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Unread post09 Nov 2017, 00:49

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017 ... rport.html

Navy Aircraft Engine Catches Fire, Lands Safely at Texas Airport

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas
7 Nov 2017
by Monica Lopez

A Navy aircraft landed at the Corpus Christi International Airport with flames coming out of its engine midday Monday.
The P-8A Poseidon, which was in the area making approaches to the Corpus Christi International Airport, when the left engine caught fire. Airport officials said the aircraft was doing some training in the area for the day, which is a normal activity. Earlier reports that indicated the right engine caught fire were incorrect. Flames were coming out of the left engine when the pilot landed the aircraft in the airport. Kim Bridger-Hunt, marketing manager for the airport, said she saw the aircraft through a window in the airport and assumed it was taking off from the airport because it was low to the ground with its nose up. "We heard the booms and saw the flames coming out of the engine," Bridger-Hunt said. "That's when we knew something serious was going on." John Hyland, chief of public safety for the airport, said the aircraft landed about 11:55 a.m. at the airport. Hyland said the Corpus Christi police and fire departments, the Nueces County Sheriff's Office and airport officials responded and controlled the fire and turn off the engine. At 1 p.m. the airport resumed regular operations, Hyland said. He said the aircraft only slowed operations at the airport, while a more serious incident would have caused the airport to shut down. "It is now a mechanical issue," Hyland said. Hyland said the aircraft is parked in the general aviation ramps at the airport, where a mechanic will work on it. Although the aircraft is the size of a commercial plane, only two passengers, said to be the pilot and copilot, were onboard.

Liz Feaster, public affairs officer at Chief of Naval Air Training based at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, said the aircraft was not a Navy trainer with Naval Air Station Corpus Christi or Naval Air Station Kingsville. "We don't know where it came from and what it's doing here," Feaster said.

...."Gee!" Liz, P-8s are "all" stationed at NAS Jax and the "touch and gos" are normal training activities at smaller (less busy) controlled airports.

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Unread post06 Feb 2018, 20:55

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ts-445594/

SINGAPORE: Boeing pursues P-8 Poseidon refinements

06 February, 2018
BY: Aaron Chong

Singapore
Boeing has made several updates about its P-8 Poseidon program, as it pursues further refinements for the platform.
Speaking to media during a program update briefing at the Singapore air show, Matt Carreon, head of global sales and marketing for Boeing Defense, Space and Security, listed over four updates that the manufacturer will implement on the P-8. Updates include;
- a sixth workstation for all newly built P-8s, up from the current five, thereby improving operational capability.
- The US Navy has also requested Boeing to make enhancements to the anti-submarine warfare aircraft to operate at a higher altitude. Although Carreon did not specify the figure, he says that having a higher operating altitude would allow the P-8 "to have less wear and tear" and to give the aircraft's radar further range.
- Boeing adds that it is in the process of replacing the Defense Satellite Communications Systems and Global Broadcast Service with a Wideband Global satellite communications system. This change will greatly improve bandwidth.
- In addition, Carreon says that although the 737NG will eventually be replaced with the 737 Max, Boeing can continue manufacturing P-8s "as long as there is a demand".
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