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Boeing tanker rally in Everett

Sep 23, 2010, 3:19 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Boeing plans a rally Monday in Everett for employees and politicians as they try to win the U.S Air Force refueling tanker contract.

It’s a big deal. The Air Force contract is worth about $35 billion, and Boeing plans to base its tanker on the Everett-built 767 commercial airplane frame.

Boeing Commercial President and CEO Jim Albaugh will be among those at the Monday 9:30 a.m. rally.

Here’s an artist’s rendering of what the Boeing Air Force refueling tanker would look like:

BoeTanker

The Air Force is expected to award the contract in November. Rival Airbus has a version of the tanker based on a modified A330 jet.

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