The U.S. Navy is considering boosting its buy of T-45 trainer aircraft to keep the plane in service about a decade longer than initially planned, from 2020 to about 2030. Capt. Tim Heely, the Navy's T-45 program manager, told reporters here after a ceremony accepting the first T-45C Goshawk trainer from Boeing Co. that the service is buying 187 T-45s but may add about 30 - 34 planes. This would cover about 2.4 losses per year, the number the Navy factors into its ...

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