Tuesday, July 28, 2009
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – The engine that will power the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter surpassed 12,000 engine test hours as part of the system development and demonstration phase. Added to hours during the concept demonstration program, the F135 engine has more than 15,600 test hours. Pratt & Whitney will deliver the first seven production engines later this year. (Source: Pratt & Whitney, 07/28/09) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is scheduled to host the Joint Strike Fighter Training Center; Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has an operation at Stennis Space Center, Miss.