The engine retrofit would finally get the F-35 back into a solid pace of flight testing, which has been interrupted since the June 23 fire caused by an catastrophic engine failure in an A model of the Lockheed Martin aircraft just prior to takeoff at Eglin AFB, Florida.
Despite the delay, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Thompson, program executive officer for the KC-46 program, says he is confident the Boeing-led team can deliver the first 18 tankers by August 2017, as required in the contract....More
As more E/A-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft make their way in the fleet, U.S. Navy aviators are starting to extol the capability they see in the jets now – and the potential missions they envision in the fleet’s future....More
The new version, called the 737 MAX 200 and first revealed by Boeing at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show, will seat up to 200, though Ryanair will configure it with seating for 197....More
Despite all the training in the world, there is little that is routine when it comes to flying fighters off carriers. To get to that level, naval aviators must prove they are the best of the best – and yet, even being the best may not be enough....More