Wednesday, June 18, 2008

GAO Gives Green Light to Boeing

The Government Accountability Office has requested the Air Force re-open its negotiations over a tanker contract with Boeing and Airbus.

"Air Force had made a number of significant errors that could have affected the outcome of what was a close competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman."

The response from the GAO prompted Boeing's Vice-President to release the following statement.

"We appreciate the professionalism and diligence the GAO showed in its review of the KC-X acquisition process. We look forward to working with the Air Force on the next steps in this critical procurement for our warfighters."

Did you hear that? It's as if several thousand people suddenly exhailed in relief all at once.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/machinists-slam-tanker-accounting-error/

"The Air Force this week admitted it miscalculated the life-cycle costs of operating Boeing's refueling tanker by at least $36 million per aircraft and that it awarded the contract to the more expensive proposal for an Airbus tanker. The recent increase in fuel prices makes the cost difference between operating the two aircraft even larger."

Note, they miscalculated by $36M per aircraft. Nice to know we have the varsity working on this important deal.