Ejection Seat Issue Prompts Another B-1B Grounding

Credit: U.S. Air Force
Another ejection seat problem has grounded the B-1B fleet for the second time in nine months, the U.S. Air Force announced March 28. A routine inspection discovered “potentially fleet-wide issues” with the drogue chute for the B-1B’s ejection seat, Global Strike Command says in a statement. “It...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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