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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Boeing Under Mounting Pressure To Deliver New Tanker

Boeing 767-2C (KC-46)After a decade-long battle against Airbus that included protests and allegations of corruption, Boeing in 2011 won the highly-coveted contract to build a new aerial refueling aircraft for the Air Force.

The fixed-price contract award came with strings attached: Boeing would be responsible for any development costs over a $4.9 billion cap.

Because of a 2014 wiring issue that delayed flight testing and added unforeseen expenses to the program, the pressure is mounting on Boeing.

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