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Kelly Ortberg to Succeed Clay Jones as Rockwell Collins CEO

Kelly Ortberg, president of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), has been appointed to succeed Clay Jones as chief executive, effective July 31. Jones has told the board of directors he plans to retire as CEO on that date but will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of the board, Rockwell Collins …

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GE Buying UK Private Equity Firm’s Aviation Segment for $4.3B; David Joyce Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has agreed to acquire the aviation business of Avio S.p.A., an Italy-based maker of aviation propulsion components and systems for civil and military aircraft, for $4.3 billion. Bloomberg reports GE is making the acquisition in an attempt to gain more control over its supply chain as …

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Report: BAE, EADS Combination Talks at ‘Advanced Stage’

BAE Systems and EADS are discussing a potential combination with talks at an advanced stage, Bloomberg reports. If the deal goes through, BAE would retain its independence to operate in the U.S. defense market, a source told Bloomberg. Linda Hudson, CEO of BAE’s U.S. subsidiary, recently said the potential of …

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Boeing Submits Final Tanker Proposal; Firm Leadership Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) submitted its final proposal for the Air Force’s KC-X tanker competition. The much-discussed deal carries a potential value of $35 billion for the winner – either Boeing or Airbus-parent EADS. The firm reports a Boeing tanker will save taxpayers “tens of billions of dollars in fuel costs” …

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Honeywell Products Selected by Turkish Airlines

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced late last week that Turkish Airlines has selected the SmartTraffic system, which enables the newly developed Airbus Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness (ATSAW) system. The system provides pilots with information on air traffic in the area along with enabling better route planning, which can conserve fuel on …

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News- Cobham Refueling Pods Successfully Demonstrated

Cobham announced yesterday the successful demonstration of air-to-air refueling pods from the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport to F-18s of the Spanish Air Force. The pods are part of the latest generation of the Cobham Aerial Refueling System. Iain Gibson, VP of Mission Equipment at Cobham, said “These ‘wet …

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Contract Award – BAE Systems

BAE Systems has won an exclusive mandate from an unnamed Middle East operator to remarket a Boeing 767-300ER wide-body airliner for sale or lease. The model aircraft is a GE CF6-80C2B7F-powered variant and is configured in a high-standard, three-class 196-seat interior layout. The Asset Management business of BAE Systems Regional …

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GovConExecutive Interviews Bobby Sturgell, ex-FAA Chief & Head of Washington Ops for Rockwell Collins

Recently, GovConExecutive had the opportunity to talk to Bobby Sturgell about his plans to maintain growth at Rockwell Collins: “If you look at Rockwell Collins’ business model it’s a fairly even split between the commercial and defense sectors. We are very well positioned in the commercial transport industry particularly going …

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