Released: 6 Aug 1998
The suspension is the result of a potential problem associated with initiators that operate the aircrew ejection system. The manufacturer discovered the potential flaw in the initiators during routine acceptance testing.
Each B-2 has eight initiators, and all will be replaced as a safety precaution. Each aircraft will resume peacetime training as soon as replacement parts are installed and inspections are complete.
* B-2 Spirit
* Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.