KMOX 1120AM

Local

Boeing Tanker Win Means Jobs in St. Louis

Brian Kelly
View Comments
IMG_1378
News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- Boeing’s big tanker contract win Thursday means over a thousand  jobs and tens of millions of dollars in economic impact for the St. Louis region.

That’s according to Boeing Defense, Space and Security CEO Dennis Muilenburg who says they’ll be doing some of the early engineering work in St. Louis creating a wide variety of positions both within Boeing and at its suppliers, “Over the next few months we’ll be rolling out the details of that. We expect the supply chain work here will span the breadth of the program.

“Some will include engineering jobs up front. Some of that will include manufacturing at the component and major assembly level, those will span electronics, structure, software.”

Muilenburg says that since it is a startup program many of the jobs will be new and will last a while, “We’ll deliver the first 18 tankers through 2017, then we’ll deliver a total of 179 tankers at roughly a rate of 15 a year, so this is a program that will last for more than a decade.”  He says there are also foreign deal possibilities and tanker fleets are usually used for decades.

Muilenberg says the project will create 50 thousand jobs nationwide.

Copyright KMOX Radio

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,822 other followers