• EADS to enter $50 billion U.S. tanker battle

    Airbus parent EADS told the Pentagon on Tuesday that it will compete directly against Boeing Co for a military refueling plane deal worth up to $50 billion, according to sources informed about the matter.
  • EADS triggers $50 billion U.S. tanker battle

    Airbus parent EADS braved awkward financial odds and a growing storm in Congress by challenging Boeing for a military refueling plane deal worth up to $50 billion, sources said Tuesday.
  • EADS to bid alone for tanker contract: sources

    Airbus parent EADS is poised to bid alone for a U.S. refueling plane deal valued at up to $50 billion after failing to recruit L-3 Communications Holdings or another major company as a key supplier, sources familiar with the matter said.
  • Northrop declines to bid for tanker work

    Northrop Grumman Corp said it would not bid in the U.S. Air Force's multibillion-dollar aerial tanker competition after concluding the rules favored Boeing Co's smaller 767-based plane.