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  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    More than 100 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) attended a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, May 15, to officially establish the crew of the first Ford class aircraft carrier and open the building where they will work while the ship is constructed.  “The Shipyard and the crew decided to have a turnover and […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. EMALS is a carrier-based launch system designed to expand the operational capability of the Navy’s future carriers to include […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump visited the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), in what was seen by many as a push for military procurement. The president landed on the flight deck on Thursday on Marine One accompanied by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. They were welcomed aboard Ford by Chief […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    San Diego-based General Atomics was awarded a USD 29,6 million deal for the material and labor necessary to manufacture, assemble, inspect, integrate, test and checkout the on-board repair parts in support of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and advanced arresting gear on the PCU Gerald R. Ford, CVN 78. The majority of work will be […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) welcomed 14 chief petty officer selects to the ranks with an additional 14 inbound to the command when the results were announced Aug. 1. The 28 newest chief petty officers have a unique opportunity within the Navy to serve aboard the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier. […]

  • 24 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy to Receive Its First Air Warfare Destroyer The first of three new Australian air warfare destroyer, HMAS Hobart, is due for delivery tomorrow, May 23, 2015. US Navy Tests Catapult Shots with EMALS aboard CVN 78 The US Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A few dozen Sailors from Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) have completed specialized training and stand ready to operate and maintain the US Navy’s newest aircraft launch system, slated to begin shipboard testing this summer. Naval Air and Naval Sea System Commands — along with industry partner General Atomics (GA) — developed […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) paused to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning with an all hands picnic, May 3. The ship’s Morale Welfare and Recreation and Supply department hosted the event, with volunteer assistance from Nimitz’ chief petty officers and first class petty officers, and members of […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    It took the navy and shipbuilder over a year to repair the troubled propulsion system.

  • 10 October 2013
    Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will begin the flooding of Dry Dock 12 on Friday morning, October 11, where the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been under construction since November 2009, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. The flooding will herald preparations for the ship’s christening scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013 and subsequent launching. […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy will position its newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), in Hampton Roads, Naval Station Norfolk, according to Virginia Congressional delegation. This will provide an additional aircraft carrier to the region until 2018 when the USS Lincoln returns to its home port. In addition the Navy has decided to reverse an earlier decision and will maintain […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s future aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk for its second set of sea trials, known as acceptance trials (AT) on May 24. During acceptance trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) will test the ship’s ability to conduct operations at sea and verify that […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries reached a major milestone on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) as the ship’s crew moved aboard. The first-in-class carrier is in the final stages of construction and testing at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Rolf Bartschi, Newport News’ vice president, CVN 78 carrier construction, said: This is a rewarding […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, should be ready to join the Navy in September this year, U.S. Navy officials said. Sean J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary for acquisitions outlined the timetable for the lead ship of the class in a statement ahead of a U.S. Senate hearing on U.S. Navy shipbuilding programs. According […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers, completed its Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA), returning to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on October 30. A PSA is a typical period of construction availability in the early life of a ship during which […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first aircraft carrier in the Ford-Class (CVN-78) will be equipped with an on-board liquid oxygen generating plant that will decrease ownership cost by reducing operational manpower and maintenance. This has been announced by Chart, a global cryogenic engineering company, whose Acoustic-Stirling liquefier was incorporated in the carrier’s generating plant. The industry team, led by Rix Industries, […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is set to be commissioned during a ceremony that will be held at Naval Station Norfolk on July 22. CVN 78 is the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years. Despite of challenges presented by integrating a multitude of new technologies […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers has received its second advanced weapons elevator (AWE), nearly one month after receiving the first one and some 20 months after entering service. USS Gerald R. Ford’s AWE Upper Stage #3 was turned over to the ship February 14, following testing and certification […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Industry news

    On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during a ceremony on-site where the ship is being constructed. President Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States. His daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will serve as the ship’s sponsor, performing the […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The lead ship of the next generation of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), has completed builder’s sea trials and is now starting preparations for the acceptance trials. The aircraft carrier returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on April 14 after seven days of builder’s sea trials. During this initial […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy said it would receive its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in April after the ship previously missed multiple delivery deadlines. In a statement on Wednesday, navy spokesman Capt. Thurraya Kent said that the ship would start builder’s sea trials in March while both the acceptance trials and delivery would take place […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The most expensive ship the U.S. Navy has ever built is once again bound to miss a delivery deadline. USS Gerald R. Ford, the lead ship of a next generation of U.S. aircraft carriers, was scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in 2014, but the deadline kept being pushed back. The latest delivery was scheduled […]

  • 23 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy’s most expensive ship ever built, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday. The commissioning ceremony for the navy’s new aircraft carrier was attended by a crowd of 10,000 who watched the festivities from the hangar bay, the pier and […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), will return to operations three months later than originally planned, in part due to issues related to ship’s nuclear propulsion plant. News of the delay comes amid the confirmation of a US Navy plan to retire […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is ready for her commissioning ceremony which will take place on Saturday, July 22, at Naval Station Norfolk. The U.S. Navy said it would live stream the ceremony here USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the lead ship of the new […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), completed crew certification on February 16, following a three-day fast cruise. “It is the crew that brings the ship to life,” said Capt. Rick McCormack, Ford’s commanding officer. “The crew is at the heart of all that we do, and I am extremely proud […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier was forced to return to port after suffering another propulsion issue as it set out for a new round of at sea testing. The recently-commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford got underway from Norfolk on May 19 but was forced to return due to a propulsion system issue related to […]

  • 7 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the U.S. Navy’s next aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) held their first all-hands general quarters (GQ) damage control drill February 4. General Quarters, Battle Stations, or Action Stations is an announcement made aboard a naval warship to signal the all hands aboard a ship to battle stations as […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s most expensive ship ever, aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, July 14 to begin its post-shakedown availability (PSA) period. The PSA will be a yearlong maintenance and upgrade period after the ship operated at sea for 81 days […]