The winners of the 2014 Top-Performing Companies (TPC) rankings were honored at the Farnborough Airshow Tuesday during a ceremony at Aviation Week’s chalet. The annual study evaluated and ranked the operational performance of 59 publicly traded aerospace and defense companies worldwide. This year’s top-ranked companies were (revenues of more than $20 billion), Huntington Ingalls (revenues between $5-20 billion) and Exelis (revenues between $1-5 billion). Also honored for “sustained excellence” over the past five years were , Prevision Castparts and . Boeing’s score of 92 was the highest of any company in the Aviation Week study, which has ranked companies in the industry for 18 years.
Pictured from left to right, are: Scott Thompson, leader of the U.S. Aerospace & Defense practice at PwC, the TPC study’s sponsor; Aviation Week Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo; Exelis President and CEO David F. Melcher; Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney; Pat Dewar, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International; Jay Khetani, vice president for investor relations at Precision Castparts; Rockwell Collins President and CEO Kelly Ortberg and Aviation Week President Greg Hamilton.