Edwards Air Force Base

F-35C (U.S.Navy/Getty Images)

Heat, Not Fatigue, Blamed For Cracked Fighter Jet Engine Blade

Heat was the cause of a cracked blade in an engine on an F-35 fighter jet that prompted the entire fleet to be briefly grounded last month, manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said Wednesday.

03/06/2013

F35B Lightning (Handout/Getty Images)

Engine Crack Grounds Pentagon F-35s; Pratt Is Evaluating

A jet engine turbine is being shipped from Edwards Air Force Base in California to Middletown, so Pratt and Whitney can evaluate the cause of a crack in an Air Force F-35 fighter engine for the discovered on Tuesday.

02/22/2013

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