The flight deck for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) was certified in April off the US mid-Atlantic Coast, signifying the deck and the crews that work it can safely launch and recover aircraft.
Eisenhower safely completed more than 400 daytime traps and about 200 nighttime traps to achieve the certification, which is an important milestone in proving the ship fully mission-ready, as determined by the US Navy (USN) Optimized Fleet Response Plan, following the carrier’s planned incremental availability (PIA) in Norfolk, Virginia.
The ship arrived in August 2017 for the PIA, which was initially scheduled to last six months.
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