More details of the competitors for the US Air Force’s KC-X tanker requirement are emerging as the contest gets down to the wire. Northrop Grumman now says it will likely switch the KC-30 from a converted passenger A330-200 to an A330-200F freighter if it wins. Meanwhile Boeing plans to assemble its USAF KC-767 Lego-style from parts of various 767 models. Here’s how it would work:
Presentations given by both companies at last week’s Air Force Association show can be found of Scott Hamilton’s www.leeham.net website.