Aviation Week and Raytheon Partner to Inspire Next Generation of Aerospace Leaders

  Aviation Week and Raytheon Partner to Inspire Next Generation of Aerospace

Program Expands digital distribution of Aviation Week & Space Technology to
engineering students in Universities, launches new online community

PR Newswire

PARIS, June 18, 2013

PARIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Hill Financial's  (NYSE: MHFI)
Aviation Week and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) have partnered on an initiative of
critical importance to the health and future of the aerospace industry:
informing and inspiring engineering students at top universities with content,
career connections and online community to join the aerospace industry

In partnership with Raytheon, Aviation Week's University Program aims to
provide all engineering students complimentary access to Aviation Week & Space
Technology's (AW&ST) award-winning content for research, as well as an online
destination for this next-generation community to connect, collaborate and
inspire each other through the launch of a new channel and community on

"Raytheon's commitment to STEM education is aligned with our mission to
inspire the next generation of innovative engineers," said Pamela Erickson,
vice president of Community Relations for Raytheon. "Our partnership with
Aviation Week provides students with timely perspective on the vast array of
STEM-related career opportunities ahead and an in-depth understanding of the
aerospace and defense industry as they prepare to enter the workforce."

The initiative includes:

  oWidespread distribution of AW&ST's new digital edition to top university
    engineering programs. The edition features AW&ST's technology-intense
    content plus digital extras with infographics, video and links to deeper
  oA new website connecting leading aerospace and STEM education initiatives
  oA new program to recognize outstanding students preparing for aerospace
  oRobust outbound marketing program to promote the initiative and create
    awareness of aerospace innovation across the education community

"Aviation Week has long supported and promoted student initiatives, from our
LIFTOFF! program for middle school math and science classrooms to our Next
Century of Flight Program celebrating Aviation's Centennial to our annual
Workforce studies and reports," said Greg Hamilton, president, Aviation Week.
"AW&ST has a rich history being an essential teaching and research tool in
classrooms. We are excited to partner with Raytheon, a longstanding champion
of STEM education initiatives, to accelerate the expanded reach of AW&ST
digital student editions and play an even greater role contributing to the
future success of our proud industry."

The University Program begins in July with the launch of the complimentary
digital subscriptions in partnership with the engineering deans at more than
1,500 universities like California Polytechnic State University, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Arizona,
and University of Tennessee.

AW&ST has long been a trusted tool in university classrooms for lesson plans,
case studies and inspiration of what is possible. To learn more about the
program or to connect your engineering school, visit

About Aviation Week:
Aviation Week is the largest multimedia information and services provider for
the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals
rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers
include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries,
governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation
Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week
Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well
as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation.

About McGraw Hill Financial:
McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), a financial intelligence company, is a
leader in credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and
commodity markets. Iconic brands include: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services,
S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power, McGraw Hill
Construction and Aviation Week. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees
in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
Twitter @raytheon.

SOURCE Aviation Week

Website: http://www.aviationweek.com
Contact: Joe D'Andrea, Director of Communications, Aviation Week, +1
212-904-3780, joseph.dandrea@aviationweek.com, Tina Martineau, Raytheon, +
781-522-6490, corporatepr@raytheon.com
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