Though most of Wednesday's clamor in the halls of Congress had
to do with baseball, Roger Clemens, and steroids, another debate
raged before the House Subcommittee on Aviation -- what could be
done to stem what seems to be a growing tide of runway incursions
at the nation's airports.
"The preferred supplier is Boeing... [The contract] is
Boeing's to lose, and Boeing would have to do something really
stupid to lose it."
Source: Stephens Inc. analyst Eric Hugel. As
the Air Force continues to ponder its decision on a lucrative
tanker contract, several analysts say the winds seem to be blowing
Boeing's way. While nothing is official yet, word is that
Boeing’s KC-767 is the favorite to win, over the
Airbus-derived KC-30 offered by Northrop and EADS.