FRCSW Delivers E-2D Hawkeye Ahead of Schedule

As the Navy introduces new aircraft variants to bolster the fleet, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) continues to adapt its maintenance methods and practices to advance the delivery of these assets to ensure mission readiness. One such aircraft serviced by FRCSW is the E-2D Hawkeye airborne early warning system, the fourth variant manufactured by Northrop Grumman that was brought into…

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FRCSW Returns Its Final PMI-2 E-2C Hawkeye

The last E-2C Hawkeye to complete the planned maintenance interval two (PMI-2) procedure at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) departed the command’s test line August 3 to Carrier Airborne Early Squadron 116 (VAW-116) stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. The aircraft was inducted Sept. 21, 2020, from VAW-123. Developed by the Grumman Aircraft Company in the mid-1960s, the twin turbo-propeller…

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FRCSW Inducts last F/A-18 for Center Barrel Replacement (CBR) Program

June 22, 2021 – A significant milestone in the history of naval aviation maintenance and repairs is coming to an end. The Navy’s Center Barrel Replacement (CBR) program that was created by Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) in 1991 inducted its last F/A-18 legacy Hornet fighter (RA52) to undergo the CBR procedure March 17 at Naval Air Station North Island…

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