Business Week to Boeing: don’t protest tanker award

Business Week has an interesting commentary on why Boeing should not protest the USAF award to Northrop Grumman. This may be found here.

Boeing statement requesting immediate de-brief

Boeing Requests Immediate KC-X Tanker Briefing ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2008 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today made public a request for an immediate debriefing from U.S. Air Force officials on the KC-X tanker competition. As of… Read More

Assessing the fall-out on the tanker

In the three days since the USAF awarded the tanker contract to Northrop Grumman, the fallout has been swift and vitriolic. Before going there, we’ve updated our corporate website with some analysis of our own. We take a… Read More

Loren Thompson analyzes Northrop win

Lexington Institute analyst Loren Thompson analyzes the Northrop tanker win in his column today. He has some surprising facts and conclusions. This is a must-read for how Northrop won and Boeing lost. Here’s a podcast about the future… Read More

Press coverage of the tanker award

Here are some interesting articles about the tanker award to Northrop Grumman: From the Everett Herald, a look at the new Alabama aerospace center. From Europe’s AFP news service, US legislators blast award; From the Chicago Tribune, Boeikng… Read More

What does the Northrop win mean?

Every aerospace analyst surveyed by Bloomberg a week ago figured Boeing would win this competition. We did, too. So what happened? In the end, it came down to what we have been saying all along: did the Air… Read More

USAF changes specs, may taint process

Incredibly, Reuters reported yesterday that the Air Force changed its criteria at the last minute in the KC-X program that lowered the score of the Northrop Grumman KC-30 proposal. The Mobile Press-Register reports that Boeing’s KC-767 score was… Read More

Dodging a bullet

Boeing dodged a bullet when a court refused to let a discrimination lawsuit go forward, but the bullet missed two targets: the discrimination itself but also perhaps the tanker contract. We’re told that under federal rules, Boeing could… Read More