Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.
These so-called “electromagnetic hazard” evaluations – which took place mid-month at Airbus’ Clément Ader facility in… Continue reading
An F-35C Lightning II, on a nighttime test flight, cuts through the skies over the Atlantic Test Ranges Jan. 23. Marine Corps test pilot Maj. C. R. Clift flew CF-5 for almost an hour, completing evaluation of the aircraft’s… Continue reading
Building on the F-35’s weapons testing momentum in 2012, the F-35 integrated test force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River completed a weapons ejection milestone for the Lightning II carrier variant on Nov. 28.
CF-2, the second F-35C test aircraft,… Continue reading
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today offered congratulations to the United States Marine Corps for the stand-up and dedication of its first operational squadron of F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
Tom Hartmann, Rolls-Royce, Senior… Continue reading
“Lightning 8” is signing off, at least for now.
The senior F-35 military test pilot who ensured the safe execution of flight test from the delivery of the first F-35B in 2009 and sea trials on USS Wasp (LHD 1)… Continue reading
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II flight test program continues to make progress during the first four months of 2012. In March, the program completed 123 test flights totaling 223 flight hours, setting a record for the most System Development and… Continue reading
Two Lockheed Martin F-35As, AF-10 and AF-11, along with two F-16 chase aircraft, are poised for takeoff to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday morning. They officially arrived at the base at 1:19 p.m. CDT today. On Friday, the F-35… Continue reading
The signing of formal acceptance documents for the jet, known as AF-7, took place at… Continue reading
MARIETTA, Ga., July 28th, 2010 — Officials at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facility here formally announced the start of F-35 Lightning II center wing production operations at the plant during a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.
Actual center wing assembly… Continue reading
Fokker Landing Gear signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Goodrich Corporation to introduce PMC landing gear drag braces for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW, July 19, 2010 â€“ On the 28th of May 2010, Fokker Landing Gear signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) to introduce polymer matrix composite (PMC) landing gear drag braces for the Lockheed Martin F-35… Continue reading
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 7th, 2010 — The ninth Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter entered flight testing on Tuesday, becoming the second test jet to fly with the next-generation avionics package that will populate all operational… Continue reading
BAe Systems Readiness and Sustainment Agreement For Australian F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
NEWCASTLE, Australia â€“ Lockheed Martin has selected BAE Systems Australia as its Australian partner for readiness and sustainment support for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter combat aircraft.
The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today as… Continue reading