Boeing's proposed NewGen Tanker would support about 230 jobs and $10 million in annual economic impact in Oklahoma if the company wins the contract with the U.S. Air Force, the company said Friday.
Boeing has been trying for nearly a decade to win a contract to replace the Air Force's Eisenhower-era KC-135 aircraft. The Air Force is expected to award a contract in the next few months.
Oklahoma manufacturers involved in the tanker include: the Boeing facility near Oklahoma City; Cinch Connectors in Vinita; and Limco Manufacturing and Precise Machining & Manufacturing, both in Tulsa.
Boeing has 964 employees in Oklahoma and works with nearly 247 suppliers/vendors, delivering a total $531 million in annual economic impact.
In Kansas, Boeing has said its tanker would support 7,500 new and existing jobs at Boeing, its suppliers and in the community, and have an economic impact of $388 million a year.