Friday, March 1st, 2013
Following engineering analysis of the turbine blade which developed a crack, F-35 flight operations have been cleared to resume. This decision concludes a cautionary flight suspension that began on Feb. 21 after a 0.6 inch crack was found on a 3rd stage turbine blade of a test aircraft at the Edwards Air Force Base F-35 Integrated Test Facility during a routine inspection. Comprehensive tests on the blade were conducted at the Pratt & Whitney facility in Middletown, Connecticut. The engine ... Read more
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Lorne Gunter interviews Stephen O’Bryan, Lockheed Martin Vice-President of Business Development for the F-35 program, on the Charles Adler show on Sun News.
Monday, July 16th, 2012
Marine Lt. Col. David Berke, commanding officer for the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, taxis in from completing the 100th F-35 Lightning II sortie at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., July 11, 2012. The 33 FW’s 100 flights completed include 74 F-35A sorties and F-35B sorties. Current flying operations at the wing consist of Marine and Air Force fighter pilots checking out in the F-35 variants for each service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Karen Roganov)
From Eglin Air Base ... Read more
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., April 18, 2012.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Wednesday. The test aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, were piloted by Navy Cdr. Eric Buus and Marine Corps Lt. Col. Matt Taylor, respectively. The mission tested flying qualities of the aircraft while taking off, landing and flying in formation for more than one hour.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and ... Read more