Noticed this in the Seattle PI:
Some in Congress say Boeing’s future tanker platform should be the 777 and not the 767. I asked Mulally if the 777 will work as tanker.
Absolutely. The most compelling data is the capability of the 777-200LR freighter. It will clearly be the center piece of freighters going forward, along with the 747-8. We have that fundamental capability in the airplane. It would make a phenomenal tanker, or troop transport. I can see why people would want that to be considered.
There’s a lot of other interesting stuff in there on Boeing’s production and plans, from the 787 Dreamliner numbers to 777 production line changes to the 747-8, a jumbo using the 787 engines. Worth a read.