Marines release updated aviation plan focused on readiness rates

By Justin Doubleday Lee Hudson / January 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM
The Marine Corps' aviation chief is "concerned" about the service's aviation readiness rates in terms of both equipment and personnel and aims for the service to rectify those numbers by 2020. "We have seen a decrease in flight hours per month per aircrew and an uptick in our mishap rates," Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation, wrote in the 2016 Marine Corps Aviation Plan . Mission readiness rates, which the service dubs as "T-ratings," are not where they...

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