Lara Seligman

Lara
Seligman
Pentagon Editor,
Aviation Week

As Aviation Week’s Pentagon Editor, Lara Seligman writes about U.S. and international military aviation. Lara began her career as a military reporter covering Navy aviation and shipbuilding for Inside Defense, before moving over to cover the Air Force for Defense News. Prior to moving to the defense beat in 2013, Lara covered Congress and politics, first for National Journal and then for The Hill Newspaper. A Philadelphia native, Lara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Articles
F-35 Unleashed: Paris Flight Demo Displays Warfighting Potential  132
Lockheed Martin hopes to leave behind the F-35’s troubled past and shift the focus to the battlefield. The Paris display may not silence the critics, but it certainly changed the conversation.
Gardner Aerospace Finalizes Sale to China’s SLMR
Airbus supplier Gardner Aerospace has completed its sale to Ligeance Investments Ltd., a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Chinese firm Shaanxi Ligeance Mineral Resources, according to a company press release.
Podcast: What's Hot (Literally) at the Paris Air Show
From the F-35’s first Paris aerial display, the emergence of Asian players, the potential end of the A380 program . . . and a few tidbits on Boeing’s new midsize airplane, listen in to a lively debate as our team on the ground discuss the main events at the Paris Air Show. 
Pratt's F135 Upgrade Plan Keeps Eye On The Future 
​Pratt & Whitney is framing its F135 upgrade effort as the first step in a long-term roadmap for fighter propulsion based on adaptive technology.
U.S. Air Force Works To Rebuild Confidence in F-35 Oxygen System
The Air Force initially surveyed the pilots at Luke AFB to understand their concerns; it then began educating them on the details of the F-35’s onboard oxygen generation system in order to begin rebuilding confidence at the wing.
Luke F-35s To Resume Flying, With Temporary Restrictions 3
The U.S. Air Force F-35s at an Arizona Air Force base will be back in the skies starting June 21 after an 11-day pause, although the service has instated a temporary flight restriction following a spate of hypoxia-like cockpit incidents.
F-35s To Resume Flying at Luke, With Temporary Restrictions 
The U.S. Air Force F-35s at an Arizona Air Force base will be back in the skies starting June 21 after an 11-day pause, although the service has instated a temporary flight restriction following a spate of hypoxia-like cockpit incidents.
Pratt's F135 Upgrade Plan Keeps Eye On The Future 
​Pratt & Whitney is framing its F135 upgrade effort as the first step in a long-term roadmap for fighter propulsion based on adaptive technology.
USAF Works To Rebuild Confidence In F-35 Oxygen System 
The U.S. Air Force is taking steps to rebuild pilots’ confidence in the F-35’s oxygen system at an Arizona Air Force base as the aircraft remains grounded through at least June 20.
F-35 Demo Pilot: Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation' 195
Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn says the flight demonstration is carefully scripted to highlight the kinematic capabilities of the F-35A, particularly its slow-speed handling qualities.
T-45 Student Pilots To Fly Again After Hypoxia-like Incidents 
The vice chief of naval operations expects U.S. Navy student pilots grounded for months due to a spate of hypoxia-like cockpit incidents in the T-45 trainer will return to flight in the next few weeks.
For Pilots Starved Of Oxygen, Cobham's Breathing Sensor Could Help  31
As the Pentagon struggles to determine what’s behind a spike in hypoxia-like cockpit incidents across several U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force fleets, Cobham believes it may have a groundbreaking new method of pinpointing the root cause.
How F-22 Is Deconflicting U.S.-Russia Operations Over Syria  115
One Raptor pilot details the crucial role the stealth fighter played in deconflicting operations in the weeks after U.S. airstrikes on Shayrat.
F-35As Still Grounded At Luke AFB After Hypoxia Reports  1
U.S. Air Force F-35As at Luke AFB, Arizona, are still temporarily grounded as a government-industry team works to find the root cause of five incidents of hypoxia-like symptoms on the new fighter in the last month.
Trump Defense Budget Gives U-2 New Lease On Life  1
Lockheed is planning a series of sensor upgrades to keep the Dragon Lady relevant through 2045.
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