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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today the Air Force affirmed that only Boeing has the capability to build air refueling tankers that meet its high standards.

A key mover of the legislation to help the Air Force procure 100 new air tankers, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released the following statement:

"Today's announcement by the Air Force reaffirms what we had said throughout the legislative process - that only Boeing can meet the Air Forces' high standards for air tankers. There is no other tanker manufacturer. This is good news for the men and women in uniform, and the men and women who build American planes.

I sincerely hope that the advocates for foreign plane manufacturers will finally acknowledge that only Boeing can meet the tanker needs of the Air Force.

Further, I hope that Boeing's critics will cease their attacks on the Boeing company and the thousands of hard working American men and women who build the best airplanes in the world."