Air Force to slash number of grounded aircraft by 43% if Congress OKs unfunded request

By Vanessa Montalbano / April 4, 2024 at 3:15 PM
Roughly 221 aircraft at risk of being grounded can be saved if Congress approves the Air Force’s $1.5 billion unfunded priorities list request to restock spare parts, Inside Defense has learned. “Our request for additional spares will help us shore up our defense industrial base and increase our aircraft availability,” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in an emailed statement to Inside Defense . “At any one time, we have up to 514 aircraft that are grounded due to...

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