Thousands watch the rollout of the first B-52D Stratofortress at Beoing Wichita on December 7, 1955. There was a simulatneous rollout of the B-47E shown in the background. A total of 1390 B-47s were built at Boeing Wichita.
Jason DeHaven waits for results of a vote by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on at the union's lodge across from the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kan., late Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Dennis Hastert (R), Speaker of the House, and U.S Rep. Todd Tiahrt (middle) get a tour of a Boeing 767 and tanker modification site at Boeing Wichita by Bob Gower (L) Boeing vice president of the 767 tanker program. The 767 in the background is undergoing modification into a refueling tanker for the Italian Air Force at Boeing Wichita. Tiahrt invited Hastert to the Wichita facility which will receive more 767 tanker modification work if U.S. Air Force tanker lease program is approved by Congress. 2003
Boeing employees Larry Saunders, left, and Ted Whiteside hang a banner on the wall inside the Boeing administration building in 2004. Boeing announced during a press conference Tuesday that they were bought by Onex.
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, speaks to the media and Boeing workers during a press conference in 2008. The General Accountability Office had announced that the contract terms that caused Boeing to lose a tanker contract that was awarded to Airbus, were unfair.
Sen. Pat Roberts, Governor Sam Brownback and Todd Tiahrt, right to left, joke about the good fortune for Kansas before a press conference in 2011 announcing Boeing new contract with the U.S. Air Force to build the next generation of refueling jets. T
U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo, Governor Sam Brownback, Sen. Pat Roberts and former congressman Todd Tiahrt, right to left, address the media on Boeing's contract with the U.S. Air Force to build the next generation of refueling tankers in 2011 at Boeing.