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May 26, 2024
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Boeing seems to be moving towards another tanker scuffle.  This time they are apparently trying to prevent IAI from building any critical mass in the tanker business.

There are three primary places you can buy an aerial refueling tanker: Airbus, Boeing, and IAI.   Russia and China also are options but are not as a common as Boeing and Airbus.  Boeing was not the inventor of the aerial tanker business.  Airbus is a much more recent participant and has done exceptionally well and beaten Boeing several times with its A330 MRTT in competitions.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.