F135 engine testing begins in ASTF
Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine, the powerplant for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is undergoing Initial Flight Release (IFR) altitude qualification testing in Test Cell C-1 in support of attaining approval to begin flight testing. This testing period, which marks the first time an F135 engine has been tested in the center’s Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF), represents a critical transition between the development and qualification phases of the overall F135 program.

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