Naval Air Systems Command Story Archive

F-35B Jets Join Forces with British Aircraft Carrier to Make History  (2 October 2018)
This week the first F-35 Lightning fighter jets landed on the deck of the United Kingdom's new aircraft carrier making history and marking the beginning of more than half-a-century of 'Carrier Strike' operations.
Additive Manufacturing, Collaboration Keep T-6Bs Flying  (11 October 2018)
The recent delivery of 15 T-6B Texan II dorsal assembly ribs in a matter of weeks is an example of how quickly stakeholders can increase readiness through collaboration and innovation.
F-35 ITF conducts first Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth  (15 October 2018)
The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing was carried out with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The UK is the only nation currently planning to use the maneuver, which will allow jets to land onboard with heavier loads
F-35B Finishes Initial Testing aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth  (19 October 2018)
On Oct. 16, British sailors and members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force completed a successful opening phase of the First of Class Flight Trials being conducted this fall aboard the United Kingdom's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen.
NAVAIR, NAVSUP teams win Navy hiring challenge  (13 November 2018)
Two teams from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) won a Navy-wide hiring challenge at a summit here Nov. 7 for their innovative ideas to reduce the hiring cycle time to 45 days or fewer.

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