Thursday, September 08, 2005

Northrop to use A330

Northrop’s decision to use the Airbus A330 to compete with Boeing 767 for next-generation air tankers is a big sellout.

And an insult to all Americans.

When the Eurocrats wanted to build their own aircraft, they did not ask for a flyaway contest with any US product

Now Northrop wants to use the A330 because it will be built in Mobile, Alabama?

What a bunch of gnats.

I’m pissed at the DOD for even considering such a flyaway.

The DOD should have selected a Boeing airframe and asked the companies to contest the modification of said airframe. Or, asked the contestants to choose from an airframe in US inventory.

Let’s stay American, folks. It IS the right thing!