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Aerospace Defense Firms Launch Measures to Avoid COVID-19 Spread; Ellen Lord Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary and other aerospace defense manufacturers have increased cleaning efforts and implemented telework capabilities, social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and maintain operations, FlightGlobal reported Friday. Other companies that have initiated similar efforts are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Sikorsky and AeroVironment.

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Boeing, Lockheed Get $431M in Space Force Contracts for Satcom Payload Development

The Space Force has awarded a $240M contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and a $191M contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) to develop payloads to help the service branch secure military satellite communications. The two companies will help the new service branch develop Protected Tactical Satcom payloads for a family-of-systems architecture designed to provide anti-jam, beyond line-of-sight communications to tactical warfighters, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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Boeing-Embraer Partnership Gets Unconditional Clearance in Brazil; Marc Allen Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer have received unconditional approval for their strategic partnership from Brazil’s regulatory agency. The European Commission continues to review the partnership, which has secured unconditional clearances in the U.S., Japan, Montenegro, Kenya, Colombia, China and South Africa.

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David Calhoun Sets 2020 Priorities as Boeing President, CEO

David Calhoun, formerly chairman of Boeing (NYSE: BA), took over as president and CEO of the aerospace and defense company Monday, Jan. 13. “Working together, we will strengthen our safety culture, improve transparency and rebuild trust with our customers, regulators, suppliers and the flying public,” Calhoun said in a statement published Monday.

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