P&W's F135 Engine Exceeds 20,000 Hours

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Unread post15 Feb 2012, 04:10

P&W's F135 Engine Exceeds 20,000 Hours Powering the F-35 14 Feb 2012

http://www.asdnews.com/news-40979/P&W_s ... e_F-35.htm

"Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine – exclusively powering Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II – exceeded 20,000 total engine hours while powering the fleet of F-35 flight test aircraft, including 17,700 ground test hours and 2,500 flight test hours. This marks yet another milestone for Pratt & Whitney and its partners. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"The F135-powered F-35 had an extraordinary 2011 in flight test, completing nearly 1,000 flights and powering the successful STOVL shipboard trials, and it is on track for an even better 2012," said Bennett Croswell, president of Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney...."
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Unread post15 Feb 2012, 05:24

:applause: TEG
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