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Navy Taking Major Steps to Prevent Future Physiological Events in Jets

ARLINGTON, Va. ? With the Navy ruling out contaminated air and focusing on air pressure fluctuations as the cause of many physiological events (PEs), the service is planning a major maintenance event on its jets to try to curb PE rates.

The Navy will add a new cockpit pressure monitoring and warning system to more than 1,000 F/A-18A-D Hornets, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers in the largest type/model/series modification the service has ever undertaken, Physiological Episodes Action Team lead Rear Adm. Fredrick ?Lucky? Luchtman told USNI News. The effort will begin later this year and take about two years.

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