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Volume 30, Number 35b, August 29, 2023
Sikorsky Lands $2.7 Billion U.S. Navy Contract
The U.S. Navy has ordered 35 additional CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters from Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky. The contract, which is valued at approximately $2.7 billion, includes 27 aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and eight for the Israeli air[…]   Read this article
NAA Names 2023 Henderson Trophy Recipient
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has announced that it will award the 2023 Clifford Henderson Trophy to Sisters of the Skies. The organization was selected for “their commitment to increase awareness of the opportunities in aviation and increase the number[…]   Read this article
Tempest 'AeroGuard Induction Air Filters
Ahead Of Its Time And Keeping Pace
With all the kits available, why did Art Zemon choose a 50-year-old design? It’s a question he gets often, usually followed by “Are you nuts?” The BD-4 “is not pretty,” said the 59-year-old computer engineer based at the St. Charles[…] Read this article

FAA Issues Ground Crew Safety Alert
The FAA has published a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) aimed at preventing injuries to ground personnel towing and guiding airliners. The agency recommended that operators ensure their towing and marshalling procedures require that chocks are installed whenever aircraft towing[…] Read this article

Bose 'Quiet the noise
Blue Line Aviation Scholarship Awarded To NC High School Student
One of the biggest obstacles encountered by aspiring pilots is the money to pay for the training. Joshua Roycroft from Johnston County, North Carolina, is receiving some help with that as the winner of the Fly Right Scholarship from Blue Line[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin, August 28, 2023
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take-off into the world of homebuilt aircraft