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6/13/2005--Paris, France..Boeing pilots flew the first Italian Air Force KC-767A advanced aerial refueling tanker  across the Atlantic Ocean this for display at the Paris Air Show 2005 at Le Bourget...European aerospace giant European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. (EADS, which is the parent of Airbus), last week announced a partnership with U.S. defense company Northrop-Grumman (NOC ). The two will team up when the Defense Dept. seeks new bids for a lucrative tanker refueling contract. Boeing (BA ) had botched an earlier effort to secure the controversial $23 billion program to build 100 Air Force tankers..Photograph By Stuart Isett.All photographs ©2005 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.