$35 billion

Boeing’s winning bid to make refueling tanker planes for the U.S. Air Force, announced in February


Years the Seattle-bred airplane manufacturer had duked it out with ­competitor European ­Aeronautic Defense and Space for the bid


Direct and indirect jobs Boeing says the contract will mean for Washington State

$17.8 million

Amount Boeing spent on lobbying in 2010

$3.2 million

Amount EADS spent in the same year


Approximate minutes after the bid win was declared that U.S. Representative Norm Dicks called it “the best news of my professional career”

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