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Breaking Defense: Air Force’s F-35 Flight Operations to Resume by Year’s End

Breaking Defense: Air Force's F-35 Flight Operations to Resume by Year's End - top government contractors - best government contracting event

F-35 Lightning IIThe U.S. Air Force plans to resume operations of its F-35 joint strike fighter jets by the end of this year after the completion of repairs to the aircraft’s fuel pipes, Breaking Defense reported Friday.

The F-35 Joint Program Office has has said the non-compliant Polyalphaolefin coolant tubes of the Air Force’s 15 operational F-35 jets are undergoing modifications, Colin Clark writes.

Repairs started October 7 and takes roughly three weeks to complete per aircraft.

Flight operations of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35s were suspended in September after an insulation issue on the coolant tubes within the aircraft’s wings was identified.

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