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  • OPINION: Will Lockheed cope with F-35 production rate hike?


    ​A complex global supply chain, unfamiliar structural materials and aircraft systems, a history of supplier bottlenecks and serial breakdowns on the assembly line: are we talking about the Lockheed Martin F-35 or the Boeing 787? Frustratingly, the answer is both.


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  • UK details operational conversion unit plan for F-35


    ​The UK’s future operational conversion unit for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is expected to begin providing...


  • Full ADVENT engine tests meet fuel, heat goals: GE


    The US Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded up to $325 million to GE Aviation to continue working on adaptive...


  • F-35 missed key software testing goals in 2014


    ​A recent report by the US Defense Department’s director operation test and evaluation (DOT&E) finds that the Lockheed...


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  • ANALYSIS: Japan's F-3 fighter pursuit is worth the wait

    News | 28 Jan 2015 11:04

    ​In early January, Japanese defence ministry officials confirmed that their next-generation fighter technology test programme had fallen behind schedule. The advanced technology demonstrator-experimental (ATD-X) is a prototype designed to test the stealth, flight control and propulsion technologies necessary for the nation to create fifth- and eventually sixth-generation air-superiority fighters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Japans-F-3-fighter-pursuit-is-worth-the-wait-408068/
  • UK details operational conversion unit plan for F-35

    News | 26 Jan 2015 17:35 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The UK’s future operational conversion unit for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is expected to begin providing training using five of the stealthy aircraft, the Ministry of Defence has revealed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-details-operational-conversion-unit-plan-for-F-35-408306/
  • OPINION: Will Lockheed cope with F-35 production rate hike?

    News | 23 Jan 2015 12:48

    ​A complex global supply chain, unfamiliar structural materials and aircraft systems, a history of supplier bottlenecks and serial breakdowns on the assembly line: are we talking about the Lockheed Martin F-35 or the Boeing 787? Frustratingly, the answer is both.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Will-Lockheed-cope-with-F-35-production-rate-hike-408248/
  • ANALYSIS: Hurdles ahead as Lockheed works to meet full-rate F-35 production

    News | 22 Jan 2015 15:16 | Dan Parsons

    ​The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an incredibly complex jet fighter. Each jet is hand assembled from about 300,000 parts by more than 1,000 workers at the company's mile-long Fort Worth, Texas, manufacturing facility.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Hurdles-ahead-as-Lockheed-works-to-meet-full-rate-F-35-production-407970/
  • ANALYSIS: F-35 production system evolves ahead of ramp-up

    News | 22 Jan 2015 15:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Mass manufacturing and stealth aircraft have never mixed well. Hundreds of thousands of parts must align at tolerances measured in the thousandths of an inch. A structural misalignment no wider than a few human hairs is enough to make the aircraft shine like a lighthouse in electromagnetic space.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-F-35-production-system-evolves-ahead-of-ramp-up-408008/
  • Full ADVENT engine tests meet fuel, heat goals: GE

    News | 21 Jan 2015 21:24 | Stephen Trimble

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded up to $325 million to GE Aviation to continue working on adaptive cycle engine technology as new data emerges from the ADVENT programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Full-ADVENT-engine-tests-meet-fuel-heat-goals-GE-408182/