Monday, July 20, 2009

War of Words Erupts Over F-35 Engines

Aviation Week journalist Guy Norris writes about the upcoming battles in the House and Senate over whether to fund the alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. He also aptly discusses the time and cost considerations of developing two separate engines for the aircraft. Norris interviewed Warren Boley, Pratt & Whitney vice president for F135 programs, who discussed Pratt & Whitney’s successes with the F135 engine powering the F-35 Lightning II flight test program. Boley also discussed cost saving plans for the F135 engine program. "We know what the F-35 Joint Program Office needs, and we know we can get it because we did it on the F119."Read the whole article and let us know what you think.

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