Air Force F-35s resume operations following ejection seat concerns

By Briana Reilly / August 15, 2022 at 12:46 PM
All of the Air Force's F-35s "have resumed normal operations," a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense today, after concerns tied to a potentially defective ejection seat component prompted a fleetwide stand-down and review. The update comes nearly a month after the F-35 Joint Program Office mandated the inspection of the fighter aircraft’s seat initiator cartridges, which help propel a pilot’s seat from a plane in an emergency. The July 19 directive set a 90-day window for those inspections across...

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