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Wyle Celebrates 100

Wyle Celebrates 100 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Wyle Celebrates 100 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Wyle celebrated its 100th anniversary with a buzz only an aerospace company can make. In honor of the company“™s involvement in every aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy since 1950, Wyle commissioned a fully functional reproduction of Eugene B. Ely“™s 1911 Curtiss Pusher, the first plane to land onboard a ship.

“As a former naval aviator and Wyle’s chief pilot for 20 years, I can tell you that Ely established a legacy and issued a resounding challenge to naval aviators, flight officers, aircrew, engineers, scientists, technologists and administrators who would follow him in writing the amazing story of naval aviation,“ said Pete Green, president of Wyle“™s Aerospace group. “Wyle’s professionals are proud to play a part in answering that challenge.”

The replica was built and flown by Bob Coolbaugh and a group of volunteers. The plane was displayed at the Navy League“™s Sea Air Space Exposition at Maryland“™s National Harbor and will appear at New York City Fleet Week in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 22-27.

Wyle has a long history supporting Naval aviation. The aerospace firm currently serves the F/A-18 Hornet, the E-2 Hawkeye, H-60 Seahawk, P-3 Orion, P-8 Poseidon and the Joint Strike Fighter.

Wyle also maintains a presence in unmanned aerial vehicle platforms and its independent flight test organization supports several government flight-test programs.

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Written by Neel Mehta

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