Cantwell on EADS Announcement: ‘A Proud Day for Washingtonians’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement today after the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) announced it would not protest the U.S. Air Force’s decision to award the KC-X tanker contract to Boeing.

“Today is a proud day for all Washingtonians. Today’s announcement makes official what Washingtonians know in our bones: We build the best airplanes in the world. Even with the deck stacked against them, Washington aerospace workers prevailed over long odds, stiff competition and illegal foreign subsidies. Boeing, its workers and my colleagues in Congress never gave up in fighting for these 11,000 jobs.”