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Days before the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush set out from Norfolk last month, the Navy had to scramble to fix a major problem with the ship's squadron of early warning, command and control aircraft.
The engines on three of the squadron's four E-2C Hawkeyes had been damaged and needed to be replaced.
The wrong oil was used in each $80 million, twin-engine turboprop aircraft.
The Navy is currently in crisis mode, with half of their aircraft grounded for maintenance related problems. The Vice CNO told Congress on Tuesday that readiness levels are the lowest they've been in many years, caused by sustained deployments and funding uncertainties have caused aircraft to be postponed from going into the depot, and pushed unit level maintenance back.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Miracula2
Horrifying. The Navy includes the Marines, who if you're going by calendar year and not Fiscal Year, lost over 10 aircraft last year.