Testing On Track for GE Rolls-Royce F136 Engine | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Thu, May 28, 2009

Testing On Track for GE Rolls-Royce F136 Engine

F35 Could Fly With GE/RR Engine In 2 Years

GE Rolls-Royce tells ANN that it has begun Flight Clearance Certification Review, a process that will clear the F136 engine for flight testing in the next several months.

The engine is the alternative to the Pratt and Whitney primary engine slated for use in the F35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter. If the review process goes according to plan, the F136 engine could be flying in an F35 in 2011.

The flight clearance certification reviews will include representatives from the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Government Joint Program Office, the US Air Force and Navy. The review team will evaluate all pre-flight and performance parameters that will lead the F136 engine to be cleared for flight testing. The review team has already conducted two days of detailed technical reviews, which included representatives from Edwards Air Force Base and Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Mark Rhodes, Senior Vice President for the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team, is confident of a successful review.

"Flight certification will be a challenging process but the F136 team will deliver on its commitments to Lockheed Martin and the Joint Program Office as we have demonstrated on all of our major milestones to this point. We have a solid record of on-time, on-budget results and every day we are focused on maintaining that level of performance for our customers," he said.

The program has not been without its troubles. Early in May, the Pentagon cut funding for the alternative engine program for the 4th time, and each time, Congress has restored that funding.

The F35 Lighting Joint Strike Fighter is expected to be the primary combat aircraft for all branches of the US Military as well as numerous allies for decades, and multiple variations of the aircraft are being developed by primary contractor Lockheed Martin.

FMI www.FighterEngineTeam.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.21.18: Bally Bomber At OSH18!, Belite Chipper, CH-53 Deliveries

Also: NATS-Aireon, H135 For US Navy, EmPower STC, Spidertracks-Olympic Aero Services Oshkosh 2018 is ramping up to be an outstanding addition to an aviator’s MUST-SEE list...>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.22.18: Aurora ACUS, Horsefly Delivers, K2 LEO UAS

Also: Aero-TV: Textron's X5-55, InfraDrone App, NASA's Mars Helicopter, Gremlins on Track This month, Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully del>[...]

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18: AMA Expo West Upgrades, UAS IPP, Amazon Snubbed

Also: Drones v Flaming Kites, Sherrif Drones, ALPA Is Watching..., Wichita Aviation Pathway After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’ E-I-C Note: We're tremendously excited to work with EAA agai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC