Pro-Boeing politicians speak out on tanker contract

Senator Pat Roberts, of Kansas:





Representative Norm Dicks, of Washington:


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2 Responses to Pro-Boeing politicians speak out on tanker contract

  1. Nicolas 23 June, 2008 at 6:06 am #

    Why bother holding a competition????

  2. Paul Revere 24 June, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    They should get everybody in a room and say, “Listen up. We’re going to split this order. It doesn’t make sense to have all of our eggs in one basket, anyway. We will order x number of tankers from EADS, and x number of tankers from Boeing. In 2014, we will award an order for x more tankers, based on performance by the two contractors to that point, as well as the performance of the aircraft in the field. Further blocks of tankers may be ordered in 2018 and 2022.”
    That might cost marginally more in some aspects, but having an alternative would keep everybody’s nose to the grindstone . . .

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