NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:15:17 GMT ITF team nears historic testing with HMS Queen Elizabeth http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6924 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) is nearing another milestone as they prepare to embark two F-35Bs on board the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for First of... Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:44:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6924 Pax River ITF to conduct first-time trials onboard partner nation’s carrier http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6908 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — After years of partnership within the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, U.S. and United Kingdom team members from the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) eagerly anticipate the First of Class... Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:11:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6908 UK’s HMS Queen Elizabeth Ship’s crew finally meet the F-35B http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6826 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Members of the flying control and flight deck control teams aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), flagship of the Royal Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers, visited Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland this... Tue, 22 May 2018 16:19:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6826 F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6788 CRYSTAL CITY, Va. — The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. “Completing F-35 SDD flight test is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication from the... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:42:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6788 Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6741 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Maj. Robert Guyette, the test pilot who last year led the team of engineers in resolving mission critical deficiencies with the F-35 helmet mounted display, was honored as the Test Pilot of... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:32:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6741 PHOTO RELEASE: Italian F-35B lands at Pax River http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6731 The first F-35B assembled outside of the U.S. landed at NAS Patuxent River on Jan. 31 after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in northern Italy. The flight follows the Italian Ministry of Defense's acceptance of the aircraft... Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:41:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6731 F-35 Pax River ITF expands expeditionary envelope for USMC http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6724 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team brings the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B one step closer to initial operational test and evaluation as they wrap up testing of the F-35B STOVL envelope... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:16:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6724 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