5/6/2005

The parent of Airbus has picked four U.S. sites as finalists for a military tanker factory. EADS selected Melbourne, Fla., Mobile, Ala., Kiln, Miss., and North Charleston, S.C. EADS will compete against Boeing for a large Air Force contract for refueling tankers. Observers said Northrop Grumman is likely to partner with EADS on the bid.

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