Status of the F135 fix?

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Unread post11 Feb 2015, 07:12

What's the status of the F135 fix? Has it been put in place and what if any restriction are still on the current fleet?
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Unread post11 Feb 2015, 14:50

The last meaty update was from Lt. General Bogdan at the AFA last year. (September) The Audio is available on their website.

http://secure.afa.org/events/Conference ... Bogdan.asp
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Unread post11 Feb 2015, 21:48

bring_it_on wrote:The last meaty update was from Lt. General Bogdan at the AFA last year. (September) The Audio is available on their website.

http://secure.afa.org/events/Conference ... Bogdan.asp


Thank you for that 8)
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Unread post12 Feb 2015, 00:10

No problem. :mrgreen: The AFA Air Warfare Symposium kicks off tomorrow, perhaps we'll see an update.
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Unread post12 Feb 2015, 05:51

Well, hopefully as it's been a while since last update on the F135 fix.... :bang:
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Unread post18 Jun 2015, 22:59

recently completed accelerated mission test (AMT) of a standard F135 which put the engine through 5,200 cycles, or the equivalent of more than seven years of service or around 1,200 combat missions.

http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show- ... way-future
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Unread post20 Jun 2015, 06:20

F-35 Production Hours Continue To Shrink [ALL TEXT HERE: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=27436&p=293264&hilit=Norris#p293264 ]
19 Jun 2015 Guy Norris | Aviation Week & Space Technology

"...Pratt & Whitney says retrofits of the F135 engine to enable unlimited operations in the F-35 are happening faster than originally planned and are on track for completion by early 2016. “What a difference a year makes,” says F135 Senior Vice President Mark Buongiovno, referring to the program’s recovery from an engine failure in 2014 that not only badly damaged an F-35 but temporarily grounded the fleet and prevented the aircraft from making its international debut at last year’s Farnborough Airshow.

The engine maker is simultaneously executing an aggressive production ramp-up that will see output go from the current 60 engines per year to around 200 annually by 2020. The rate of engine builds is slightly higher than that of airframes to accommodate spares. “I want to deliver on my schedule, I want to deliver on my cost, I want to get production ramp-up and deliver on contract. I also want to make the introduction to the world fleet as seamless as possible,” Buongiovno says.

Part of the reason for Pratt’s optimism at Paris was the result of a recently completed accelerated mission test of a standard F135, which put the engine through 5,200 cycles, the equivalent of more than seven years of service, or around 1,200 combat missions. No turbine maintenance was required over the 10-month test, which validates the basic reliability of the design as well as identifies any potential issues before they crop up in service. “That gives us good confidence we will see that sort of life throughout the program,” he adds."

Source: http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-pr ... nue-shrink
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