Manzullo Praises Boeing’s Air Force Tanker Contract

A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo:

Manzullo Hails Boeing Victory on Air Refueling Tanker Contract

Northern IL manufacturers already huge suppliers to Boeing, could benefit from contract

[WASHINGTON] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL) issued the following statement tonight after the U.S. Air Force announced Chicago-based Boeing has won its competition with Europe’s Airbus to design and build the next generation air refueling tanker:

Boeing shows off its tanker.

“We have spent the last several years trying to convince the Air Force that Chicago-based Boeing deserves to build the next generation air refueling tanker, and we are ecstatic with the decision today to award the contract to the American manufacturer.

“This is a huge victory for American workers as well as the dozens of manufacturers in northern Illinois who supply nearly $180 million in products and services annually to Boeing. We have always worked closely with Boeing in helping them identify local manufacturing partners, and we will continue to seek job-creating contracts for northern Illinois manufacturers as Boeing ramps up to build the new tanker.”


Manzullo Praises Boeing’s Air Force Tanker Contract — 3 Comments

  1. and zero need for the aircraft, according to the Pentagon. Am sure Donny will get a lot of lunches and contributions from Chicago based Boeing for once again wasting money.

  2. Zero need? The current KC-135 fuelers are a 707 derivative, half a century old. Replacement is long overdue, and the 767 is the best platform to use.

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