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The America class shares much of the internal structure of USS Makin Island (LHD 8), but the new LHAs differ from LHDs in being exclusively aviation ships without well decks.
On air-capable ships, nonaviators fill many roles on the ship normally filled by aviators on aviation ships.
Aviation Ship Interface Specification Guide A joint-Service specification guide on air vehicle/ship integration is being developed.
The three RFA ships which left the Marchwood military port this morning will be joined by the 28,000 tonne aviation ship RFA Argus which will carry five Sea King helicopters.
The MAFFT will provide Navy crash and salvage team members with the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to operate as an aircraft carrier or amphibious aviation ship aircraft firefighting and salvage team.
Repositioning aircraft on deck appears to be a simple procedure conducted countless times daily on large aviation ships.