The Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS), just one of the models of aircraft Boeing produces, during an unveiling ceremony in St. Louis on May 10, 2010. Reports state China will announce deals today including one to buy 200 Boeing airplanes.
A senior administration official says China will announce deals Wednesday to purchase $45 billion in U.S.
exports, including a $19 billion agreement to buy 200 Boeing airplanes, according to the Associated Press.
The official says the deal will create 235,000 jobs in the U.S.
It is important to note, however, that these planes will be commercial aircraft. Moreover, the St. Louis division of Boeing, which produces military aircraft, is unlikely to benefit directly from today's deal.
Bond in his first term as Governor of Missouri from 1973-1977. His second term was 1981-1984. (Missouri State Archives).
Governor Kit Bond and his wife, Carolyn, in January 1981, dressed for the Grand March and Inaugural Ball at the Missouri Capitol. (Missouri State Archives).
Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond addresses the 131st National Guard Association of the United States General Conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 13, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, Flickr Creative Commons User The National Guard)
Bond accepts a gift from machinists that work on the F-15 Silent Eagle jet fighter during a “70 Years of Excellence” Celebration at the Boeing in St. Louis on Aug. 27, 2009. Bond helped keep the F-15 line open. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)