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Third Super Hornet handed over

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 6, 2009

MSF09-0178-08Boeing announced on November 5 that it delivered the RAAF’s third F/A-18F Super Hornet, A44-203, on September 30, three months ahead of schedule.

“We look forward to continuing to deliver Australia’s newest combat aircraft on budget and ahead of schedule, as promised,” said Carolyn Nichols, Boeing F/A-18F program manager for Australia. “Successful early delivery of these aircraft is a direct result of the great teamwork between Australia’s Defence Materiel Organisation, the Royal Australian Air Force, the US Navy, Boeing and the entire Hornet Industry Team.”

The remaining RAAF Super Hornets will be delivered through 2011, with the first delivery flight to Australia planned for March.

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