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Three Firms Win Spots on $2.4B Army Aviation System Modification Contract

The U.S. Army has chosen three small businesses to compete for task orders to modify aviation systems for the service branch under a potential five-year, $2.44B contract. Army Contracting Command received five bids for the hybrid contract via an online-based solicitation, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. DoD expects contract …

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Vertex Aerospace to Support DEA Aviation Operations Under Potential $175M Contract

Vertex Aerospace secured a potential five-year, $175.5M contract to help manage and maintain the Drug Enforcement Administration’s worldwide aircraft fleet. DEA announced the Total Aviation Support Services contract award in a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday. The presolicitation notice stated that the selected contractor would support program management, aircraft, flight simulators …

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Boeing Closes Acquisition of Mobile Aviation App Provider ForeFlight

Boeing (NYSE: BA) finalized its acquisition of web-based and mobile flight applications provider ForeFlight for an undisclosed sum as part of the company’s growth strategy. Ken Sain, vice president of digital solutions and analytics at Boeing, said in a statement published Wednesday the company will build on Foreflight’s accomplishments in …

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Thomas Lydon Named Aviation Solutions Division President at VT Group

Thomas Lydon, formerly a senior vice president at Sabre Systems, has joined Chantilly, Va.-based technology integrator VT Group as president of the newly established aviation solutions division. He will oversee the combined business of VT Group’s global aviation services and the logistics and engineering capabilities of the newly acquired National Technologies …

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Report: Carlyle Group Close to Sealing StandardAero Acquisition Deal

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) is close to finalizing a deal worth more than $5B to buy StandardAero from Veritas Capital, Reuters reported Tuesday. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based StandardAero offers aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul support services to clients in military, general aviation and commercial sectors. Sources told Reuters the transaction could be disclosed …

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Michael Huerta Joins Serco’s US Aviation Business as Senior Consultant; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Michael Huerta, formerly administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, has been named a senior consultant for Serco Group‘s aviation business in the U.S. He will provide strategic guidance and play a role in the development of Serco Inc.‘s global aviation strategy in his new position, the company said Friday. The Reston, …

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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Talks Career Opportunities for Engineers During Qatar University Visit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 12, 2018 — Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business, attended an event at Qatar University last month to discuss career opportunities in the aviation industry for engineering students, ExecutiveBiz reported Oct. 11. The university said Oct. 9 Caret, a two-time Wash100 …

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Boeing Closes KLX Purchase; Stan Deal Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has wrapped up its $3.2B cash acquisition of Florida-based aviation parts and services provider KLX. The transaction is part of Boeing’s aerospace services market push and expands its offerings for defense, business, commercial and general aviation clients, the company said Tuesday. The Chicago-based planemaker first announced the …

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