Consistency Achieved: Air Force Research Lab engineers and Aeronautical Systems Center B-2 program officials at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, have agreed on a new process to ensure consistency in production of a new material that will significantly reduce maintenance man-hours on the B-2 bomber fleet. Flight tests validated the use of Alternate High Frequency Material to replace tape covering access panel gaps and fasteners, but AHFM performance proved inconsistent from batch to batch. Within weeks, AFRL “developed and validated a repeatable manufacturing process” for large quantities (500 gallon batches), said Air Force Materiel Command officials.
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Air Force Association will close on Wednesday in honor of the late
President George H.W. Bush; the Daily Report will resume Thursday, Dec.
the 41st President and father of the 43rd, George W. Bush, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. He was the youngest Navy pilot to serve in World War
II, and the last President
to have served in combat.
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