Mike Delaney: Boeing Restructures Engineering Operations

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has moved to realign its engineering operations by integrating customer services into its commercial airplane design center in Southern California. Mike Delaney, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said Thursday the company aims for the restructure to help grow the business, manage risks and meet customer needs. Boeing also intends for the centralized in-production...

KippsDeSanto: Aerospace, Defense M&A Deals Eye Power Distribution Sector

KippsDeSanto believes UEC Electronics’ acquisition of defense and security products provider Arotech shows that aerospace and defense companies are looking to power distribution and management technologies for mergers-and-acquisition deals. The deal also demonstrates an attraction towards budgeted and long-term programs that support industry and military initiatives, the investment bank said Thursday. Companies...

Report: Boeing Eyes Mercury Systems Acquisition

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Boeing (NYSE:BA) is exploring a potential acquisition of digital imaging processing and big data processing technology maker Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY), Reuters reported Friday. Nicola Leske and Mike Stone write that Boeing wants to increase its presence in the commercial aerospace component sector and access Mercury’s microprocessor business. Evercore Partners has been hired to help Mercury...

Charles Fletcher, Boeing and Alion Vet, Appointed MAT President

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Charles Fletcher Jr., a retired two-star Army general, has been appointed president at technology services provider McLane Advanced Technologies. Fletcher holds six years of senior management experience in the private sector and at least 30 years of military service in fields such as aviation and logistics, MAT said Monday. He worked in logistics at Boeing and has served as a senior vice president...

Boeing Lands $104M DARPA Satellite Launch Program

DARPA image Boeing (NYSE: BA) will work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop and test an airborne launching system for deploying small satellites under a potential $104 million contract. The contract contains $30,673,934 in base funds and two option periods that are separately worth $72,044,948 and $2,032,857, DARPA said in a Monday FedBizOpps notice. DARPA started the Airborne...

FAA Approves Boeing ScanEagle UAV for Commercial Use; Paul McDuffee Comments

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Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle for a commercial project, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported Monday. Steve Wilhelm writes the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin gave Insitu permission to operate three ScanEagle drones to support environmental surveillance work by energy firm ConocoPhillips...

Chuck Dabundo Named Boeing Military Aircraft Chief Engineer, VP in Leadership Reorg

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has promoted four of its executives to new positions within its military aircraft business and the promotions are scheduled to take effect April 1. Chuck Dabundo, who has led the H-47 transport helicopters program since January 2013, will move to the role of group chief engineer and also serve as vice president of engineering for military aircraft, Boeing announced Friday. Stephen...

Ray Duquette: CAE to Build Poseidon Simulation Hardware for Navy’s ‘Synthetic Training’

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Ray Duquette CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been awarded a contract to manufacture additional flight simulation and training equipment for Poseidon maritime surveillance planes that Boeing (NYSE: BA) builds for the U.S. Navy. Boeing has ordered CAE hardware for six P-8A operational flight trainers and five P-8A desktop environment trainers, CAE said Thursday. The additions will bring the total number of CAE-made...

Boeing-Lockheed JV Wins $173M to Help NASA Study the Sun

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A United Launch Alliance subsidiary has been awarded a $172.7 million contract to launch a NASA spacecraft that is designed for solar research, The Motley Fool reported Tuesday. Rich Smith writes United Launch Services LLC will work to integrate the Solar Orbiter‘s payload, monitor the spacecraft’s flight and track the mission’s telemetry. The mission, a joint program between NASA and the...

David Leach, Howard Zach Promoted to VP Roles at CRGT

David Leach and Howard Zach, both formerly senior managers at CRGT, have been promoted to vice president roles at the company as it seeks to expand its market reach. CRGT appointed Leach as VP of cyber and intelligence services with responsibility for intelligence community offerings and cybersecurity integration services for agencies, CRGT said Tuesday. He previously led Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE:...

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