Friday, February 1, 2013

Lockheed F-35 chief retiring

The head of Lockheed Martin's F-35 program plans to retire, ending a decade-plus run in charge of the program. Tom Burbage will step down from his role at the end of March, Lockheed spokeswoman Laura Siebert confirmed to Defense News. The news was initially reported by Aviation Week. Nothing has been announced on Burbage's replacement. (Source: Defense News, Aviation Week, 01/31/13) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.