Thursday, February 24, 2011

Terrific News for Wichita...and, the United States

The Air Force's KC-135 tankers were first built in 1957, yet they are still the mainstay of the United States' aerial tanker fleet. For ten long years, the Air Force has been trying to get them replaced with a modern aircraft.
Boeing artist conception via AP and "The Wichita Eagle"

Today, the contract, the largest defense contract in history, was awarded to Boeing. Much of the work will be done in Wichita at Boeing and Spirit Aerosystems. It means 7,500 Wichita-area jobs, according to The Wichita Eagle. 

Congratulations to all!

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