Domestic and Global Aerospace Industry

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Large Aerospace Companies

Based on two lists of top aerospace companies, combined with their annual reports, we have identified the following as the top aerospace companies in the world. Note that though our research criteria specified only six leading manufacturers, we misread it as ten. As the work was already completed by the time we recognized our error, we have included it here and in the subsequent briefs as a bonus to the request.

Boeing

  • 153,000 employees
  • Boeing is headquartered in Chicago, IL and has reported revenues of $101.1 billion, with a backlog of $490 billion. It currently operates in the Commercial Airplanes, Defense, Space & Security, Global Services, and Boeing Capital segments.

Airbus

  • 134,000 employees
  • Airbus, headquartered in the Netherlands, is the larges aerospace and defense company in Europe, with reported revenues of $72.9 billion, mostly from their commercial aircraft segment. However, it also "serves the military, commercial and security markets through its business segments namely Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Airbus Defense and Space, and Airbus Helicopters."

Lockheed Martin

  • 105,000 employees
  • Lockheed Martin is a "leading aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company based in Bethesda," MD, with $53.8 billion in revenue. Two-thirds of the company's revenue comes from its Aeronautics, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Missiles and Fire Control segments.

United Technologies

  • 240,000 employees
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has $66.5 billion in revenue. It operates several subsidiary companies, such as Pratt & Whitney (an engine manufacturer), Collins Aerospace Systems, Otis, and UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

General Dynamics

  • 105,600 employees
  • General Dynamics, which divides its business into Aerospace, Combat Systems, Marine Systems, Information Technology, and Mission Systems, reported $36.2 billion in revenue in 2018. Its "product portfolio includes combat vehicles, munitions, weapons systems, merchant and combat vessels, business aircraft, C4ISR, and information technology."

GE Aviation


Northrop Grumman

  • 85,000 employees
  • Northrop Grumman, headquartered in Falls Church, has $30.1 billion in revenue, over 80% of which is generated by its Aerospace Systems and Mission Systems segments. The company "offers innovative systems, products, and solutions for application in defense, autonomous systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and space programmes."

Raytheon

  • 67,000 employees
  • Raytheon, which operates Missile Systems (MS), Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), Defense Systems (IDS), Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), and Forcepoint business segments, reported $27.1 billion in revenue in 2018. It "provides state-of-the-art electronics, command and control systems, electronic warfare, precision weapons, and cybersecurity solutions to defense and government customers."

Safran



BAE Systems

  • 42,000 employees
  • "Headquartered in Farnborough, UK, BAE Systems operates five principal reporting segments, namely Electronic Systems, Cyber & Intelligence, Platforms & Services (US), Air, and Maritime," which collectively generate $21.3 billion in revenue.
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Mid-sized Aerospace Companies

Despite an extensive search of lists of top aerospace companies (see here, for example) and lists of mid-sized companies, we were unable to locate any top aerospace firms which met the criteria of having 100 to 1,000 employees. This being the case, and in order to produce usable results, we have adopted the Ohio State University standard for a mid-sized business as one which has annual revenue between $10 million and $1 billion, regardless of employee counts. The following are the top six companies within this revenue range.

Constellium

  • 13,000 employees
  • Constellium is "a global leader in innovative and high value-added aluminum products and solutions dedicated primarily to aerospace, automotive and packaging markets."

Sonaca

  • 4,630 employees
  • "Sonaca Group is an aerospace company active in aerostructure (Design & Build and Build to Print), services, innovation, space and defense... Thanks to its global footprint, Sonaca Group is close to customers, accompanying them from early design stages to in-service support, focusing on reducing overall costs."

Chromalloy

  • 1,500 employees
  • "Chromalloy is an integrated solutions provider — for original equipment manufacturers, commercial airlines, militaries, oil and gas companies, and power companies — that delivers innovative solutions designed to reduce manufacturing and operating expenses and extend the life of gas turbine engines."

Curtiss-Wright


Latécoère


JAMCO

  • 3,200 employees
  • JAMCO is a Japanese aerospace company "specializing in aircraft interiors as its primary business, while utilizing its component manufacturing and aircraft maintenance capabilities."
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Large Aerospace Companies Overview - Part 1

Below are the annual reports, C-Suite executives, chain/manufacturing/procurement officers, and recent news for Constellium, Sonaca, and Chromalloy.

