Most USAF Mission-Capable Rates Dropped in 2021

U.S. Air Force aircraft maintainers from the 94th Fighter Squadron service an F-22 Raptor during Red Flag Alaska, 21-3 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on August 20, 2021.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
Almost all of the U.S. Air Force’s fighters, mobility aircraft and bombers saw a reduction in their mission-capable rates in 2021 compared to the previous year. The Air Force’s entire fleet had a mission-capable rate of 71.53% in fiscal 2021, a slight drop from 2020’s total rate of 72.74%. The rates...

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