Boeing Competing with Airbus Plane for Air Tanker Contract

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Boeing has submitted its bid for an Air Force contract to build air tankers. The tankers would be Boeing 767s assembled in Everett, Washington, and modified in Wichita, Kansas. Boeing's defense unit is based in St. Louis. Boeing is competing for the contract with Northrop Grumman, which is using an Airbus plane modified in Mobile, Alabama. The new planes would replace KC135 tankers. The Pentagon could eventually order 500 planes worth $100 billion. Boeing lost an original air tanker contract three years ago in an ethics scandal.

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