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2011-04-04 15:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights.

2011-03-31 12:00:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's F119 engine powering the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor, successfully reached its first hot section full-life capability of 4,325 total accumulated cycles (TACs), during a recent mission at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

2011-03-15 16:37:00

STRATFORD, Conn., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator team has been named the winner of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America.

2011-02-28 13:32:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's F135 conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) production engine powered the successful first flight of a production F-35 aircraft on Friday, Feb. 25.

2011-02-25 17:05:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first production model of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II made its inaugural flight today in preparation for delivery to the U.S. Air Force this spring.

2011-02-24 09:04:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan "Al" Norman, a veteran Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) experimental test pilot, was recently named Chief Test Pilot for the F-35 Lightning II program. Norman replaces former F-35 Chief Test Pilot Jon Beesley, who retired Jan. 31.

2011-02-14 15:42:00

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lt. Cmdr. Eric "Magic" Buus on Friday became the first United States Navy pilot to fly the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35C Lightning II. The F-35C will operate from the U.S.

2011-01-03 09:00:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has achieved initial service release (ISR) for the short take off and vertical landing variant (STOVL) F135 engine, marking another major milestone.

2010-12-20 10:21:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine has surpassed 20,000 test hours as it completes the ground development and demonstration phase of the program.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.