In a stunning development this week, the GAO sustained Boeing’s protest of the Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation tanker contract to Airbus (via middle-man Northrup Grumman). This was widely unexpected as the GAO rarely upholds such protests, but leaves hope for a new bid on the contract that will be evaluated fairly. And if that is the case, then I’m confident that Boeing will eventually win the day. Congratulations Boeing!
Related: The Tanker Deal
Friday, June 20th, 2008