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Hype's Leadership section provides a curated selection of news and in-depth analysis on the trailblazers and decision-makers in the aviation, defense, and space industries. This collection includes detailed coverage of leadership changes, executive appointments, and the strategic directions set by the industry's top figures, offering a clear view of the personalities driving aerospace innovation and corporate dynamics.

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2024-06-13T14:36:37.355663-07:00

Boeing’s Aircraft Safety Issues Threaten Summer Travel

The fallout from the Alaska Air door panel blowout may disrupt summer travel plans as Boeing grapples with addressing continued safety concerns.

2024-06-13T07:56:50.921778-07:00

Kelly Horan Appointed President of IAE International Aero Engines AG

IAE, a consortium including Pratt & Whitney and MTU Aero Engines, has named Kelly Horan as president following Kim Kinsley's tenure. The leadership change is effective June 13, 2024.

2024-06-13T05:48:39.491689-07:00

NH Industries Secures €600M NATO Contract for NH90 Upgrade

The NATO Helicopter Management Agency has contracted NH Industries to enhance the software capabilities of the NH90 military helicopter, benefiting both naval and troop transport variants. This agreement, valued at over €600 million, signifies a major advancement in operational capabilities.

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2024-06-13T06:08:00.500895-07:002024-06-13T06:08:00.500895-07:00

LeoLabs Wins $1.245M AFWERX Contract to Develop Next-Gen Radar

Under the contract, LeoLabs will build an S-band 2D direct radiating array ground-based radar, aiming to enhance space-tracking capabilities. This development addresses the increasing use of very low Earth orbits by various nations, including Russia and China.

2024-06-13T05:48:39.491689-07:002024-06-13T05:48:39.491689-07:00

NH Industries Secures €600M NATO Contract for NH90 Upgrade

The NATO Helicopter Management Agency has contracted NH Industries to enhance the software capabilities of the NH90 military helicopter, benefiting both naval and troop transport variants. This agreement, valued at over €600 million, signifies a major advancement in operational capabilities.

2024-06-13T05:13:35.949389-07:002024-06-13T05:13:35.949389-07:00

Southwest Airlines CEO Resists Pressure From Activist Investor

Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan has refused to step down despite mounting pressure from Elliot Investment Management, which has an 11% stake in the carrier. The activist investor is calling for an overhaul in leadership and a comprehensive business strategy to improve performance.

2024-06-13T04:14:27.353673-07:002024-06-13T04:14:27.353673-07:00

Vertical Aviation Urges Early Adoption of SMS Ahead of FAA Deadline

Vertical Aviation International underscores the importance of implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) for eVTOL companies well before the FAA mandates it, emphasizing that early adoption could lead to significant safety and operational benefits.

2024-06-11T17:05:44.817473-07:002024-06-11T17:05:44.817473-07:00

Aeromexico Investors Target $500M in US IPO

Apollo Global Management Inc. and other investors aim to raise up to $500 million through an IPO of Grupo Aeromexico, which emerged from bankruptcy over two years ago.

2024-06-11T08:45:27.887877-07:002024-06-11T08:45:27.887877-07:00

Temel Kotil Replaced as Turkish Aerospace CEO

After serving for eight years, Temel Kotil has been replaced as the CEO of Turkish Aerospace. The leadership change marks a significant shift for the company amid the evolving aerospace market landscape.