03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Boeing Weighing Protest Of Air Force Tanker Deal

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday it would seriously consider challenging a U.S. Air Force snub that gave a $35 billion aerial-refueling program to a team that includes its European archrival Airbus.

Company executives said they had "significant concerns" about the contract decision after an Air Force briefing on the victory by a team made up of Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) and Airbus parent EADS (EAD.PA).

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