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.
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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.