Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > Political Forums > Economics
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Economics Discuss Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal at the Political Forums; Yet most are betting on the Airbus to win the contract, losing more jobs to the EU. Boeing Submits Final ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2011, 01:24 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,487
Thanks: 19,199
Thanked 10,923 Times in 8,519 Posts
Default Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal

Yet most are betting on the Airbus to win the contract, losing more jobs to the EU.

Quote:
Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal To US Air Force


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Boeing Company today submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X tanker competition. The proposal offers a fleet of Boeing NewGen Tankers -- 767-based, multi-mission aircraft that deliver superior capabilities to U.S. warfighters and burn 24% less fuel than the competing European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Company’s tanker. If selected, the Boeing tanker will save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars in fuel costs over the next 40 years and support 50,000 American jobs with more than 800 suppliers in more than 40 states.
“This decision is critical to America’s national security and its manufacturing base,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney. “Our best-of-Boeing team has offered the most capable and fuel-efficient tanker that will enable the U.S. Air Force to continue serving as the world’s finest air refueling provider without breaking future defense budgets.”
“Our challenge is to replace the KC-135, one of the most valuable aircraft fleets in aviation history, and we responded to the U.S. Air Force’s requirements by proposing the best multi-mission airplane built by the most experienced people -- the NewGen Tanker,” said Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “We have an integrated team that has spent the entire competition focusing on our customer and preparing to execute immediately after the contract is awarded. Boeing is ready to build America’s next tanker.”
“Our NewGen Tankers will be built using a proven low-risk, in-line manufacturing approach similar to the highly successful 737-based Navy P-8A, by an already trained and highly experienced U.S. work force at existing Boeing facilities that have delivered more than 2,000 tankers and 1,000 commercial 767s,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Boeing has been designing, building, modifying and supporting tankers for decades. These include the KC-135 fleet, the KC-10 fleet, and four KC-767Js delivered to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The Italian Air Force formally accepted its first KC-767 tanker in December and will receive three more as part of its current contract. In addition to being ready now, the Boeing NewGen Tanker will continue to deliver capability and value to both warfighters and U.S. taxpayers for decades to come. The NewGen Tanker:
* Saves taxpayers up to $36 billion in life-cycle costs compared with the competitor’s aircraft -- a difference that could pay for an additional fleet of 179 tankers
* Features a flight control design philosophy that places aircrews in command of the entire flight envelope rather than allowing computer software to limit combat maneuverability
* Provides Air Force pilots with an advanced digital flight deck featuring Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays
* Includes proven air refueling technology and a modernized NewGen KC-10 boom with an expanded refueling envelope capability, increased fuel offload rate and fly-by-wire control system -- all from the company that invented the air refueling boom and has produced the world’s most capable and reliable tankers
* Delivers significantly more fuel, cargo, passengers and patients than the current KC-135 tanker in a widebody airplane with a narrowbody footprint that affords the Air Force invaluable flexibility for a variety of operations.
Boeing’s final proposal is the culmination of a process that began when the company started studying tanker requirements after the release of the Air Force’s draft Request for Proposal (RFP) in September 2009, followed by a final RFP in February 2010. Boeing responded to the final RFP by submitting an 8,000-page proposal on July 9, 2010. A contractor will be selected early this year to replace 179 of the 400 Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft currently in the Air Force fleet.
Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal To US Air Force

More Stories:

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Asking For Wichita Volunteers
Coroner: No Connection Between Two Student Suicides At FHSU
Police Warn Residents About Unattended Vehicles
Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal To US Air Force
Analyst Expects Airbus To Win Tanker Contract
Police: Drive-By Shootings May Be Related
Mubarak Resigns, Hands Power To Military
Effort Underway To Improve Kansas' D- Grade On Dental Accessibility
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2011, 04:06 PM
Kings_Knight's Avatar
Professional Bomb-Tosser
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Other Side Of The Mirror
Posts: 822
Thanks: 54
Thanked 310 Times in 211 Posts
Default Re: Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal

Obama will make sure it's manufactured in China so they can install all the faulty software they want, making it unusable during a crisis ...
__________________
You have been counted, Thought Criminal Nr. 43680527
Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry.
- Charles Osgood
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2011, 04:10 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,487
Thanks: 19,199
Thanked 10,923 Times in 8,519 Posts
Default Re: Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kings_Knight View Post
Obama will make sure it's manufactured in China so they can install all the faulty software they want, making it unusable during a crisis ...
I believe Obama backed Airbus so the French would get the deal, but no proof to it all.

I am guessing your making a joke...
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Kings_Knight's Avatar
Professional Bomb-Tosser
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Other Side Of The Mirror
Posts: 822
Thanks: 54
Thanked 310 Times in 211 Posts
Default Re: Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlurp View Post
I believe Obama backed Airbus so the French would get the deal, but no proof to it all.

I am guessing your making a joke...
Actually, no - I'm quite serious. I have NO reason to believe Obama would discourage any and all attempts for this craft to be manufactured in China. He's already proved he has NO loyalty to this country, much less to anything having to do with the military ...
__________________
You have been counted, Thought Criminal Nr. 43680527
Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry.
- Charles Osgood
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2011, 12:46 PM
mlurp's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flatlands
Gender: Male
Posts: 37,487
Thanks: 19,199
Thanked 10,923 Times in 8,519 Posts
Default Re: Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kings_Knight View Post
Actually, no - I'm quite serious. I have NO reason to believe Obama would discourage any and all attempts for this craft to be manufactured in China. He's already proved he has NO loyalty to this country, much less to anything having to do with the military ...
Yet Airbus is a French and a few other EU countries concision, nothing to do with China..

Now if you have something besides thoughts now is the time to share it..
__________________


Improvise - Adapt - Over Come...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boeing, final, newgen, proposal, submits, tanker

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0