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October 26, 2023

Make-A-Wish Pilot-for-a-Day Initiative Touching Lives

One Day’s Grace

The USAF’s 56th Fighter Wing welcomed Isaac Axe-Man Salinas who, by virtue of the efforts put forth by Make-A-Wish Arizona, became pilot-for-a-day on 13 October 2023 at the Grand Canyon State’s Luke Air Force Base. The Pilot-for-a-Day program is a Make-A-Wish initiative by which children are afforded an experience that might be referred to half-punningly as uplifting, yet very genuinely as a break from oftentimes excruciating daily challenges.

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Bell Receives T901 Turbine Engine for 360 Invictus Platform

Textron Subsidiary Readies Submission for DOT’s FARA Program

The U.S. Army has officially delivered a specimen of GE Aerospace’s T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell Textron Inc—the Fort Worth-based, rotorcraft manufacturing subsidiary of American industrial conglomerate Textron Inc. The engine will power Bell’s submission for the service’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. By virtue of the powerplant’s arrival, the helicopter-maker stands ready to complete construction of its Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype and move forward to subsequent stages of the FARA competition.

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