Raytheon Gets the Nod for P-8I Radar
Most Farnborough exhibitors are here showing the fruits of years of laboratory work, but Lockheed Martin has brought the laboratory itself. The U.S.
BBA Aviation named James Donlan as president and CEO for Dallas Airmotive and Terry Scott as president and CEO for International Turbine Service. Donlan joined Dallas Airmotive after a 22-year career with Honeywell and AlliedSignal, where he most recently was vice president of sales and support for business aviation for Honeywell’s commercial aerospace unit. Donlan replaced George Darby, who left the company.
L-3 Communications chairman Frank Lanza arrived at the Paris Air Show mere days after proposing the biggest business deal of his tenure with the company, the $2 billion acquisition of defense contractor Titan Corp.
The opening last year of L-3 Communications’ new office in London represented a significant bridgehead in the defense electronics and communications group’s campaign to expand its international footprint.
In recent years the city of Waco–population 150,000–has quietly built a reputation as home to a number of prominent aviation and aerospace operations, and since the election of George W. Bush has been the Texas home to Air Force One.
Frank Lanza, 74, cofounder, chairman and CEO of L-3 Communications, died suddenly on June 6. During his career, Lanza was v-p of Textron’s Dalmo Victor; president of Loral Electronic Systems; president and COO of Loral; executive v-p of Lockheed Martin; and president and COO of Lockheed’s C3I and Systems Integration sector. Lanza helped build Loral into a leading defense firm. He cofounded L-3 in 1997.