U.S. Navy Keeps F/A-18 Readiness High Through Maintainer Overhaul

Sailors perform maintenance on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Sqdn. (VFA) 14 in the USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) hangar bay on Jan. 22, 2016.
Credit: U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy’s Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Boeing E/A-18 Growler readiness rates are continuing to climb more than two years after it met a deadline to reach 80% mission capability, with service leaders saying changes to the maintenance community have helped the rates improve. In 2018, then...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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