In a press release, «Lockheed Martin» on July 25 reported that the plant in Fort Worth (Texas) started the final assembly of the 100th and the first F-35 aircraft that was created for the air base in the town Grendeyl flap, pcs . Arizona.
Ordinary plane takeoff and landing (CTOL), recognized as the AF-41, scheduled to arrive at an air base in the coming year. During the final assembly will be completed aircraft design, equipped with electronic and hydraulic systems. In addition, these systems will be tested in the process of testing the fuel system and the engine is running. Before the transfer of the U.S. Air Force plane will take a series of flight tests. AF-41 is one of the 126 F-35 aircraft that are in the current time in various stages of construction.
In June, the U.S. Air Force announced its own decision to increment the number of squadrons at the airbase flap up to 6 units with 144 aircraft, making it the world’s naikrupneyshim airbase F-35. In addition to training pilots USAF airbase flap will serve internationally training center for pilots of F-35A. Currently, the economic effect airbase flap for Arizona is 2.17 billion dollars. With 14 suppliers to the F-35 program there in Arizona, the program will receive additional economic benefit in the amount of 98 million dollars.