F-35 flies for first time at Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. The F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation, multirole military aircraft is flying for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. The F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation, multirole military aircraft is flying for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow.

The F-35 multirole fighter jet is built by an industry team led by Lockheed Martin and including Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, and BAE Systems.

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“We are incredibly pleased that the U.K. MoD (Ministry of Defence) and U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) have chosen the event to showcase the aircraft,” says Amanda Stainer, commercial director, Farnborough International Ltd. (FIL). “The JSF and F-35 program has seen participation from nine partner countries including the United Kingdom. FIA will provide the perfect venue for many of the global supply chain companies involved in the program to showcase their expertise.”

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“The F-35 Lightning II is one of the most advanced aircraft to be developed for a very long time and will create a great deal of interest at the show,” says FIL Chief Executive Shaun Ormrod.

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