On October 31, 2022, the Chief of Naval Aviation Training (CNATRA) resumed flight operations for the T-45C Goshawk aircraft.
NAVAIR press release
with the navy MarinesThe T-45C fleet has been safely suspended since October 14 after an engine blade failure was discovered. A technical analysis revealed that a subset of the T-45C engine blades did not meet the manufacturer’s engine specifications. Those aircraft remain landed. His T-45C, which has returned to flight, is equipped with engines complying with these specifications.
“The return-to-operation process is based on engineering analysis by NAVAIR and the most important decision is aviator safety. We have the highest confidence in our compliance.”
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Flight operations for the remaining T-45C fleet remain suspended as the Navy and its industry partner Rolls-Royce continue to evaluate engineering data for non-conforming parts and work to bring additional T-45Cs back into service. Become. During this time, training wings and squadrons make the most of ground training, including classroom lectures, simulators, and computer-based training.
The T-45C is a tandem seat jet trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots.
“A big thank you to the team Naviea For their efforts and commitment to finding the best possible solutions for the long-term safety of our aviators and aircraft. The reintroduction of the T-45C fleet will be a gradual approach, but not a rushed process. It is imperative that our maintenance partners thoroughly analyze and diagnose this issue so that we can fully resume training operations with the safety of each astronaut as our top priority,” said Brophy.
Maj. Gen. John Lemmon, Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Program (PEO(T)), said: “Our Navy team and industry partners are diligently and thoroughly analyzing all aspects of this issue to determine safe and rapid ways to get the remaining T-45 fleet back to flight.”
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