More on tanker

Here are some new developments on the continuing USAF tanker saga: Human Events publishes a rebuttal to a previous piece supporting Boeing. This one supports Northrop. Opponents to US Sen. John McCain continue to make hay over allegations… Read More

Boeing acquires piece of troubled SC company

Boeing today (March 28) acquired the Vought share of Global Aeronautica, giving the 787 manufacturer a 50% stake in the company. The plant in Charleston (SC) has been one of the key trouble spots in the 787 program…. Read More

Boeing resorts to more PR/updated

Boeing placed nationwide advertisements Tuesday about its protest over the USAF award to the GAO. This is part of the public relations campaign by Boeing we’ve disliked. Just as we thought the USAF award had to be done… Read More

Where does Boeing turn?

With delivery delays of around 15 months now expected for the Boeing 787 program, where does Boeing turn to help its customers? One suggestion was upping the production of the 767, currently at one a month. This won’t… Read More

Congressional move ill-advised

A move in the US House to adopt legislation to overturn the USAF tanker award to Boeing is ill-advised on a number of levels. According to a story in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer,¬† Boeing supporters in the House, incensed… Read More

Eco-Aviation in the US

Eco-Aviation continues to gain ground in the US. Environmental forces in Europe have been targeting aviation for several years, and very aggressively. In the US, the issue has been much slower to catch on. Airbus and Boeing have… Read More

Reasoned pro-Boeing tanker piece

Here’s one of the most well-reasoned, pro-Boeing tanker pieces we’ve seen, completely devoid of the histrionics of the Boeing supporters.

Minimal job loss over KC-767 tanker

A survey released today (March 22) released by the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association of 55 companies in the Puget Sound area (Seattle) finds that the loss of the KC-767 contract to Boeing results in the loss of fewer… Read More

Northrop’s conference call transcript

Here’s the Northrop¬†Transcript of Northrop Grumman’s conference call refuting Boeing’s conference call the same day. Boeing did not create a transcript of its conference call, a spokesman told us. But fundamentally, by comparing Northrop’s transcript to Boeing’s redacted… Read More

Hopscotching through Europe

We’re sometimes accused of having a warped sense of humor (guilty) that occasionally gets us in trouble with readers. But we simply can’t help ourselves. We found something in the Boeing tanker protest that we could not help… Read More