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The latest on Boeing and KC-X

Boeing has just come out of its debriefing (7 March) with the US Air Force and issued this statement : “We spent several hours with Air Force leaders, listening and probing, all in an effort to better understand the reasoning behind their decisions,” said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president and program manager of the KC-767 […]

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Boeing and KC-X – to protest or not to protest?

I’m going to stick my neck out and predict Boeing will not protest the award of the KC-X tanker contract to Northrop and Airbus. Boeing gets debriefed by the US Air Force today (7 March) and will decide over the weekend whether to protest. But I don’t think they will find anything to fault in […]

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Take a break – Boeing patent offers safer refueling

Back on the subject of new Boeing patents, here is one for “a method for facilitating emergency separation of in-flight refueling system components”. Basically it is a “fuse” located between the hose and its drogue to allow the drogue to separate from the hose before damaging the probe or the hose. If you wonder why […]

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