Boeing hasn’t said how many jobs winning an aerial refueling tanker would mean for Wichita. But Boeing chairman Jim McNerney said this morning that a “tanker win for Kansas would be huge.”
McNerney made the statement during a conference call with analysts and reporters regarding the company’s first quarter results.
“We will depend on that work force to do a lot of the modification and final integration of the airplane,” McNerney said.
Airbus’ parent, EADS, said Tuesday that it plans to bid against Boeing for a contract to supply aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force.