Boeing Closing Super Hornet Production Line For Good in 2025
Announced late February, Boeing announced it will cease production of its F/A-18 Super Hornet line in 2025, redirecting its efforts towards other projects such as the T-7A Red Hawk trainers & the new F-15EX Eagle II's, as well as the MQ-25 Stingray. Boeing is building three facilities in St. Louis which will be dedicated to its manned & unmanned projects, one Advanced Composite Fabrication center in Arizona, bringing Boeings total investment in its future to $1 billion. There are currently 8 Super Hornets scheduled to be built, and will mark the final F/A-18's to ever be produced. Once the final 8 are delivered, the Navy will have bought 698 total Super Hornets. The end of production is not the end of the line for the Hornet, however; The Super Hornet Service Life Modification Program will add an extra 4,000 flight hours to the life of each aircraft, with the program rolling well into the 2030's.