Apr 12 2013

F135 blade crack traced to casting process

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 11:57 onder Global F35 News

Flight International reports:

A Pratt & Whitney analysis has narrowed the likely cause of a turbine blade crack on the F135 in February to a fault in the casting process, says Bennett Croswell, president of the military engines division. The 4.2mm (0.17in) crack led to a relatively brief fleetwide grounding of the F-35 after it was discovered on 19 February.

Read more: Flight International 12-apr-2013

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