Constellium

Link to Annual Report

C-Suite Execs
Constellium does not list its executive team on its site or annual report. Instead, the annual report lists the following under "Directors and Senior Management":
  • Richard B. Evans, Chairman
  • Guy Maugis
  • Philippe Guillemot
  • Werner P. Paschke
  • Michiel Brandjes
  • Peter F. Hartman
  • John Ormerod
  • Lori A. Walker
  • Martha Brooks
  • Jean-Marc Germain
  • Stéphanie Frachet

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • April 4, 2019 — Constellium signs a multi-year contract to provide parts for Blue Origin's new orbital rocket.

Sonaca


  • Bernard Delvaux, Chief Executive Officer
  • André Grégoire, Technical Director
  • Erik van Ockenburg, Chief Finance and Strategy Officer
  • Hugues Langer, Chief Technology Officer
  • Michel Bilocq, Purchasing and Subcontracting Director
  • Jan Boeckx, Chief Operations Officer

Supply/ Procurement Officers
  • Michel Bilocq, Purchasing and Subcontracting Director
  • Maxime Ducoffre, Procurement Coordinator at Sonaca

Recent News Coverage

Chromalloy

Chromalloy is a privately-held company and does not produce a public annual report.

  • Brian Costa, President
  • Scott Anderson, Vice President, Business & Financial Processes
  • Jim Erickson, VP-GM Operations
  • Rich Feely, Vice President, OEM Global Accounts
  • Sadie Wackett, Vice President of Human Resources
  • John Green, Vice President, Engineering
  • Jim Guiliano, Vice President, Aftermarket
  • Mark Homan, Vice President, Finance
  • Peter Howard, Ph.D., Vice President, Quality and Engine Platforms
  • Steven R. Lowson, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Scott Sanders, Vice President & General Manager, Castings
  • Paul Jerram, Vice President & General Manager, Europe & Asia
Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • February 10, 2019Revima acquires Chromalloy France.
  • August 7, 2019 — Chromalloy signs a deal with Bii.aero to "repair, overhaul, and inspect all CFM56-3 engine material."


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Large Aerospace Companies Overview - Part 2

Below are the annual reports, C-Suite executives, chain/manufacturing/procurement officers, and recent news for GE Aviation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Safran, and BAE Systems.

GE Aviation


  • David L. Joyce, GE Vice Chairman, President & CEO, GE Aviation
  • Anthony Aiello, Vice President, Supply Chain
  • Eileen Brumback, General Counsel and Leader, Legal Operations
  • David Burns, Chief Information Officer
  • Alan C. Cassava, Vice President and General Manager, Avionics & Digital Systems
  • Bryce Currie, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Delivery Operations
  • Bill A. Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Engines Operation
  • Athena Kaviris, Vice President, Human Resources
  • Jean M. Lydon-Rodgers, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Aviation Services
  • Anne M. Lynch, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Commercial Engines Operation
  • John Mansfield, Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
  • Tony Mathis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Military Systems
  • Gary D. Mercer, Vice President and General Manager, Engineering Division
  • Brad D. Mottier, Vice President and General Manager, Business and General Aviation & Integrated Systems
  • Peter Prowitt, Executive Director, Global Government Relations
  • Jamie R. Regg, Senior Executive, Communications and Infrastructure
  • Shane M. Wright, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) GE Aviation
  • Weiming Xiang, President, GE Aviation Greater China

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • June 20, 2019 — GE sees a record $55 billion in orders after the Paris Air Show.
  • September 5, 2019 — A Russian and an Italian are charged with stealing GE Aviation secrets.

