F/A-18 Super Hornet

Boeing F-18 Super Hornet shows ability to ski-jump off India's carrier ramp

A F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet demonstrated its ability to take off by ski-jumping off a ramp similar to the one equipping some aircraft carriers....


Two pilots successfully eject from crashing F/A-18 Super Hornet

A F/A-18 Super Hornet of the Royal Australian Air Force suffered an engine failure during its takeoff run. The two pilots successfully ejected from the aircraft....


US Naval Air Forces orders partial stand-down pending inspection

Days after marking its safest year to date, the U.S. Navy suffered two crashes in a row. A partial grounding was ordered, pending a fleet-wide safety review....


US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet crashes during training in California

An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet of the United States Navy crashed during training in California....


Germany picks Boeing F-18 to replace aging Tornado fleet

Germany has officially confirmed to the United States that it would acquire 45 F/A-18 Super Hornets from Boeing to replace part of the Panavia Tornado fleet.  ...


Top Gun 2: Maverick, Tom Cruise goes hypersonic?

The second trailer of the long-awaited Top Gun 2: Maverick, that will see Tom Cruise take back his iconic role as a fighter jet pilot, was released....


U.S. Navy new aircraft recovery system reaches milestone

The U.S. Navy announced that its newest aircraft recovery system, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), had successfully completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes....


Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet to replace the German Tornado?

Since 2017, the German government has been actively looking to replace its aging fleet of Panavia Tornado aircraft. The strike aircraft that entered service in the 1970s is now even too old to participate in NATO missions. After eliminating the Lockheed F-35 and the Boeing F-15 SE, the German Ministry of Defense could now be favoring the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet over its homemade fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon. In a scenario reminisc...


US Navy declares death of pilot in F-18 “Star Wars” canyon crash

UPDATED: After a day of research, the US Navy announced the death of the pilot of a single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet jet that crashed in Death Valley National Park, California. The incident injured seven tourists on the ground....


Boeing to modernize U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Fleet

Boeing was awarded an up to up to $73 million  contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours, the company announced on March 1, 2018....