RAF slowly returns Tutor fleet to operations after six months

Following an enforced six-month grounding order due to technical issues, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is slowly returning its fleet of Grob G115E Tutor T1 basic trainers to the skies.

In response to a query on the situation, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) confirmed the following in a statement on July 29: “An airworthiness directive and repair schedule was issued by Grob affecting all worldwide Grob G115E airframes. This required manufacturer mandated engineering checks on all Tutor aircraft.

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