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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Tests on Boeing’s CST-100 Launch Abort Engines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 2, 2016 — Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has completed several hot fire tests on two launch abort engines intended to support the propulsion system of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) CST-100 Starliner service module, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday the tests sought to determine the capacity of the …

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UTC Vet Paul Lundstrom to Join Aerojet Rocketdyne as CFO, Finance VP; Eileen Drake Comments

Paul Lundstrom, formerly vice president of investor relations at United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been appointed chief financial officer and vice president of finance at Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD). Lundstrom will succeed the departing CFO Kathy Redd on Nov. 7 and will report directly to President and CEO Eileen Drake …

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Boeing Gets 1st Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivery of Starliner Propulsion Hardware

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 20, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received the first set of propulsion system hardware for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft from Aerojet Rocketdyne, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday the delivery includes the low-pressure port and starboard manifold assemblies. The propulsion system will work to provide launch-abort function …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Consolidate 6 Business Units Into Defense, Space Organizations

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) will combine its six business units into defense and space organizations as part of a corporate reorganization effort. The company said Monday the future senior vice presidents of Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc.‘s defense and space businesses will report directly to Eileen Drake,  president and CEO of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings. …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help NASA Develop Electric Propulsion Flight System

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) has been awarded a three-year, $67 million contract to design and build electric propulsion technology for use in NASA‘s deep-space exploration missions. The company will help develop a propulsion system that will comprise a thruster, a power processing unit, an electrical harness and a low-pressure xenon flow controller, NASA said Wednesday. …

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ULA Vet Scott Ward to Join Aerojet Rocketdyne as Engineering VP

Scott Ward, a former director of engines and motors at the United Launch Alliance, will join Sacramento, Calif.-based propulsion technology manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) as vice president of engineering. The 27-year aerospace engineering veteran will assume his new role on April 4 to offer more than 27 years of aerospace engineering, program management and product development experience, Aerojet …

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Orbital ATK, Aerojet to Test Lockheed-Built Rocket’s Propulsion System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 8, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Aerojet Rocketdyne have received separate contracts from the U.S. Army to test propulsion systems for the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) Guided Multiple-Launch Rocket System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said Friday the Army awarded a $17.8 million contract to …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, ULA Join Air Force’s EELV Propulsion Tech Development Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance have won separate “other transaction” agreements worth a combined $161.9 million to build rocket engine prototypes under the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle initiative. The Air Force said Monday the $115.3 million OTA with Aerojet Rocketdyne centers on the development of the company’s liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system AR1. Aerojet …

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Orbital ATK, Northrop, Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Build US Rocket Engines

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aerojet Rocketdyne will help research efforts to build a U.S. counterpart of the Russian RD-180 engine under U.S. Air Force contracts worth $14.5 million combined, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. SpaceNews reported Monday the work of the three companies …

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Jerry Tarnacki Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as Quality, Mission Assurance VP; Eileen Drake Comments

Jerry Tarnacki, formerly vice president of aftermarket services at Pratt & Whitney, has joined Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) as quality and mission assurance VP. He will be based at the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday. “Jerry brings a wealth of expertise in the areas …

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