Friday, May 29, 2009

AV Week: Second Engine Could Force F-35 Production Cuts, JSF Head Warns

Graham Warwick at Aviation Week reports "funding development of a second engine from within the existing F-35 budget would cut production by dozens of aircraft and push up program costs," according to program executive General David Heinz.  Heinz worries that funding the F136 would "take 50-80 tails out of the program", pushing up the unit costs up and making the plane less affordable for international partners.  Read it here

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