The Oklahoma City Council will be asked Tuesday to commit $23.5 million toward acquisition of a former Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway yard that is part of the development of an aerospace complex to support maintenance and repair of KC-46A air tankers at Tinker Air Force Base.
The complex eventually is expected to support about 1,300 jobs with an average salary of $62,000.
The depot will maintain at least 179 modified Boeing 767 aircraft in the KC-46A refueling fleet, according to a memo from Jim Couch, the city manager.
The projected economic impact is nearly $1 billion over the first 10 years.
The Air Force, Oklahoma County and Oklahoma City are partnering on the $44 million needed to acquire the rail yard, adjacent to the former General Motors auto assembly plant.