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August 28, 2009

Sikorsky Boosts Prize in Human-Powered Helicopter Contest To $250,000

Aircraft Must Fly 10 Feet In The Air And Hover 60 Seconds

OK, so it's not exactly the X-Prize, but still it is a significant amount of money. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has increased the prize in the Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition more than ten-fold to $250,000.

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Michael Kraft To Head Lycoming Engines

Has Led Product Development And Safety Units

Lycoming Engines announced Thursday that Michael Kraft will be the new senior vice president and general manager, replacing Ian Walsh who was promoted to Chief Innovation Officer at Textron Systems.

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