Category Archives: naval aviation

Marking the 109th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Excellence

By Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic U.S. Naval Aviation marks its early beginnings on May 8, 1911, with a purchase request made by Capt. Washington Irving Chambers for the Navy’s first aircraft. In the years leading up to World War I, pioneer aviators pushed the development of hydroaeroplanes and flying boats, …

Marking the 109th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Excellence

By Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic U.S. Naval Aviation marks its early beginnings on May 8, 1911, with a purchase request made by Capt. Washington Irving Chambers for the Navy’s first aircraft. In the years leading up to World War I, pioneer aviators pushed the development of hydroaeroplanes and flying boats, …

Naval Aviation Focuses on Maintaining Readiness

Editor’s note: As the Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Programs, Rear Adm. Shane Gahagan serves as the lead for the engineering reform pillar of the Naval Sustainment System-Aviation. In his column below, he summarizes some of the process improvements that are designed to sustain readiness. By Rear Adm. Shane Gahagan, PEO(T) A week ahead of …

Naval Aviation On Its Way to Achieve Readiness Goal

By Adm. Robert Burke Vice Chief of Naval Operations It has been less than a year since the Navy set out to restore strike fighter readiness rates to 80 percent, and the one-year deadline of Oct. 1 is approaching. For the aviation community, the endeavor to increase the mission-capable rate of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets posed …