News: Royal International Air Tattoo

  • F-35 Confirmed for 2016

    F-35 Confirmed for 2016

    Royal International Air Tattoo // January 26, 2016
    Visitors to the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford will be the first outside the US to see the stealthy, supersonic aircraft's state-of-the-art capabilities when it displays on all three days of the airshow (July 8-10).
  • F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

    F-35s Return to Limited Flight Operations

    Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. // July 17, 2014
    The 26 Air Force F-35s Lightning II joint strike fighters assigned here returned to limited flight operations July 17 with the approval of commanders and Air Force airworthiness authorities.
  • F-35 Makers Chip in $170M to Shrink Costs

    F-35 Makers Chip in $170M to Shrink Costs

    Defense News // July 12, 2014
    The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) is trying anew to drive cost out of the plane, with industry partners agreeing to spend $170 million on internal research and development (IRAD).
  • Rolls Upgrades Lift System For F-35B Operational Debut

    Rolls Upgrades Lift System For F-35B Operational Debut

    Aviation Week Intelligence Network // June 25, 2014
    Rolls-Royce plans to modify the lift systems on already delivered Lockheed MartinF-35Bs to incorporate changes from flight testing and bring the aircraft up to the configuration required to achieve initial operational capability (IOC) with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2015.
  • Air Tattoo Makes Aviation History

    Air Tattoo Makes Aviation History

    Royal Air Force // May 02, 2014
    Aviation history will be made in the UK this summer when the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II makes its much-anticipated European debut.