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Boeing to Sponsor MIT Academic Wind Tunnel Replacement Project

Boeing has pledged to become the lead donor of an $18 million project to replace the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s academic wind tunnel. The company said Monday it will help replace MIT’s 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new tunnel that will be designated “The Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel — a …

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Boeing Pledges $50M in Charitable Grants for NonProfits

Boeing has pledged to provide more than $50 million in grants to approximately 500 nonprofit organizations across 50 countries. The grants package will fund initiatives through 2018 and will augment Boeing’s expected $117 million in company and employee contributions to other charitable causes, the company said Thursday. The new investments will bring the company’s total …

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Report: Brett Newell Appointed Boeing South Australia Regional Director

Brett Newell, P-8 Poseidon program manager at the Australian defense business of Boeing, has been named as the unit’s regional director for South Australia, Defence Connect reported Monday. The report said the nearly 11-year company veteran will lead Boeing Defence Australia’s industry collaboration, education partnership,  community engagement and workforce growth initiatives across the …

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Boeing Supports Construction of Doc’s Friends B-29 Hangar & Education Hub; Leanne Caret Comments

Boeing has partially sponsored a $6.5 million project of Wichita, Kansas-based nonprofit organization Doc’s Friends to build an interactive B-29 Doc hangar and education center. Executives from Doc’s Friends, Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems broke ground on the 32,000-square-foot center that will provide an opportunity for visitors to experience B-29 and learn about science, …

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Eric Fanning to Become Aerospace Industries Association President, CEO

Eric Fanning, formerly secretary of the U.S. Army, will succeed Dave Melcher as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association beginning Jan. 1. “Eric will strengthen AIA’s position as the voice of the aerospace and defense industry, bringing continued attention and advocacy to key issues affecting civil aviation, space …

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Report: Boeing Vet Roger Roberts Named Hera Systems CEO

Roger Roberts, who led Boeing‘s space and intelligence systems business from 1997 to 2015, has joined Hera Systems as CEO of the Earth observation satellite company, Space News reported Friday. The report said Roberts succeeds Hera founder Bobby Machinski, who will transition to a new role as chief business development officer …

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Troy Lahr Named CFO of Boeing’s Autonomous Systems Business

Troy Lahr, vice president of investor relations at Boeing, has been appointed as chief financial officer of the aerospace and defense contractor’s autonomous systems business in a move that takes effect Sept. 22. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday Lahr will also serve on the board of directors of Boeing and Lockheed Martin‘s …

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Army Unveils List of Top Industry Suppliers for 2017

The U.S. Army has released this year’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program list that ranks the top industry suppliers for the military in 2017 based on cost, schedule, technical performance, management, regulatory compliance and small business utilization. The service branch announced Tuesday that SSIP serves as a basis for companies to learn and improve on the areas that …

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