- Posted by Pia Illikainen
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The American manufacturer Boeing brings F/A-18 E Super Hornet multi-role fighters into the Kaivopuisto Air Show 9.6.2017. Boeing is offering the Super Hornet to succeed the Hornet as the main fighter of the Finnish Air Force as part of the HX Program. The Super Hornet is the third participant of the HX Program to participate in the Kaivopuisto Air Show.
The Super Hornet (F/A-18 E/F) was developed in the 1990s, to replace the Legacy Hornet (F/A-18 C/D) currently operated by the Finnish Air Force. Although there are notable similarities with its predecessor, to include the ease of transition, the Super Hornet is a completely different aircraft type. The U.S. Navy first deployed the Block II Super Hornet in 2007.
In addition to the single-seat (F/A-18E) and two-seat (F) versions, the Super Hornet also has a variant specialized in electronic warfare, the EA-18G Growler, which first deployed in 2010. In addition to the United States, the Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft are also operated by the Royal Australian Air Force.
Today, Boeing has further evolved the Block II platform into the Block III Super Hornet. Block III capabilities, such as an advanced cockpit system and conformal fuel tanks, can be both built into new aircraft and incorporated into existing aircraft during their service life modification period, allowing maximum ability to field these capabilities quickly and affordably.
More information on the HX Program: https://ilmailumuseo.fi/en/hx/
The Kaivopuisto Air Show is a huge, free-of-charge, aviation-themed event, organized by the Finnish Aviation Museum. The Show will be held on Friday Night, 9.6.2017. Various aircraft types representing the past, present and future of Finnish Aviation will take part in the Show. The Show will take place in the air, land and sea. Partners of the event include Bae Systems, Boeing, Finavia, Finnair, Saab AB, SEK, The Finnish Aeronautical Association and the City of Vantaa.
Markku Kyyrönen, Museum Director, Finnish Aviation Museum
tel. +358 44 777 0797, firstname.lastname@example.org
Perttu Karivalo, Air Show Director
tel. +358 40 5431539, email@example.com
The Finnish Aviation Museum is a national special museum, it has the largest aeronautical collection in Finland. Finnish aviation and planes either designed or used by Finns are at the heart of the collection. The Finnish Aviation Museum is an active and interactive Museum up to international standards. The museum is located near the Helsinki-Vantaa airport and can easily be reached by several means of transport. The Finnish Aviation Museum is owned by the Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation.
Photo: Miikka Hult, lentoposti.fi. Can only be used related to this press release.