Future GE Engine Could Work with F-35B, Study Says


Developing an adaptive engine for the F-35B faces challenges of weight and power offtake requirements.

Credit: U.S. Navy
As a U.S. Defense Department decision looms over the potential use of adaptive engines in the Lockheed Martin F-35, General Electric says a study has concluded the XA100 advanced propulsion system could work in the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing variant. Study undertaken by prime contractors and...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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