Northrop Grumman


  • Kathy J. Warden, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President,
  • Ann Addison, Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer,
  • Patrick M. Antkowiak, Corporate Vice President and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer,
  • Kenneth L. Bedingfield, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
  • Mark Caylor, Corporate Vice President and President
  • Sheila C. Cheston, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel,
  • Christopher T. Jones, Corporate Vice President and President, Technology Services
  • Lesley Kalan, Corporate Vice President, Government Relations
  • Blake Larson, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
  • Janis G. Pamiljans, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • David T. Perry, Corporate Vice President and Chief Global Business Officer
  • Shawn N. Purvis, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services
  • Lucy C. Ryan, Corporate Vice President, Communications

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • September 21, 2019 — NG awarded a $1 billion contract for missile defense targets.
  • April 17, 2019 — NG launches supplies to the space station in its unmanned Cygnus cargo craft.

Raytheon


  • Thomas A. Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ralph Acaba, Vice President, President, Integrated Defense Systems
  • Roy Azevedo, Vice President Raytheon Company, President, Space And Airborne Systems
  • Kevin G. DaSilva, Vice President, Treasury
  • John D. Harris II, Vice President, Business Development, Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon International, Inc.
  • Jeanette Hughes, Vice President, Internal Audit
  • Frank R. Jimenez, Vice President, General Counsel And Corporate Secretary
  • Wesley D. Kremer, Vice President Raytheon Company, President, Missile Systems
  • Randa G. Newsome, Vice President, Human Resources And Global Security
  • Anthony F. O'Brien, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Rebecca R. Rhoads, Vice President Raytheon Company, President, Global Business Services
  • Mark E. Russell, Vice President, Engineering, Technology And Mission Assurance
  • David C. Wajsgras, Vice President, Raytheon Company, President, Intelligence, Information And Services
  • Pamela A. Wickham, Vice President, Corporate Affairs And Communications
  • David Wilkins, Vice President, Contracts And Supply Chain
  • Mike J. Wood, Vice President, Controller And Chief Accounting Officer

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • June 9, 2019 — UTC and Raytheon announce plans to merge as equals.

Safran


C-Suite Execs
  • Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer
  • Bernard Delpit, Chief Financial Officer
  • Alexandre Ziegler, Senior Executive VP International And Public Affairs
  • Stéphane Cueille, Senior Executive VP And Chief Technology Officer, R&T And Innovation
  • Alex Fain, Corporate Secretary
  • Olivier Andries, CEO, Safran Aircraft Engines
  • Franck Saudo, CEO, Safran Helicopter Engines
  • Alain Sauret, CEO, Safran Electrical & Power
  • Jean-Paul Alary, CEO, Safran Landing Systems
  • Martin Sion, CEO, Safran Electronics & Defense
  • Cédric Goubet, CEO, Safran Nacelles
  • Norman Jordan, CEO, Safran Cabin
  • Vincent Mascré, CEO, Safran Seats
  • John O'Donnell, CEO, Safran Aerosystems
  • Sébastien Weber, CEO, Safran Passenger Solutions
  • Stéphane Dubois, Executive VP, Human Resources
  • Pascale Dubois, Executive VP, Communication
  • Jean-Jacques Orsini, Executive VP, Performance And Competitiveness

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • February 13, 2019 — Safran and Boeing announce a new APU joint venture named Initium Aerospace.


BAE Systems


  • Dr. Charles Woodburn, Group Chief Executive Officer
  • Dave Armstrong, Group Business Development Director
  • Tom Arseneault, President & Chief Operating Officer of BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Chris Boardman, Group Managing Director, Air
  • Philip Bramwell, Group General Counsel
  • Julian Cracknell, Managing Director, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Jerry DeMuro, Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Brad Greve, Group Finance Director (designate)
  • Karin Hoeing, Group Human Resources Director
  • Peter Lynas, Group Finance Director
  • Mark Phillips, Group Communications Director
  • Nigel Whitehead, Chief Technology Officer
Supply/ Procurement Officers
  • Sherin Fayyazi, Senior Supply Chain Manager at BAE Systems
  • Andy Jeffery, Senior Procurement Manager at BAE Systems

Recent News
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Mid-sized Aerospace Companies Overview - Part 1

Below are the annual reports, C-Suite executives, chain/manufacturing/procurement officers, and recent news for Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, and General Dynamics.

