator Maria Cantwell and other state congressional leaders, they praised the Pentagon&#39;s decision on the $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, as KPLU&#39;s&nbsp;Bellamy Pailthorp reported.</p><p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:48:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 873 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing wins massive Air Force refueling tanker contract http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-wins-massive-air-force-refueling-tanker-contract <p>The Pentagon wants Boeing to build the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers. The contract is worth $35 billion. Boeing&#39;s bid beat out rival EADS, parent of Airbus.&nbsp;</p><p>The Air Force has tried for nearly a decade to replace its aging fleet of Eisenhower-era tankers, the equivalent of a flying gas station.</p><p>The planes will be based on Boeing&#39;s 767 jetliner. &nbsp;The work is expected to impact 50,000 jobs, according to the Associated Press.</p><p>Washington&#39;s congressional leaders are celebrating the announcement. In a statement issued shortly after the Pentagon&#39;s choice was made public, Senator Patty Murray cheered the decision:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;This decision is a major victory for the American workers, the American aerospace industry and America&rsquo;s military. And it is consistent with the President&rsquo;s own call to &lsquo;out-innovate&rsquo; and &lsquo;out-build&rsquo; the rest of the world,&quot; Murray stated.</p></blockquote><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:37:32 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 871 at http://www.kplu.org Verbal sparring begins as military refueler bids submitted - again http://www.kplu.org/post/verbal-sparring-begins-military-refueler-bids-submitted-again <p>Final bids were submitted Thursday by Boeing and Airbus' parent company, <span><span>EADS</span></span> for the contract to build the Air Force's in-flight refueling tanker. The Air Force could announce the winner as early as next month, but the award is likely to be sidetracked by politics and protests. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:17:09 +0000 Gary Crawford 777 at http://www.kplu.org Verbal sparring begins as military refueler bids submitted - again Premiere of 747-8 to cap big week for Boeing http://www.kplu.org/post/premiere-747-8-cap-big-week-boeing <p>It's been a big week for aerospace in the Puget Sound region. The Boeing company turned in its final bid for the air force refueling tanker on Thursday. CEO Jim McNerney took his <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2011/02/10/boeing-to-build-737-replacement-ceo.html">strongest stance yet for building a 737 successor</a>. And earlier this week, analysts and suppliers heard briefings on the state of the industry at an <a href="http://www.pnaa.net/Pages/Events/Conference/2011/2011_Conference.html">aerospace convention in Lynnwood</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:13:12 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 772 at http://www.kplu.org Premiere of 747-8 to cap big week for Boeing Senator Cantwell demanding answers in tanker competition after latest Air Force blunder http://www.kplu.org/post/senator-cantwell-demanding-answers-tanker-competition-after-latest-air-force-blunder <p>US Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) says the US Air Force contract for the next generation of refueling tankers should not be awarded until questions are answered about the military's latest snafu.&nbsp;</p><p>A decision on who wins the $35-billion contract is expected as early as next month.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>In November, the Air Force admitted that it had inadvertently mixed up two packages of information.&nbsp; It sent details of Boeing's bid to Airbus-parent EADS and of <a href="http://www.kc45now.com/index/">EADS's bid</a> to Boeing.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:50:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 600 at http://www.kplu.org Senator Cantwell demanding answers in tanker competition after latest Air Force blunder Trusted analyst fuels rumor: tanker bid will go to EADS, not Boeing http://www.kplu.org/post/trusted-analyst-fuels-rumor-tanker-bid-will-go-eads-not-boeing <p>A leading defense analyst who had previously predicted a Boeing win in the competition to build the US Air Force's next generation of refueling tankers now says Airbus parent EADS will likely get the $40-billion contract.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 01:23:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 297 at http://www.kplu.org Trusted analyst fuels rumor: tanker bid will go to EADS, not Boeing