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The fire erupted in the aft section of the aircraft, according to a US Air Force statement. The pilot immediately shutdown the engine and escaped unharmed.
The aircraft is assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, which trains F-35 A/B/C Lightning II pilot and maintainer, for the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force.
The incident comes nearly two weeks after a Russian Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter prototype caught fire, as it descented for landing.
On June 13, F-35 test flights were temporarily halted for inspections of an oil flow management valve fitting inside the engine.
The Air Force variant F-35A is targeted to achieve Initial Operational Capability in August 2016.
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Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft (MSN3) has completed hot weather testing in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The tests checked the engines and aircraft systems at temperatures reaching above 40 degree.
The aircraft was flight and ground tested, including heat soak tests. The airplane was left on the ground in the sun for several hours and checks later performed on various cooling systems.
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The engine fire was later traced to Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) in the PW1500G engine.
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|One of two Trident II D5 missiles tested onJune 2. Photo: U.S. Navy|
U.S. Navy’s Lockheed Martin built submarine launched Trident II D5 ballistic missile have achieved 150 successful test flights.
|Iraqi F-16 photo:Lockheed Martin|
“Iraq joins 27 other nations around the world who depend on the F-16 Fighting Falcon to maintain peace and security,” said Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
This year, F-16 Fighting Falcon celebrates 40 years of evolution, with more than 4,540 aircraft delivered, and production is expected to run through 2017.
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Bombardier said the sudden loss of power and uncontained failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW1500G Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine on the Bombardier CSeries test aircraft has been traced to the low pressure turbine (LPT).
An F-35 flew in formation with two RAF Eurofighter Typhoons for the first time, over the skies of Edwards Air Force Base, California.
The flight performed their first airborne linking, during the interoperability testing to ensure the interoperability of the platforms and allows any refinements for a successful future joint missions.
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Scientists from Australian Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology along with colleagues from the United Nations’ Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) and Geoscience