AX-5 First Flight

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 06:17

http://alert5.com/2017/06/13/ax-5-just- ... ver-japan/
AX-5 take-off

http://alert5.com/2017/06/13/watch-the-landing-of-ax-5/
AX-5 landing

Apparently with little fanfare, the first Japanese assembled F-35A has taken first flight, yesterday 12Jun17. Little has been announced at this time.


https://www.f35.com/news/detail/first-j ... agoya-faco

First Japanese-Assembled F-35A Components Mate at Nagoya FACO
Nagoya, Japan // December 15, 2015


The first F-35A Lightning II aircraft began its assembly today at the Nagoya, Japan, F-35 Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) facility. The aircraft, designated AX-5, has officially begun the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together to form the aircraft’s structure. F-35A AX-5, the first Lightning II aircraft slated to be assembled in Japan, will complete its assembly in the Electronic Mate and Assembly Station (EMAS) and roll out of the factory for delivery in 2017.

The first four Japan F-35As, aircraft AX-1 through AX-4, are in various stages of production at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The first, F-35A aircraft AX-1 is expected to deliver in 2016.
The remaining 38 F-35As in Japan’s Foreign Military Sale (FMS) program of record of 42 aircraft, will be assembled and delivered in country from the Nagoya FACO. Lockheed Martin and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) are working together to complete the Nagoya facilities and install the remaining equipment and tooling required to assemble and deliver F-35A aircraft from the Japan assembly line. Lockheed is also providing technical assistance and workforce training. Additionally, the US Department of Defense selected the Nagoya FACO in 2014 for the North Asia-Pacific regional heavy airframe Maintenance Repair Overhaul & and Upgrade (MROU) facility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apvy2hZJJ1M

Published on Jun 6, 2017
The first F-35A assembled in Japan, AX-5 “79-8705”, was unveiled out of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility on Jun. 5.

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Unread post14 Jun 2017, 03:04

neptune wrote:http://alert5.com/2017/06/13/ax-5-just-went-airborne-first-f-35a-to-fly-over-japan/
AX-5 take-off

http://alert5.com/2017/06/13/watch-the-landing-of-ax-5/
AX-5 landing

Apparently with little fanfare, the first Japanese assembled F-35A has taken first flight, yesterday 12Jun17. Little has been announced at this time.


https://www.f35.com/news/detail/first-j ... agoya-faco

First Japanese-Assembled F-35A Components Mate at Nagoya FACO
Nagoya, Japan // December 15, 2015


The first F-35A Lightning II aircraft began its assembly today at the Nagoya, Japan, F-35 Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) facility. The aircraft, designated AX-5, has officially begun the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together to form the aircraft’s structure. F-35A AX-5, the first Lightning II aircraft slated to be assembled in Japan, will complete its assembly in the Electronic Mate and Assembly Station (EMAS) and roll out of the factory for delivery in 2017.

The first four Japan F-35As, aircraft AX-1 through AX-4, are in various stages of production at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The first, F-35A aircraft AX-1 is expected to deliver in 2016.
The remaining 38 F-35As in Japan’s Foreign Military Sale (FMS) program of record of 42 aircraft, will be assembled and delivered in country from the Nagoya FACO. Lockheed Martin and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) are working together to complete the Nagoya facilities and install the remaining equipment and tooling required to assemble and deliver F-35A aircraft from the Japan assembly line. Lockheed is also providing technical assistance and workforce training. Additionally, the US Department of Defense selected the Nagoya FACO in 2014 for the North Asia-Pacific regional heavy airframe Maintenance Repair Overhaul & and Upgrade (MROU) facility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apvy2hZJJ1M

Published on Jun 6, 2017
The first F-35A assembled in Japan, AX-5 “79-8705”, was unveiled out of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility on Jun. 5.

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Japan Air Force personnel was too busy witnessing history happening in the Bay Area.

The true reason i guess is just the japanese press is simply more objective and mature and decided to not fall for the false, populist and sensationalist title against the F35.

They know they just built 2 birds of the best breed available today.
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Unread post21 Jun 2017, 17:35

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Post20 Jun 2017 16:26

Tuesday, 20 June 2017:
F-35A.
79-8705.
JASDF.

12:40, emergency landed, at Prefectural Nagoya AP, Aichi Prefecture.

30 minutes after it took off, for second test flight.
During flight, warning device activated.

First domestic built F-35.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews ... 4-ann-soci

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