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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.01.08)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"I am deeply troubled by the Air Force's decision to award the KC-X tanker to a French company that has never built a tanker in its history. We should have an American tanker built by an American company with American workers. I cannot believe we would create French jobs in place of Kansas jobs."

Source: Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt, reacting to Friday's announcement by the Pentagon of the selection of the Northrop/EADS KC-30 to fulfill the first phase of the US Air Force KC-X tanker contract, over a competing bid from Boeing.

FMI: www.eadsnorthamerica.com, www.northropgrumman.com/kc30/, www.globaltanker.com, www.boeing.com

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