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Sikorsky is working with NAVAIR and the USMC to deliver a new build heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K. This is a digital aircraft, while its predecessor the CH-53E, is a mechanical aircraft. What this means is that the aircraft is digitally designed and manufactured by means of a digital thread production and assembly process. This digital thread process provides a path to tap into operational data for the sustainment process. In turn, this enables operational and sustainment data to flow back into the upgrade, redesign, and manufacturing process. Digital design, build, sustainability forms a feedback process which unlocks more effective, including cost effective ways to manage the aircraft’s life cycle On May 20, 2020, I had a chance to hold a teleconference with two Sikorsky manufacturing leaders involved...