Summit Notebook

L-3 CEO Strianese finds crawling around airplanes fun

September 9, 2010

Michael Strianese, President and CEO of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is a roll up the sleeves kind of guy who likes nothing better than a close-up look at airplanes and wiring and sensors. And he’s not even an engineer.

Divorced defense giants reunited in Reuters office

September 8, 2010

It might well have been the business divorce of the year, but it seems there are no hard feelings between the heads of defense contractors Northrop Grumman and jilted European partner EADS. AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT/

Northrop Grumman chief sees message in moving HQ to East Coast

September 8, 2010

Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush (no relation to the former president) says there’s a message in moving the company headquarters across the country to a suburb of  Washington from Los Angeles.

Lockheed Martin bracing for a new reality

September 8, 2010

Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens says despite cost cutting, the defense industry will survive based on new global security needs and adds that Lockheed’s portfolio is well positioned for change.

EADS chief longs for airplane that is no longer

September 8, 2010

What would you guess is the airplane that the head of  the company that produces the Airbus longs for?

Boeing Defense President Muilenburg on mixing business with cycling

September 7, 2010

Boeing Defense, Space and Security President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg speaks eloquently about defense cycles, but did you know that he is something of a cyclist who typically rides about 100 miles a week?

Lockheed CEO Stevens says he learns a thing or two from new generation

September 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Robert Stevens, who turns 59 years old tomorrow, says he learns every day from the new generation at the defense company he heads — although he still doesn’t IM.

AIA CEO Blakey says she’s got Jet-A in her veins

December 16, 2009

AERO-ARMS-SUMMITAerospace Industries Association Chief Executive Officer Marion Blakey says when she started working on aviation issues earlier in her career she was hooked.

EADS O’Keefe sees corporate life similarities to government, academia

December 16, 2009

He’s been head of NASA, the Navy, and Louisiana State University and spent practically his whole professional life in either government or academia. USA/AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT

Would you send a postcard of Boeing’s new Dreamliner?

December 16, 2009

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For some fans, Boeing’s first test flight of its new 787 Dreamliner this week was apparently a virtual postcard.