Carole Rickard Hedden

Rickard Hedden
Aviation Week Executive Intelligence

Carole is responsible for the Aviation Week Workforce Study, Aviation Week Young Professionals and University Student Study, and the Program Excellence Awards. She has provided financial analysis for Aviation Week, developed methodologies behind the Program Excellence Awards, annual workforce study, and developed the Twenty20s program to identify future engineering leaders for aerospace and defense.

Industry Faces Paradox Of Wanting, Fearing Retirements 
While industry retirements are of concern, so too is low attrition, especially as Silicon Valley muscles into A&D’s wheelhouse.
Podcast: Busting Aerospace Workforce Myths 1
Brain drain to Silicon Valley? A wave of retirements? Offshoring mania? The results of Aviation Week’s 2016 Workforce Study say otherwise.
Where Young A&D Professionals Want To Work 
According to data from Aviation Week’s latest survey of A&D young professionals, money talks.
A&D Picks Up On Tuition Reimbursement For Workforce  1
Tuition reimbursement starts emerging as workforce tool, but companies are keen on keeping coursework relevant.
Rockwell Collins Refreshes Employee Engagement 
Connecting a corporation’s mission statement to its workforce has new relevance and holds opportunity.
Industry Faces Paradox Of Wanting, Fearing Retirements  5
While industry retirements are of concern, so too is low attrition, especially as Silicon Valley muscles into A&D’s wheelhouse.
Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties  2
The 2016 20 outstanding university students exhibit many of the same characteristics of those who launched the aerospace and defense industry a century ago: fearless enthusiasm, curiosity, engineering capability and concern about the world beyond themselves.
Increasingly Complex A&D Projects Create New Management Challenges 
Inability to change is the weak link in program performance across aerospace and defense.
Podcast: Where The Jobs Are In Aerospace
Hear what disciplines are most in demand, salaries, sign-on bonuses, and the value that work/life balance plays in the compensation package.
Highlighting Twenty Outstanding Students Pursuing A&D Professions 
The future of A&D is looking good judging by the accomplishments and drive of the young innovators—the lifeblood of the next generation—in this Aviation Week-Raytheon feature.
Twenty20s to Watch: Aniceto-Niederwieser 

B.S. candidate in Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class of 2016

Twenty20s to Watch: Picon-Stern 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2009; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2015, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Meet The Leader Of Skunk Works’ Compact Fusion Reactor Team  7
Just seven years into his career, Thomas McGuire is leading a Skunk Works project to find the “Holy Grail” of low-cost and low-impact energy in the form of nuclear fusion.
Study: 2014 Is Year For Mass A&D Retirements 
Long-feared A&D workforce transition has begun—with a twist
A&D Stats Still Lower For Women, Minorities 
If minority outreach were a business project, it would have been shut down by now

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