in People

Boeing announces president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organisation

Posted 15 November 2016 · Add Comment

Boeing is promoting Pat Goggin to be president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organisation, succeeding Jim O'Neill who will retire next year.

Goggin currently is vice president of Airplane Programs Engineering for the company’s Commercial Airplanes unit, overseeing the engineering teams that support all the current 7-series passenger planes. Before that, he was vice president of Boeing’s Development Program Excellence initiative, focused on properly starting programs and identifying key risk areas.

“During more than three decades with Boeing, Jim built a legacy that will endure for many years to come,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Defense, Space & Security. “Pat’s experience across commercial and defense programs will help us grow a stable of strong development programs on the foundation that Jim put in place.” 

BDS Development oversees the pre-production phases of key defense and space programmes with a goal of enhancing performance prior to entering production. It, and a similar organisation in Commercial Airplanes, demonstrate the company’s best-of-Boeing approach to reduce risk and improve the affordability of key development activities. 

Goggin, who has worked at Boeing for 29 years, will move into his new role in December so he and O’Neill can collaborate during a transition period.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

First landing on an unpaved Runway for the PC-24

The PC-24 has made its first landing on an unpaved runway.

Turkish Airlines adds Moroni in Comoros to its network

Turkish Airlines added Moroni - the biggest city and the capital of Comoros Union to its network on 18 June 2018.

ZAF remembers the Spartans

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) will substantially improve its transport capabilities with the arrival of two Leonardo C-27J Spartan tactical airlift aircraft.

Sudan's glimmer of hope

For a decade, Sudan Airways has struggled to maintain services in the face of US sanctions against the African nation. Those sanctions have now been eased, but the airline still faces problems, as deputy general manager, Yasir Timo,

Aero South Africa set to go

Messe Friedrichshafen, the global show for general aviation, has set its sights on a new destination....South Africa.

Boeing and FedEx express announce order for 24 medium and large freighters

Boeing and FedEx Express today announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to better serve its customers.

Routes African SK1505180718
See us at
AAD2018 BTAirCargoAFA_BT220318210219GroundHandling BT2205130918