The European Aeronautic and Defence and Space Co. (EADS), stung by the U.S. Air Force's decision last month to explore tanker leasing options with Boeing instead of Airbus, is pressing ahead with development of an advanced refueling boom it says will be available beginning in 2005. EADS' lack of an operational boom and several other factors prompted the U.S. Air Force to go with Boeing. The Air Force, however, encouraged EADS "to continue [its] air refueling boom and other tanker ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "EADS pressing ahead with work on new refueling boom".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.