Business

April 12, 2013

Northrop Grumman employees, teams honored by The Engineers’ Council

LOS ANGELES, Calif. Northrop Grumman employees and project teams were recognized by The Engineers’ Council for their significant engineering contributions during the organization’s 58th annual honors and awards banquet Feb. 23, one of the largest celebrations of National Engineers Week in the nation.

Based in California’s San Fernando Valley, The Engineers’ Council is an independent, nonprofit group dedicated to advancing the art and science of engineering.

This year, the organization honored Allen A. Arata of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems with the Jack Northrop Spirit of Aviation Award. Based in the company’s flight-analysis department in El Segundo, Calif., Arata received the award for his aerodynamic design work, which the organization noted has greatly affected all aspects of aerodynamic design for present and future manned and unmanned military aircraft, especially flying-wing designs such as the B-2 Stealth Bomber. The award commemorates the vision, perseverance and engineering prowess reminiscent of aviation pioneer Jack Northrop, whose achievements and techniques broke the barriers of traditional aircraft design. The Engineers’ Council bestows this award in honor of individual technical contributions that inspire innovation and advance the progress of the industry.

“Given Jack Northrop’s pioneering of the flying-wing concept, it’s most appropriate that our own Allen Arata has received the Jack Northrop Spirit of Aviation Award,” said Peggy Nelson, vice president of engineering and global product development for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “Throughout Allen’s 37-year tenure with our company, he has proven to be influential in aircraft design, and this honor justly rewards his hard work.”

“Engineers should be celebrated every single day for the imagination and talent that they bring to inventing, designing and building things that improve lives,” said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation and Positioning Systems business unit. “Our exemplary employees who were honored by The Engineers’ Council represent some of the best and brightest minds at Northrop Grumman.”

The Engineers’ Council also honored Northrop Grumman employees with awards for engineering achievements. The Outstanding Engineering Achievement Merit Award was presented to:

  • Michael Bulatowicz for innovation, dedication and outstanding achievements in furthering the development of inertial instruments and sensors;
  • Aaron K. Oki for revolutionary engineering efforts in the field of Gallium-Nitride microelectronics component development; and
  • Matthew Spencer for outstanding contributions in the design, development, analysis and testing of inertial navigation sensors and systems.

Employees receiving Distinguished Engineering Achievement Awards included:

  • Michael Denice for distinguished engineering leadership and innovation in the mechanical design, analysis and test of inertial sensors and systems, resulting in superior navigation system performance in demanding environments;
  • Richard Savoie for distinguished engineering leadership and mentorship in the field of electromagnetic interference and control design, testing and analysis; and
  • Ragini Saxena for a distinguished career leading multi-disciplinary electrical, mechanical, reliability, safety and test engineering teams and for being an inspirational mentor to students, interns and young engineers.

Several Northrop Grumman-led teams were also honored with Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Awards:

  • Joint Precision Approach and Landing System-Capable Navigation System Demonstration;
  • First flight of the Long-Endurance, Multi-Intelligence Vehicle;
  • First flight of the P-29 Firebird;
  • Precise Navigation for GPS-Denied Environments;
  • Protected Satellite Communications Low-Cost Terminal; and
  • The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System, recognized for its Autonomous Aerial Refueling Demonstration, Block 1 Flight Test Envelope Expansion and Airworthiness, Deck Handling, First Unmanned Catapult, and Guidance Navigation and Control Software for Carrier Operations.



All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines September 3, 2015

News Carter To China: US ‘Will Fly, Sail, Operate Wherever Law Allows’ Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech billed as all about a new personnel approach for the Pentagon, laid out a clear line in the sand of the temporary islands the Chinese have been building. http://breakingdefense.com/2015/09/carter-to-china-us-will-fly-sail-operate-wherever-law-allows/ LRS-B details emerge: Major t...
 
 

News Briefs September 3, 2015

Soldier injured after parachute failed to deploy A soldier was injured during a U.S. Army Special Operations parachute training exercise in western Montana. Army officials at Fort Bragg, N.C., say 16 soldiers were conducting a free-fall parachute jump from two Blackhawk helicopters near Hamilton Aug. 31 when one soldier had an equipment malfunction and was...
 
 

Boeing, Jet2.com finalize order for 27 Next Generation 737-800s

Boeing and UK Leisure Airline Jet2.com have finalized an order for 27 Next Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices. Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization’s first direct Boeing order.† The aircraft will be used to take the company’s package holiday and...
 

 
boeing-emirates

Boeing, Emirates celebrate airline’s 150th 777 delivery

Boeing and Emirates Airline Sept. 3 celebrated the simultaneous delivery of three 777s — two 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter — marking the entry of the 150th 777 into Emirates’ fleet. The delivery marks the first tim...
 
 

U.S. Air Force selects Chromalloy for F108 gas turbine engine module repairs

Chromalloy announced Sept. 2 that it has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide repairs on low pressure turbine modules for the F108 aircraft engine fleet, in a contract valued at up to $74 million. The one-year agreement was contracted by the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and includes four one-year options...
 
 
raytheon-colorado

Raytheon expanding in Colorado Springs

Raytheon will speed up growth of its Colorado Springs presence after signing a $700 million multi-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support operations at NORAD’s Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Under the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>