Tuesday, July 15, 2014

F-35 to fly with limits

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for the F-35 fighter, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week. The Pentagon said Tuesday that Navy and Air Force officials approved the flight resumption on Monday but imposed restrictions that will remain in effect until the cause of a June 23 engine fire is corrected. The entire fleet of nearly 100 planes, built by Lockheed Martin and powered by a single Pratt and Whitney F136 engines, was grounded after the fire at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: AP via ABC, The Hill, Reuters, 07/15/14)