Iowa Could Benefit From Boeing Tanker Contract

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Economic analysts say that if the Chicago-based Boeing Co. is awarded an Air Force contract for the NextGen Tanker, Iowa could benefit from approximately 800 jobs.

Those jobs might include 200 at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids.

Earlier this week, Boeing selected Rockwell Collins to provide the same advanced flight deck technology to its new tanker that it supplies for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

In addition to the flight deck, Rockwell Collins would supply communication, navigation, surveillance, air traffic management aircraft networks and situational awareness capability for the Boeing tanker.

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