ebj1248650
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F-35 Program Status

Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:48 pm

What is the current status of the F-35 program? I've seen photos of only one prototype (pre-production model) and am curious as to whether a second or third has flown and how flight testing is progressing.
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Oroka
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RE: F-35 Program Status

Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:48 pm

After a few glitches, the F-35A is back doing flight tests, about 2 a week. The F-35B is under final construction and expected first flight is the summer 2008, the F-35C should have passed its major design review and expected first flight is 2009.
 
Arniepie
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RE: F-35 Program Status

Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:21 pm

Good article here

http://www.star-telegram.com/business/story/260759.html/

Only 1 airplane to date which was 5 months grounded after only 18 testflights and a serious software malfunction.
Hopefully back on track after modifications
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checksixx
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RE: F-35 Program Status

Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:39 pm

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Thread starter):
What is the current status of the F-35 program?

Its active.

Quoting Oroka (Reply 1):
After a few glitches, the F-35A is back doing flight tests, about 2 a week.

It's flying again?? When did this happen??
 
ebj1248650
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RE: F-35 Program Status

Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:08 pm

Thanks for the updates.
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