With its C+ Program, Boeing has brought retired Hornets back to life. The program is part of the US Marine Corps which is facing dilemma due to insufficient number of combat ready fighter jets for its pilot around the world.

The jet manufacturer’s answer to this problem is the C+ Program. The program will take 30 retired F/A-18C Hornets and upgrade them to the advanced platform, creating the F/A-18C+.

Bill Maxwell, a Boeing F/A-18 Production Senior Manager and retired Marine Corps pilot, said: “As a former squadron commander, I knew how important it was to have aircraft on the ramp. With this C+ program, we are introducing good viable aircraft back into the fleet for them to use for years to come.”

The jets are trucked from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to Cecil Field near Jacksonville, Florida (USA), where the Hornets will be brought to life.