Anthony L Velocci, Jr.

Anthony L Velocci, Jr.
Opinion: Enough With The Hypocrisy, Boeing  92
Boeing’s trade complaint is ill-conceived, breathtaking in its audacity and disingenuous in its arguments.
Opinion: Why Boeing’s Charge of Bombardier ‘Dumping’ Doesn’t Add Up  101
Regardless of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s final ruling, there is a pervasive sense that Boeing has made a tactical if not a strategic blunder.
Technologies For Factory Of The Future  8
Research into the Factory of the Future is leaping ahead, but who will invest in technology and training to gain the advantage?
Opinion: Pentagon No-bid Contracts Are Cost-Prohibitive  7
Is the Defense Department serious about changing traditional ways of doing business to improve the affordability of weapons systems?
A&D Companies Rushed To Send Shareholders Cash In 2014
Shareholders in aerospace and defense are reaping benefits more often associated with blue chip companies.
Opinion: Is A&D Too Beholden to Wall Street? 5
Short-term thinking seems to have become the strategy of choice for many publicly traded companies.
Opinion: Focus On Increasing Aerospace Expectations 
There is no autopilot for sustaining the industry’s culture of innovation
Predator C Set For Testing At Edwards 

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) expects to get the go-ahead from FAA to start tests of the stealthy, turbofan-powered unmanned Predator C Avenger at the U.S. Air Force’s Edwards Air Force Base test range in California.

Q&A With Boeing Chief Executive James McNerney 

W. James McNerney, Jr.

TITLE: Chairman, President and CEO, Boeing Co.

AGE: 58

EDUCATION: B.A. from Yale University and M.B.A. from Harvard University

EXPERIENCE: Began his career in 1975 in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Joined General Electric in 1982 and held a variety of senior management posts, including president and CEO of GE Aircraft Engines. Became chairman and CEO of 3M in 2001. Tapped for Boeing’s top job in June 2005.

No Big Changes Seen For United Technologies Playbook 

What do you do when you’re scheduled to take over from a retiring CEO who has transformed a laggard company into an industry model, delivering nearly a 1,300% shareholder return along the way? For starters, you don’t talk about deviating far from his playbook.

Onex Completes Raytheon Aircraft Purchase, Calls It Hawker Beechcraft 

Canadian buyout firm Onex Corp. is cementing its position as a leading private investor in aerospace. Onex and equal partner Goldman Sachs last week finalized their $3.3-billion purchase of Raytheon Aircraft, the corporate and general aviation business that had been owned by Raytheon Co. since 1980. The 8,500-employee, Wichita, Kan., operation was renamed Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and will operate as a stand-alone company.

Aircraft Producers Scramble to Avoid Supply Chain Meltdown 

With Boeing Co. planning to increase its commercial aircraft output by 36% next year, CEO W. James McNerney is dead set against turning up production another notch, fearing that his suppliers would not be able to keep up. Executives on the front lines of the supply chain say such restraint is well advised.

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