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Future female pilots wing it at 2019 Air Show preview

By GREGORY ZELLER // With female pilots set to soar high in this year’s Bethpage Air Show, nearly two dozen high school girls flew out in front of the Memorial Day festivities – and maybe taxied some aviation careers toward takeoff. Twenty girls from Westbury High School visited Republic Airport in Farmingdale on Wednesday to meet the GEICO Skytypers, a “world famous” air show team featuring a squadron of six vintage World War II aircraft…

With Riverhead’s nod, CAT set to soar in Calverton

By GREGORY ZELLER // A development team with big plans for a reinvigorated Long Island aerospace industry spread its wings Wednesday night, soaring straight toward its long-desired nest. Calverton Aviation & Technology, a 2017 LLC formed by partners Luminati Aerospace and Triple Five Worldwide Group, was deemed “qualified and eligible” by the Riverhead Community Development Agency, clearing the runway for a $40 million, 1,643-acre purchase agreement previously negotiated by Luminati and the Town of Riverhead….

Northrop Grumman deal locked, and potentially loaded

Northrop Grumman’s Long Island unit is breaking out the big guns, thanks to a new multi-year contract with the U.S. Navy. United States Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Bethpage-based Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. a $68.8 million contract to produce gun mission modules for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships – fast, powerful, forward-deployed combatants designed for “intense naval conflict,” according to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Gun mission modules consist of two 30-millimeter…