Sat, Feb 09, 2008
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
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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.
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