Pratt & Whitney, F-35 program working to solve engine maintenance backlog after 20 jets grounded

By Aidan Quigley / April 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM
The Air Force has grounded 20 F-35s due to engine issues, leading contractor Pratt & Whitney to take steps to address the engine maintenance backlog at Tinker Air Force Base, OK. Matthew Bromberg, the president of military engines for Pratt & Whitney, said during a Thursday hearing before the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces and readiness subcommittees that F135 engine availability declined in 2020 due to a power module shortage. To address the backlog, the company has...

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