The U.S. F-35 Joint Program Office has grounded its young fleet of F-35Bs after the failure of a propulsion fueldraulic line during a takeoff attempt last week at Eglin AFB, Fla. The Pentagon’s air worthiness authorities, who have oversight of airspace issues for the integrated test teams at NAS Patuxent River and Edwards AFB, Calif., and Naval Air Systems Command officials, who oversee airspace for the F-35B at Eglin AFB, Fla., and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., made the decision ...
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