Boeing


  • Kevin G. McAlister, CEO
  • Leane G. Care, EVP, President and CEO Defense, Space, & Security
  • Gregory D. Smith, CFO and EVP, Enterprise Performance & Strategy
  • Stanley A. Deal, EVP, President and CEO Boeing Global Services
  • Jenette E. Ramos, SVP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations
  • Timothy J. Keating, EVP, Government Operations
  • Diana L. Sands, SVP, Office of Internal Governance & Administration
  • J. Michael Lutic, EVP and General Counsel
  • Theodore Colbert III, CIO & SVP, Information Technology & Data Analytics
  • Gregory L. Hyslop, CTO & SVP, Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology
  • Heidi B. Capozzi, SVP, Human Resources
  • Bertrand-Marc Allen, President, Boeing International
  • Anne C. Toulouse, SVP, Communications

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • December 20, 2019 — Boeing Starliner space capsule unable to link with space station after entering wrong orbit.
  • December 11, 2019 — Boeing 737 remains grounded by FAA until at least 2020 due to two deadly crashes.
  • March 10, 2019 — Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed 6 minute after takeoff, killing all 157 passengers and crew. This, combined with the earlier crash (October 2018) in Jakarta, Indonesia, grounds Boeing's fleet of 737s.

Airbus


  • Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dominik Asam, Chief Financial Officer
  • Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President Engineering
  • Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer Airbus Helicopters
  • John Harrison, General Counsel
  • Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer Airbus Defense and Space
  • Julie Kitcher, Executive Vice President Communications and Corporate Affairs
  • Philippe Mhun, Executive Vice President Programmes and Services
  • Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Michael Schoellhorn, Chief Operating Officer
  • Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer
  • Antoine Bouvier, Head of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Public Affairs
  • Marc Fontaine, Digital Transformation Officer (DTO)
  • C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Airbus Americas
  • George Xu, Chief Executive Officer Airbus China

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • December 18, 2019 — Airbus plans to restructure its Space & Defense unit.
  • December 17, 2019 — "As Boeing Halts Max Line, Airbus Can't Make Jets Fast Enough."
  • April 9, 2019 — US warns that it might issue tariffs on Europe to offset Airbus subsidies.
  • February 14, 2019 — Airbus ends production of the A380 superjumbo due to the UAE reducing their orders of the jet.


Lockheed Martin


  • Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO
  • Kenneth R. Possenriede, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Richard F. Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Space
  • Tim Cahill, Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin International
  • Michele Evan, Executive Vice President, Aeronautics
  • Scott Greene, Executive Vice President, Missiles and Fire Control
  • Frank A. St. John, Executive Vice President, Rotary and Mission Systems
  • Richard H. Edwards, Strategic Advisor to the CEO
  • Dean Acosta, Senior Vice President, Communications
  • Stephanie C. Hill, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Transformation
  • Maryanne Lavan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Leo S. Mackay, Jr., Senior Vice President, Ethics and Enterprise Assurance
  • Rodney A. Makoske, Senior Vice President of Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations
  • Robert E. (Rob) Mullins, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
  • Robert S. Rangel, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • September 24, 2019 — NASA places an order for "up to a dozen" of Lockheed's Orion spacecraft in a $4.6 billion deal.
  • July 23, 2019 — Lockheed wins a Pentagon contract for hypersonic weapons.
  • July 10, 2019 — Lockheed keeps its Pennsylvania plant open at the behest of President Trump.

United Technologies


  • Gregory J. Hayes, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Elizabeth B. Amato, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Vince Campisi, Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
  • Michael R. Dumais, Executive Vice President, Operations & Strategy
  • Charles D Gill, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • David L. Gitlin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carrier
  • Akhil Johri, Special Advisor to the Chairman & CEO
  • Robert F. Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney
  • Judith F. Marks, President & Chief Executive Officer, Otis
  • Timothy J. McBride, Senior Vice President, Government Relations
  • Neil G. Mitchill, Acting Chief Financial Officer
  • Kelly Ortberg, Chief Executive Officer, Collins Aerospace
  • Kelli Parsons, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer

Supply/ Procurement Officers
  • Eric Wilson, AeroSpace Systems/ Procurement, Production Control Specialist Engine Control Systems
  • Christophe Cognet , General Manager / Operations Director / Supply Chain Director at Carrier (United Technologies)

Recent News Coverage
  • June 9, 2019 — UTC and Raytheon announce plans to merge as equals.
  • December 13, 2018 — UTC announces plans to split Otis and Carrier off as independent companies.

