NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:31:51 GMT F-35 Lightning II worldwide fleet exceeds 50,000 flying hours http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6184 ARLINGTON, Va. — F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating at 12 different locations worldwide surpassed the 50,000 flight hour mark this month. The first flight hour was achieved by an F-35B aircraft, BF-01, June 1, 2008. The 25,000 flight hour milestone occurred in... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:47:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6184 Photo Release: F-35C Lightning II completes first carrier launch http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5769 PACIFIC OCEAN -- The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter completes its first carrier launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Nov. 4. The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force is... Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:04:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5769 First F-35C lands aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carrier http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5766 USS NIMITZ, AT SEA -- The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego. Navy test pilot Cmdr.... Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5766 British F-35 maintainer receives prestigious honor http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5467 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A member of the Royal Air Force assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River was recently appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). At a May 21... Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:13:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5467 U.K. test pilot completes first F-35B vertical landing http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5373 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - Royal Air Force Squadron Leader James Schofield completed the first vertical landing by a United Kingdom military test pilot May 28, 2013 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Schofield flew F-35B... Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:49:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5373 Photo: F-35B successfully completes AIM-120 separation http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5301 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – On March 26, the F-35B Lightning II became the first F-35 variant to complete airborne weapons separations on three different munitions, the most of any model. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Michael... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:54:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5301 LIGHTNING UP THE NIGHT: Night vision view of F-35C Lightning II test aircraft http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5247 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – An F-35C Lightning II, on a nighttime test flight, cuts through the skies over the Atlantic Test Ranges Jan. 23. Marine Corps test pilot Maj. C. R. Clift flew CF-5 for almost... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:53:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5247 Photo: First dual aerial refueling for the F-35C http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5243 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - Two F-35 Lightning II carrier variants completed an aerial refueling for the first time Jan. 18. Test pilots Navy Lt. Christopher Tabert and Dan Canin of Lockheed Martin flew CF-1 and CF-2... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:51:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5243 Photo: Arrival of last F-35C completes Patuxent River complement of Lightning II aircraft http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5218 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Aircraft CF-5, flown by Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks, takes off from the F-35 Lightning II manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 11. The aircraft, which arrived here... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5218 Photo: F-35B achieves milestone flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5216 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Marine Corps test pilot Maj. C. R. Clift flies BF-1 on a short take off and vertical landing mode mission, Dec. 7. The flight marked the 1,000th developmental test flight for the... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5216 New program executive for F-35 Lightning II office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5208 ARLINGTON, Va. – With a commitment to building on his predecessor’s foundation, a new leader took charge of the F-35 Lightning II program office at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 6. A veteran of another complex defense acquisition program, the Air Force’s... Thu, 06 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5208 F-35B completes second airborne weapons separation<br>Lightning II executes first drop of a 500-pound GBU-12 http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5204 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force (ITF) accomplished another significant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take off and vertical landing variant... Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5204 F-35C Lightning II hits weapons testing milestone<br>CF-2 completes initial pit drop testing http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5201 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Building on the F-35’s weapons testing momentum in 2012, the F-35 integrated test force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River completed a weapons ejection milestone for the Lightning II carrier variant on... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5201 Photo: Second production-level F-35B arrives at Patuxent River<br>BF-18 temporarily adds to test fleet http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5187 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert taxis BF-18, a production-level F-35B variant of the Lightning II, after arrival Nov. 8. BF-18 temporarily adds to the complement of F-35B and F-35C test aircraft... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5187 F-35 leadership visits NAS Patuxent River test force: Air Force Maj. Gen. Bogdan continues tour of F-35 facilities http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5178 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II program and his deputy visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s integrated test force Nov. 7, part of a series of similar tours around... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5178 Photo: A generation of naval aviation<br>The F-35B Lightning II with the NU-1B Otter http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5158 F-35B Lightning II with the NU-1B Otter | a generation of naval aviation photoNAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The future of fixed-wing naval aviation flies with Navy's oldest aircraft. Marine Corps Maj. C. R. Clift performs a... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5158 Photo Release: First production-level F-35B arrives at NAS Patuxent River http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5140 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - BF-17, part of the third lot of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP 3) F-35B Lightning II aircraft, arrives at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Oct. 4. BF-17 will temporarily add to... Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5140 Photo Release: F-35B aircraft test flight with AIM-9X Sidewinder http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5131 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert flies F-35B aircraft BF-3 with inert AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles Sept. 19 over the Atlantic Test Ranges. The test flight evaluated airplane structural loads and flying qualities... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5131 Photo Release: F-35C aircraft in formation http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5119 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – F-35 test pilots Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks and Peter Kosogorin of BAE fly CF-1 and CF-2 during a formation flying qualities test Sept. 5 in the Atlantic Test Ranges. Testing formation... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5119 F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5113 EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully completed a major prerequisite test for in-flight performance Aug. 15. BF-2 completed the first air starts, which test the... Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5113