European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. said Sean O’Keefe , the head of its North American unit since November, was involved in a fatal plane crash last night in Alaska. His condition remains unknown.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. North America Chief Executive Officer Sean O’Keefe said the company can still win some contracts for specialized aircraft for the U.S. military despite Boeing Co. being awarded the main tanker contract last month, the Financial Times reported, citing an interview.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co.’s planned bid for the U.S. military’s $35 billion refueling tanker program may pay off by raising the planemaker’s stature for future competitions even if this one fails.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. said it is exploring U.S. takeover targets in the $500 million range and will consider servicing military planes to broaden its presence in the world’s biggest defense market.