< PrevNext > 58. L-3 Technologies New York City Share 2016 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $69 millionConsolidated Global TMC: Amex GBTKnown as L-3 Communications until Dec. 31, 2016, aerospace and defense contractor L3 Technologies spent slightly more on U.S.-booked air travel in 2016 than it had a year earlier, according to a BTN estimate. Its $10.5 billion in sales was less than a percentage point higher than 2015. The U.S. Department of Defense accounted for 70 percent of L3's 2016 sales, and other U.S. federal government agencies accounted for another 3 percent. Operating income increased from $890 million in 2015 to about $1 billion in 2016. At the end of 2016, L3 had a total of 38,000 full-time and part-time employees, 84 percent of them in the U.S. Employment figures were steady from one year earlier.