As the U.S. Navy waits longer for its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter carrier versions, the service is being forced to increasingly rely on its F-18 family of aircraft at the very time pilots, air crews and engineers are trying to find and fix the causes of extremely worrisome cockpit breathing issues in the jets. Continuation of the Boeing F-18 line is one of the critical elements of the Navy’s tactical aircraft inventory. Yet, Navy brass have been telling lawmakers that F-18 pilots are ...


Register now for free access to " U.S. Navy Investigates 12-Fold Increase In F-18 Hypoxia Issues" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 


Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Already registered? here.