Tue, May 20, 2008
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
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"How do more electrical outlets stack up against
increased fuel offload over range? How do better flight deck seats
compare to greater airlift capability?"
Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation. In its
latest salvo against American planemaker Boeing, on Monday Northrop
restated the US Air Force found their bid to build the next
generation of aerial refueling tankers superior to Boeing's in four
of the five most important selection criteria. The company did
acknowledge Boeing's 767-based entry does possess some advantages
over its Airbus A330-derived KC-45A. For example, the Boeing plane
offers more interior electrical outlets, better flight deck seats,
and the ability to carry secondary fuels like Swedish Kerosene...
which Northrop adds is rarely used.
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