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PAX BF-01 Holdup 231109

Unread postPosted: 24 Nov 2009, 03:49
by neptune
DOD Buzz By Colin Clark article; BF-01, there was a fuel problem Tuesday at Patuxent. They found a problem with a fuel shutoff valve. They decided the aircraft cannot fly with this and need to change the valve. That requires engine removal. Engine inlet rake was going to stop them before they could finish all 14 flights to VL, they decided to do it concurrent with the engine R/R. Additionally the aircraft will undergo the removal and replacement of the transparency removal system (TRS) detonation cord which is bonded to the canopy. Maintenance for both is a 10-to-12 day operation. Additionally, maintainers will take advantage of the down-time to perform other maintenance on the jet. Return to flight is planned for the week of Dec. 7. Time is getting short for the build down for vertical landing, this year. :(

RE: PAX BF-01 Holdup 231109

Unread postPosted: 24 Nov 2009, 15:59
by bjr1028
231109? Did it get a BuNo?

RE: PAX BF-01 Holdup 231109

Unread postPosted: 24 Nov 2009, 16:00
by bjr1028
Scratch that. Date with day before month.