One month before the U.S. Navy declared victory in getting its operational F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to the defense secretary mandate of 80% mission capable, the service began laying the groundwork to apply a similar methodology its public shipyards. The service established the Naval Sustainment System-Aviation (NSS-A) using best-of-breed methods from commercial industry to improve maintenance practices in squadrons and depots, with the aim of getting more ships on patrol. ...

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