Monday, March 28, 2011

Faulty F-35 procedure fixed

Faulty maintenance procedures caused the in-flight failure of the engine generators on an F-35, the program office said. Those procedures have now been revised, and the entire fleet of F-35s has been cleared to resume flight operations. The problem was found in a test flight earlier this month in California in an F-35 with an alternate generator configuration. (Source: Defense News, 03/25/11) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.