Cincinnati, OH – October 29, 2020 - Rotary and Mission Systems recognized 27 suppliers, including GE Aviation’s Avionics Systems business in Clearwater, Florida, which was recognized for the third consecutive year by Lockheed Martin for exceptional supplier performance.    

“Suppliers are critical members of our industry team, enabling production of the most advanced technologies for our customers,” Abby Lilly, vice president of Global Supply Chain at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems told suppliers recently. “You achieved this award because you have shown your dedication to delivering on our customers expectation of perfect quality and delivery.”

GE Aviation achieved the Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Outstanding Supplier status after demonstrating exceptional quality, delivery and customer support performance for the data transfer systems on Sikorsky’s UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft. Sikorsky is part of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s RMS business.

“GE truly believes that our customers determine our success,” commented Sterling Leaven, Clearwater site leader for GE Aviation. “Receiving such a prestigious award reflects our passion and commitment of ensuring that our customer’s experience from a quality and delivery perspective is best in class.”

To attain the RMS outstanding supplier status, a company must supply best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards in 2019. This honor is based on a variety of factors from reliable deliveries, to the alignment of the business’ values with Lockheed Martin values. Most importantly, the businesses mentioned average 99% on time deliveries and zero quality defects. These small and large businesses represent the top one percent of suppliers supporting the corporation’s mission.

GE Aviation was one of 27 suppliers recognized by Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business for achieving this level of performance for 2019.

About GE Aviation

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, electrical power, avionics systems and digital solutions for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at and YouTube at

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. For additional information, visit our website: Please follow @LMNews on Twitter for the latest announcements and news across the corporation.

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