Boeing's (BA) $5B order from Alaska Air adds to a five-year $2B contract from the U.S. military...

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

Boeing's (BA) $5B order from Alaska Air adds to a five-year $2B contract from the U.S. military to continue providing logistics support for its C-17 transport aircraft. Boeing said yesterday that program has expanded to 246 aircraft from 42, and so helps to cut expenses through economies of scale.