U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) found that damage to an F-35A that caught fire last year after a catastrophic engine mishap totaled more than $50 million. With such damage, “It is likely parts will be returned to the F-35 spares inventory as appropriate,” says F-35 Joint Program Office spokesman Joe Dellavedova. “Other components of the aircraft will be evaluated for potential reuse in other aircraft or training systems.” The F-35A, part of ...

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