100th F-35 on the Assembly Line

2013-01-30 According to a Lockheed Martin Press Release:

Assembly of the 100th Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II is well underway at the F-35 production facility here.

Wing of 100th F-35 on the Fort Worth Assembly Line, January 2013. Credit: Lockheed Martin 

F-35 technicians are in the final phase of building the wings that will be installed on the 100th aircraft known as AF-41.

AF-41, a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, is one of more than 89 F-35s in various stages of completion on Lockheed Martin production lines Fort Worth and Marietta, Ga., and supplier locations across the world.

The jet will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force and is slated for pilot training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

For our look at the F-35 wing production approach see the following:

http://www.sldinfo.com/an-update-on-f-35-manufacturing-the-case-of-wing-assembly/

For an update on F-35 production see the following:

http://www.sldinfo.com/shaping-f-35-production-maturity-a-dialogue-with-dr-don-kinard/

 

 

 

 

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