With the U.S. Coast Guard on course to recapitalize its ship fleet, the service is now taking another look at its fixed-wing aircraft, says Adm. Robert Papp, Coast Guard commandant. “We’re re-evaluating our fixed-wing assets,” Papp tells the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). For now, he says, the fixed-wing fleet is “OK,” but says the Coast Guard will have to address aircraft concerns relatively soon. “Aviation will be our next big ...


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