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Sat, Feb 09, 2008

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.09.08)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"It’s the purpose of the development program to run these kinds of tests and find these problems."

Source: Dan Crowley, Lockheed's executive vice-president for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. A cracked turbine blade in the Pratt & Whitney F135 turbofan destined for installation in the second F-35 joint strike fighter test aircraft has raised new concerns about the JSF program, though the manufacturer maintains a fix is in the works. A similar problem was uncovered during tests on the same engine last year; after that failure, Pratt & Whitney went to work on redesigned turbine blades, slated to come online this summer.

FMI: www.pw.utc.com, www.lockheed.com

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