The bodies of the four American air crew killed in a helicopter crash on the north Norfolk coast were removed from the wreckage today as their commander paid tribute to their ‘ultimate sacrifice.’ Captains Christopher S. Stover and Sean M. Ruane and TSgt. Dale E. Mathews died when their Pave Hawk helicopter came down on a marsh near Cley-next- the-Sea on Tuesday night. Their female crew mate SSgt. Afton M. Ponce was also killed in the crash.
Members of the Seattle, Wash.,-area machinists union have filed unfair labor practice charges against Boeing, alleging the company interfered with their rights to vote freely on a contract offer by threatening to move their jobs out of state unless the approved the agreement, the National Labor Relations Board said Jan. 9.
Some Boeing machinists plan to push for a recount or even a new vote on their latest labor contract with the aircraft maker, possibly extending the long running drama over which state will get to work on Boeing’s new 777X jet.
Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer, reported fourth quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates because of a glut of rolled metal used in the aerospace industry.
Rolls-Royce holdings, the second largest maker of aircraft engines, said it has ended talks to take over Finland’s Waertsilae Oyj to boost non aerospace sales.
Rockwell Collins, the maker of aircraft electronics, plans to build an information management services unit centered on recently acquired Arinc Inc., as the company seeks to lead digital communications that could transform aviation over the next 15 years.
Uncertainty about U.S. budget levels is limiting the prospects for increased merger and acquisition activity in the defense industry, Sean O’Keefe, chief executive officer of the U.S. operations of Europe’s Airbus said Jan. 7.
Allan McArtor, who heads Airbus U.S. commercial operations, will take cover as chairman and chief executive officer of the overall U.S. unit of the European weapons and plane maker March 1, replacing Sean O’Keefe, the company said Jan. 7.
France’s aerospace industry urged the government Jan. 8 to wide a corporate tax credit scheme designed to foster competitiveness, saying it had helped the country’s low paid postal workers but not its exporters.
Boeing and other manufacturers asked the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Jan. 8 to scrap parts of a proposed rewrite of the federal tax deduction for corporate research and development that they said could make it harder to claim it.
Britain’s BAE Systems chose Jerry DeMuro to head its U.S. business pinning its hopes on the former General Dynamics executive to steer the weapons maker through U.S. military cuts that are expected to bite over the next decade.
Congressional negotiators have completed work on the military portion of a plan to finance the U.S. government and avoid a second shutdown in four months, said House Appropriations Committee member Ken Calvert.
The United States is sending 800 additional troops to South Korea with upgraded equipment, the Pentagon said, citing the Obama administration’s rebalance of forces to the Asia-Pacific region.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Jan. 8 the United States had always supported a strong nuclear deterrent and would continue to do so, even as it braces for a nuclear forces overhaul that analysts say could cost $1 trillion over 30 years.
The Obama administration wants to keep the International Space Station, a $100 billion orbital research outpost that is a project of 15 nations, flying until at least 2024, four years beyond a previous target, NASA said on Wednesday.
The head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command has said that the U.S. must be prepared for enemy attacks in space. Gen. William Shelton said that the military has become dependent on intelligence from satellites, which has made them vulnerable.
After a 30-year military career in which he earned three graduate degrees, rose to the rank of colonel, and served as an aide to Pentagon brass, Robert Freniere can guess what people might say when they learn he’s unemployed and lives out of his van: Why doesn’t this guy get a job as a janitor?
France’s defense ministry said Jan. 10 that the government was committing to a further phase of the Rafale fighter jet project and that about one billion euros was being earmarked.