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Airplanes / Air Force-Airbus Deal #887113

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 2008
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Peter Alexander) The reaction to the decision to buy Air Force refueling planes from France's Airbus rather than Boeing examined; statement from Boeing to the Air Force quoted. [Boeing employee Charlie GRIESER†- reacts.] [Secretary of Air Force Michael WYNEE†- announces the deal for tanker aircraft with Northrop Grumman.] [Air Force Gen. Arthur LICHTE†- defends the deal.] [In Mobile, Alabama, two PEOPLE - react to getting the plane assembly deal.] [Senator Patty MURRAY†- criticizes sending this overseas.]

Holt, Lester;
Alexander, Peter

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