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F35 Horizontal Tails pass the structural test

Structural testing of the F-35 horizontal tails for all three variants is now complete, proving the tails are structurally sound for up 24,000 hours of flying, the equivalent to three lifetimes of the aircraft. Testing began in 2008 and was completed, ahead of schedule in June 2014.  Two types of testing were completed, static and fatigue testing.  Static ...

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F-35 and Carrier Integration: A test pilot's perspective

F-35 test pilot Pete Kosogorin reveals how our simulation facilities are playing a crucial role integrating the F-35B aircraft with the HMS Queen Elizabeth Class CarrierA dedicated simulation facility at our site in Lancashire is allowing pilots and engineers to ‘fly’ the F-35B short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft to and from the deck of the Quee...

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