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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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Iridium Taps Rockwell Collins as Certus Service Provider for Aviation Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has entered into a partnership with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to offer government, business and commercial aviation customers an L-band broadband service for aircraft connectivity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rockwell Collins will provide the Iridium Certus service as part of its …

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MAG Aerospace Buys North American Surveillance Systems; Joe Fluet Comments

MAG Aerospace has bought North American Surveillance Systems in a move to grow aircraft systems integration and technical service offerings. The deal adds more than 75 aircraft integration, modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul professionals to MAG’s workforce, the company said Monday. MAG works with federal customers to help them operate manned and unmanned …

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Reports: Inmarsat Turns Down EchoStar’s Takeover Offer

Inmarsat has declined to accept Colorado-based EchoStar’s (Nasdaq: SATS) takeover bid, saying the offer “undervalued” the U.K.-based satellite communications provider, Reuters reported Saturday. “After carefully considering the proposal with its advisers the board rejected the proposal on the basis that it very significantly undervalued Inmarsat and its standalone prospects,” Inmarsat …

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George Krivo: DynCorp Eyes Continued Organic Growth in Core Markets

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 3, 2018 — George Krivo, CEO of DynCorp International, has said the company is seeing opportunity for continued top- and bottom-line growth amid the current fiscal environment and the “attractiveness” of the company’s core logistics and aviation markets. He told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published March …

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FAA, Harris Vet Chris Metts Named Deloitte Federal Practice Specialist Exec

Chris Metts, formerly vice president of global aviation and air traffic management at Harris (NYSE: HRS), has joined Deloitte Consulting’s federal government practice as a specialist executive. Metts will lead Deloitte’s growth efforts in the federal transportation sector, particularly in the aviation segment, with a focus on leveraging big data, …

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GE Awarded $380M Army Turbine Engine Recapitalization Support Contract

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) aviation unit has received a potential five-year, $380 million to provide technical, engineering and technical support services for the U.S. Army‘s  T700 turbine engine recapitalization effort. GE Aviation will also overhaul, convert and repair the engine along with modules and identified components in support of Corpus Christi …

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DynCorp Gets Recognition for Aviation Support to Army Field Maintenance Effort

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2017 — DynCorp International is set to receive an award from the Army Aviation Association of America for its logistics work with U.S. Army aviation support teams as part of the Army Field Maintenance program, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said Friday it will receive AAAA’s 2017 …

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Raytheon Unveils Scholarship Program for Women in Aviation; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 8, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has partnered with the Air Traffic Control Association to offer scholarships to female college students in aviation with the goal to address a gender gap in the field of air traffic control, GovCon Executive reported Oct. 19. ATCA said Oct. …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Certus Satcom Service to Support Maritime & Aviation Sectors by 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s Certus multi-service communications platform will be available commercially next year to support the maritime and aviation sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, told Runway Girl Network in …

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