Flight Deck on New Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Complete

Newport News Shipbuilding has completed installation of the flight deck on the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy.

The upper bow section, a giant piece of the puzzle, was recently lifted into place, according to a company news release. It weighs 780 tons and took 18 months to build.

Mike Butler, program director on Kennedy, said the company is looking forward to christening the ship this fall, ahead of schedule.

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