Boeing Wins $750 Million Contract For B-52 Work

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) --The Boeing Co. has announced it won a $750
million, 10-year contract from the U.S. Air Force for engineering
support on the B-52 bomber.

The company said Tuesday the contract sustains about 150 jobs at
Boeing plants in Wichita and Oklahoma City and at Barksdale Air
Force Base in Shreveport, La.

Under the contract, Boeing engineers will support software,
communications, avionics and other work as directed by the Air Force.

The contract provides for in-flight emergency support to aircrews that allow pilots to contact Boeing engineers from the cockpit.

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