AVIATION WEEK Reviews Tomorrow's Aerospace and Defense Leaders

Dec 14, 2009, 16:41 ET from AVIATION WEEK

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In its December 14th issue, online today, AVIATION WEEK examines the new leaders in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Recent changes in the executive suite reflect the importance that financial performance and operating efficiency have taken on in the sector.

"These top executives will be required to adapt to a business environment and challenges strikingly different from the ones their predecessors faced a decade ago, and how they respond will shape the landscape of the industry for many years to come," said Anthony L. Velocci, editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology. "In this comprehensive analysis, Aviation Week & Space Technology takes a critical look at those challenges against the backdrop of the industry's need for visionaries who not only can lead their own companies to prosperity but who also can help the sector succeed in a more competitive, resource-constrained world."

The article is based on numerous exclusive interviews with top A&D officials, leading analysts and widely respected industry observers. They discuss both the opportunities and pitfalls facing the new CEOs, with a comparison of the business gauntlet their predecessors had to run during the 1990s, when the industry endured a decade of major consolidation.

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