Waiting with bated breath

It didn’t take long for one of our readers to e-mail us that the headline for our Corporate Website update today (June 17) had a misspelling: Waiting with baited breath. Well, be that as it may–we said it… Read More

On the road

We’re on an extended travel schedule, so there won’t be much in the way of updates on this site. In advance of the anticipated June 19 GAO decision on the tanker competition, we’ll have some documents to post… Read More

Lots of Boeing, Airbus, tanker news

It’s been a busy 24 hours. In no particular order: Boeing drops out Boeing has dropped out of its participation to build the Joint Cargo Aircraft, called the C27J, because it could not reach a financial arrangement with… Read More

Top Air Force officials “resign”

Reuters just moved this report: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Moseley intend to resign, a congressional source told Reuters on Thursday. The resignations come after a series… Read More

Lockheed praises Tanker Decision

In what can only fall into the “wow” category, Lockheed Martin–the USA’s #1 defense contractor–praised the US Air Force for looking beyond the US shores in awarding the KC-X tanker contract to a consortium consisting of Northrop Grumman… Read More

Obscure tanker protest may muddy waters

An obscure protest of the USAF tanker award to Northrop Grumman by a two-person company might muddy the waters in the protest by Boeing if allegations contained in the protest prove to have substance. This protest focuses principally… Read More

GAO Protests often fail, Boeing concedes

Reuters published this piece late Thursday about Boeing’s concession that protests over government awards often fail. Boeing, of course, is talking about its protest to the Government Accountability Office over the USAF award to Northrop Grumman for the… Read More

“White Paper” rips Tanker Award

A labor union of technical engineers issued an 11-page “white paper” today ripping the USAF tanker contract award to Northrop Grumman and the KC-30 over the Boeing KC-767. The two page press release summarizes the white paper findings…. Read More

Another You Read It Here First

Bloomberg reports today that Airbus cut its A380 sales forecast this year to 20 from 30, but we reported this last week on our Corporate Website.

“No” to A350 aid

Bloomberg News reports that Airbus has asked for US$18 billion in financial aid for development of the A350 XWB. (Holy smokes, the price of things has gone up.) Here’s the report from The Seattle Times. Boeing, predictably, doesn’t… Read More