JPO: 'Majority' of F-35 fleet cleared for flight amid ejection seat concerns

By Michael Marrow, Briana Reilly / August 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated with commentary from the Navy regarding the inspection status for the F-35C aircraft.) A "majority" of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet has been cleared for flying operations amid an enterprise-wide review stemming from a potential ejection seat malfunction issue, according to a Joint Program Office spokesman. Meanwhile, officials from the military services are working “in an expeditious manner” to wrap up any outstanding inspections for the fighter aircraft, JPO spokesman and...

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