Feb 25 2013

JSF F-135 engine findings expected this week

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 19:50 onder Global F35 News

Aaron Mehta of Defense News has more news about the grounding of the F-35 after the F-135 engine malfunction last week:

A preliminary report on the engine malfunction that grounded the entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet is expected by Friday, according to a program spokeswoman.”

““We still do not know enough to determine the root cause of the crack or project the actual impact,” Hawn wrote. “We should have initial structural engineering data collected, and associated analysis/recommendation by week’s end (if not earlier).””

““I could foresee the airplane back in the air in the next week or two,” Gen. Chris Bogdan, the JSF program head, told Agence France-Presse in Melbourne. “If it’s more than that, then we have to look at what the risk is to the fleet.”

Read more: Defense News; 25-feb-2013; JSF findings expected this week

Reuters; 23-feb-2013; Initial blade test results expected as early as Wednesday

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