Investigators have found six additional fueldraulic lines with manufacturing defects on the Pentagon’s young F-35B fleet, which was grounded Jan. 18 after a takeoff incident at Eglin AFB, Fla. These “non-compliant” units have been removed from aircraft and will be replaced, says Joe Dellavedova, the Pentagon’s F-35 spokesman. Stratoflex, a division of Parker Aerospace, manufactures the fueldraulic lines. They carry fuel rather than traditional hydraulic fluid to enable actuator movements ...


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