Nearly eight years after Boeing snatched away the lucrative U.S. Air Force KC-X tanker contract from Airbus, the European airframer is eyeing another chance to offer its internationally successful A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to the U.S. customer. By teaming up with Lockheed Martin, Airbus believes an urgent Pentagon demand for contractor-supplied aerial refueling—driven in part by Boeing’s KC-46 delays—could help position it for the next wave of U.S. and ...

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