Boeing has delivered the second production P-8A Poseidon to the US Navy.
July 20: Boeing delivered the second production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the US Navy on July 17. The P-8A is one of 13 low rate initial production (LRIP) maritime patrol aircraft that the company is building for the navy as part of two contracts awarded in 2011.
Navy pilots flew the P-8A from Seattle to Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida where the first LRIP P-8A is being used for aircrew training. Chuck Dabundo, Boeing vice president and P-8 programme manager, said “Navy crews have had a couple of months of training with the first plane, and their feedback has been positive.”