The Defense Department will push back its decision on a $35 billion tanker contract to the next administration, delaying again the hotly disputed competition between Boeing and Northrop Grumman to replace the Air Force's aging aerial refueling fleet
The Pentagon has "terminated" the competition for an Air Force airborne tanker contract for now, leaving the decision for the next presidential administration, a statement from the Defense Department said Wednesday.
The U.S. Air Force on Friday announced one of the largest military acquisition programs in U.S. history, saying the service had chosen Northrop Grumman over Boeing to replace its aging air refueling tanker fleet.
The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce this week a $40 billion contract to replace its aging fleet of air refueling tankers, a process which has been mired in corruption and political wrangling for years.
Your ride to space may not come from a scrappy startup after all. In June, the Astrium division of the behemoth European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), after Boeing the largest aerospace company in the world, released its own design for a small tourist spaceship.
The parent of European aircraft maker Airbus is close to an agreement to streamline its management structure in an effort to respond more quickly to problems at the company, but it also is facing new troubles over engines of is latest model, according to published reports.
CNN's Paula Sailes has traveled to Paris to cover the air show at Le Bourget. This is her first time at the world's biggest international aerospace event, and she is writing a blog to give you a first-hand account of life behind the scenes at Le Bourget.