F/A-18, EA-18G to hit 11 millionth flight hour mark

By the end of this year, F/A-18A-F and EA-18G aircraft will hit a significant milestone, cumulatively flying 11 million flight hours.

“It is with great pleasure that we commemorate surpassing the 11 millionth flight hour mark and congratulate the combined team of fleet operators and maintainers, military and civilian acquisition professionals, engineers, testers, logisticians, industry partners, and international allies that keep these aircraft ready to fight anywhere, anytime,” said Capt. Jason Denney, program manager for the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265).

This milestone is attributed to all U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps squadrons as well as international partners flying an inventory of roughly 1,500 F/A-18 A-D Hornet, F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft in fleet operations, training, flight test, and flight demonstrations around the globe.

“These combat-proven and versatile aircraft have provided rock-solid service and continuous capabilities improvements for our Sailors and Marines, as well as our foreign military partners,” he added, “and will keep doing so for decades to come.”