Tue, Aug 07, 2007
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
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We would need billions and billions and billions more
dollars. It is a balancing act of the entire portfolio of
warfighting capabilities that we need because we are catching up on
the peace dividend. And we can't afford to put all the money in
tankers that it would take to do something like that."
Source: Sue Payton, head of acquisitions for
the USAF, commenting to The Financial Times the Air Force won't
consider splitting its initial 80-plane order for new aerial
tankers between offerings from Boeing and EADS.
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