Boeing programs win honors

Nov. 1, 2011 at 7:06 AM   |   Comments

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ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Four of Boeing's defense programs have won Programs of Excellence awards from the U.S. publication Aviation Week and Space Technology.

Garnering honors were Boeing's C-17 GSP, P-8A Poseidon, Laser JDAM and MH-47G Digital Automatic Flight Control System programs.

The C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership program won in the Sustainment category and the P-8A Poseidon was selected the winner in the Research and Development/ System Development and Demonstration category for system level awards.

At the Sub-System level, the Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition and MH-47G Digital Automatic Flight Control System programs were selected.

"The four Boeing programs honored with these awards reflect the focus our teams put on bringing value to their customers across the program life cycle," said Nan Bouchard, vice president of Program Management for Boeing Defense, Space and Security.

"By adopting and sharing program management best practices, these teams bring the best of Boeing, driving execution and affordability while meeting customer needs."

The Program Excellence Awards program was created by Aviation Week in 2004 to identify and promote lessons learned and best practices across all aerospace and defense programs for the improvement of performance across the industry. The annual awards recognize innovation and leadership in managing the aerospace and defense industry's top programs.

The programs are judged by a panel of aerospace and defense industry members based on value creation, organizational processes, how well they address complexity, and the effective use of metrics.

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