Boeing’s abrupt exit from the aeronautical satellite broadband market last year left Rockwell Collins without a partner for its eXchange broadband service for business jets. Now, Collins has relaunched eXchange and announced that passengers will indeed have access to the Internet and e-mail over Arinc’s SkyLink network.
Loral Space & Communications
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.