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F-35’s 15,000 flying hours milestone

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 16, 2014
The F-35 fleet has flown more than 15,000 flight hours. (Lockheed Martin)
The F-35 fleet has flown more than 15,000 flight hours. (Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin has announced that the F-35 Lightning II fleet recently passed the 15,000 flying hours milestone.

The F-35’s prime contractor says as of April 7 operational F-35s had flown a total of 8,050 flight hours, while SDD development aircraft had accrued 7.123 flights hours.

“In another clear sign of program maturation, reliability metrics are trending upward as the operations tempo picks up and recently, 60 F-35 sorties were flown in one day,” said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for F-35 Test & Verification.

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  • paul davis

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    And can’t even do one pass at an airshow.Yep right on track.

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F-35’s 15,000 flying hours milestone

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 16, 2014
The F-35 fleet has flown more than 15,000 flight hours. (Lockheed Martin)
The F-35 fleet has flown more than 15,000 flight hours. (Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin has announced that the F-35 Lightning II fleet recently passed the 15,000 flying hours milestone.

The F-35’s prime contractor says as of April 7 operational F-35s had flown a total of 8,050 flight hours, while SDD development aircraft had accrued 7.123 flights hours.

“In another clear sign of program maturation, reliability metrics are trending upward as the operations tempo picks up and recently, 60 F-35 sorties were flown in one day,” said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for F-35 Test & Verification.

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  • paul davis

    says:

    And can’t even do one pass at an airshow.Yep right on track.

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