New Zealander Boeing 777 with lie-down sofa option

Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

F-15 rewire flight

www.af.mil courtesy

by Wayne Crenshaw
78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

1/19/2010 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A new rewire flight at Robins is playing a key role in keeping the aging F-15 Eagle flying for years to come.

The flight will perform a complete rewire on 122 F-15s during the next five years. The rewiring will be done on C and D models, and when complete, the flight will spend at least another five years working on E models.

Keith Gilstrap, the rewire flight chief, said the reason for the rewire is that the insulation on the existing wire is getting brittle and causing shorts. Although it has not caused any crashes, it has led to a significant amount of field repair time and false troubleshooting, as technicians try to figure out why aircraft systems fail intermittently, he said.

Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

UK Army Air Corps Apache attack helicopter

Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Iranian Tupolev 154 on fire

Iranian plane catches fire on landing, over 40 injured

11:22 24/01/2010 At least 46 passengers on board a Russian-made Iranian airliner were injured after the plane caught fire while trying to land in northeastern Iran, state television reported on Sunday.>>

Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail