04.03.2011
FLUG REVUE

EADS North America will not protest U.S. Air Force’s aerial refueling tanker selection

EADS North America announced today that it will not protest the U.S. Air Force’s selection of the Boeing offering in the competition to replace the service's aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers.

The company expressed appreciation to the Air Force for running a competition consistent with the rules set out in its Request for Proposal.

“While we are obviously disappointed that our men and women in uniform are not getting the most capable tanker available, we will not take any action that could further delay the already overdue replacement of the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet,” said EADS North America Chairman Ralph D. Crosby, Jr. “The bid that we submitted was substantially lower than was submitted in the last competition. Our bid reflected a sound business case and offered a reasonable return to our shareholders.”

“We’re also proud that our involvement in the competition resulted in very significant savings to taxpayers,” Crosby said.

EADS North America’s analysis determined that the KC-X bid submitted by The Boeing Company was nearly $16 billion less for 179 aircraft compared to its original tanker lease offer to the Air Force in 2002, when normalized for escalation and differences in aircraft quantities and requirements.

“Much is promised by our competitor, whom we congratulate. However, should they fail to deliver, we stand ready to step in with a proven and operating tanker,” said Crosby.

The U.S. Air Force also confirmed that the EADS North America tanker was judged to be superior in capability to the Boeing offering as measured by the service’s fleet effectiveness rating.

”We’ve competed fiercely and demonstrated once again why we have earned a reputation with the Department of Defense for quality, dependability and professionalism,” said EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe. “Now our focus is on future opportunities and our continued growth. This experience has strengthened our position in the U.S. marketplace.”

“We will continue our dialog with the Department of Defense to strengthen our future competitiveness, while also applying relevant lessons learned to the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transports slated for delivery to four U.S. allies,” O’Keefe said.



Weitere interessante Inhalte
BDLI-Bilanz 2016 Umsatz und Beschäftigung auf Rekordstand

28.04.2017 - Die deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie verbuchte 2016 ein Wachstum von acht Prozent auf den Rekordumsatz von 37,5 Milliarden Euro. Die Beschäftigtenzahl liegt nun bei 108000. … weiter

Werft in Dalian China lässt zweiten Flugzeugträger zu Wasser

27.04.2017 - Die Schiffswerft in Dalian feierte am Mittwoch den Stapellauf des zweiten chinesischen Flugzeugträgers. Er könnte 2019 in Dienst gehen. … weiter

US Air Force F-35A besuchen Estland

26.04.2017 - Die erstmals nach Europa verlegten F-35A Lightning II der USAF haben am Dienstag einen Blitzbesuch auf der Luftwaffenbasis Ämari absolviert. … weiter

Flugstundenkosten Die teuersten Flugzeuge der US Air Force

26.04.2017 - Militärflugzeuge können nicht nur in der Beschaffung exorbitant teuer sein, auch der laufende Betrieb verschlingt teils immense Kosten, wie eine Aufstellung des Pentagon zeigt. … weiter

Eurofighter Meteor-Doppelstart getestet

26.04.2017 - Bei einem Flug über dem Testgelände bei den Hebriden hat ein Eurofighter erstmals zwei Meteor-Lenkwaffen in kurzer Folge verschossen. … weiter


  • Hersteller

    Lade...

  • Typ

    Bitte Hersteller auswählen!

FLUG REVUE 05/2017

FLUG REVUE
05/2017
10.04.2017

Abonnements
Digitalabo
E-Paper
Heft-Archiv
Einzelheft bestellen


Boeing 737 wird 50
Boeing 787-10 fliegt
Rafale in Jordanien
DC-3 in Kolumbien
Flughafen Paris Charles de Gaulle
Triebwerksforschung

aerokurier iPad-App