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Raytheon’s Schuster Elected as Vice Chairman

GAMA NEWS 03-17 For Immediate Release: May 23, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2003 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected James E. Schuster, an executive vice president of Raytheon Company, and chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft Company, as vice chairman. The GAMA Vice Chairman position became open when Clayton M. Jones, President and CEO of Rockwell Collins, was named GAMA Chairman on May 1. Schuster was elected to the GAMA Board in 2001 as the new head of Raytheon Aircraft. In addition to being GAMA Vice Chairman, Schuster will also serve as Chairman of GAMA’s Security Issues Committee, a position he has held since November 2002.

Prior to his current position, Schuster was President of Raytheon’s Aircraft Integration Systems (AIS). Throughout his career, Schuster has held senior level positions at AlliedSignal Aerospace in Torrance, California and Westinghouse Electric Naval Systems in Cleveland, Ohio.

Schuster graduated from Lockhaven State University in Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s Degree in systems management from Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio.

Raytheon Aircraft is a leading company whose products include business aircraft and special mission aviation products including the Hawker Horizon super-mid-size jet, the Hawker 800XP medium jet, the Hawker 400XP light jet, the Beechcraft Premier I entry-level jet, the Beechcraft King Air business turboprops and the piston-powered Beechcraft Baron and Beechcraft Bonanza.

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.