General Dynamics


C-Suite Execs
  • Phebe N. Novakovic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Christopher Marzilli, Executive Vice President, Information Technology and Mission Systems
  • Mark C. Roualet, Executive Vice President, Combat Systems
  • Robert E. Smith, Executive Vice President, Marine Systems
  • Jason W. Aiken, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Gregory S. Gallopoulos, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Thomas W. Kirchmaier, Senior Vice President for Planning, Communications and Trade Compliance
  • Kimberly A. Kuryea, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
  • Ira P. Berman, Senior Vice President, Administration and General Counsel, Gulfstream
  • Christopher J. Brady, Vice President, President, Mission Systems
  • Mark L. Burns, Vice President, President, Gulfstream
  • Daniel G. Clare, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Gulfstream
  • David H. Fogg, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Kevin M. Graney, Vice President, President, Electric Boat
  • Firat H. Gezen, Vice President, President, Ordnance and Tactical Systems
  • M. Amy Gilliland, Senior Vice President, President, Information Technology
  • David J. Carver, Vice President, President, NASSCO
  • Kenneth R. Hayduk, Vice President, Tax
  • Dirk A. Lesko, Vice President, President, Bath Iron Works
  • William A. Moss, Vice President, Controller
  • David Paddock, Vice President, President, Jet Aviation
  • Alfonso J. Ramonet, Vice President, President, European Land Systems
  • Howard A. Rubel, Vice President, Investor Relations
  • Elizabeth L. Schmid, Vice President, Government Relations
  • Gary L. Whited, Vice President, President, Land Systems

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • December 2, 2019 — GD wins $22 billion contract to build Virginia-class submarines for US navy.
  • February 15, 2019 — GD's rating is downgraded by Credit Suisse.
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Mid-sized Aerospace Companies Overview - Part 2

Below are the annual reports, C-Suite executives, chain/manufacturing/procurement officers, and recent news for Curtiss-Wright, Latecoere, and JAMCO.

Curtiss-Wright


C-Suite Execs
  • David C. Adams, Chairman and Chief Executive Oficer
  • Glenn E. Tynan, Vice President and Chief Financial Oficer
  • Thomas P. Quinly, Vice President and Chief Operating Oficer
  • Paul J. Ferdenzi, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
  • Harry S. Jakubowitz, Vice President and Treasurer
  • K. Christopher Farkas, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller

Supply/ Procurement Officers
  • Eric Willman, Senior General Manager at Curtiss-Wright Industrial Group whose responsibilities include "Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Materials, Aftermarket Services, and Emergent Operation."

Recent News Coverage
  • December 2, 2019 — "Local defense contractor inks $132M deal to buy warship systems manufacturer" 901D.
  • March 10, 2019 — "Locally based Curtiss-Wright acquires military software company for $50M"

Latécoère


C-Suite Execs
  • Yannick Assouad, CEO
  • Hervé Blanchard, VP Human Resources
  • Serge Bérenger, VP Innovation / R&T
  • Michel Abaza, CFO
  • Thierry Mootz, VP Aerostructures
  • Denis Bretagnolle, VP Interconnection Systems

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • April 1, 2019 — Searchlight Capital announces its intention to buy a 26% state in Latecoere.

JAMCO


  • Harutoshi Okita, Representative Director, President and CEO
  • Katsuhiro Ogami, Representative Director, Executive Vice President
  • Toshikazu Kimura, Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer
  • Masamichi Kato, Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer
  • Kentaro Goto, Director, Managing Executive Officer
  • Tsutomu Tadokoro, Director, Managing Executive Officer
  • Hiroshi Fujikawa, Outside Director
  • Toshihiko Noguchi, Outside Director
  • Shinichi Suzuki, Outside Director
  • Juichi Watanabe, Outside Director

Supply/ Procurement Officers

Recent News Coverage
  • April 8, 2019 — JAMCO is rated #7 in best business-class seats.

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