3 June 2014
Due to last week’s Air Force F-35A fire, U.S. and UK defense officials plan to issue a joint directive for mandatory inspections of every F-35 engine. This is not expected to impact the F-35’s appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow or the Royal International Air Tattoo, but it likely will prevent the F-35 from participating in a 4 July naming ceremony for a new British aircraft carrier. While not confirmed, a quality issue with an engine part is suspected. (Image Credit: USN)
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