29 Jul '14, 9pm

Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted: The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint... #airforce

Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted: The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint... #airforce

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official. Speed restrictions were relaxed late last week from Mach 0.9 to Mach 1.6, while maneuverability restrictions were increased slightly from 3 Gs to 3.2, the official said. Other restrictions remain, however, including borescope inspections of the front fan section of each F135 engine every three hours. The restrictions are the result of a June 23 fire that severely damaged an F-35A model and led to the Pentagon grounding the fleet for a time while the cause of the problem was discovered. On July 15, the Pentagon allowed the plane to begin flying again within limited parameters. Those restrictions are limiting the ability of the services to fully test and evaluate the planes, meanin...

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