Boeing has been awarded the new tanker contract by the U.S. Air Force. This is great news for the State of Washington, especially in the Everett, WA employment.

The contract was worth more than 35 billion dollars, which will be a major boost to the Puget Sound area. The tanker is a 767 wide-body jetliner, which will be assembled in the Everett, WA plant. This decision was made by the U.S. Air Force Thursday of this week. This contract initially calls for 179 new planes.