Faced with a shortage of aircraft, the Marine Corps is working with The Boeing Company to return 30 retired F/A-18C Hornets into service. The restoration is taking place at Cecil Field Naval Air Station, Fla. Boeing and the Marines are delivering the planes there from the military aircraft storage center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. “As a former squadron commander, I new how important it was to have aircraft on the ramp. With [this] program, we are introducing good viable aircraft back into the fleet for them to use for years to come,” said Boeing’s Bill Maxwell, manager of the project. Maxwell is a former Marine pilot.
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