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.
Pax River F-35 ITF leaves HMS Queen Elizabeth after 'eclipsing aspirations'  (30 November 2018)
F-35 Lightning jets from the Pax River Integrated Test Force left HMS Queen Elizabeth, Nov. 19, 2018, after eight weeks flying on and off the 65,000-tonne warship, helping to write the 'operator's manual' so the jets can fly from her deck on front-line operations.
NAWCAD Lakehurst Adapts Weapons Loader for F-35B  (19 March 2019)
Team work and co-location at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst resulted in modified Support Equipment that gives the F-35B Lightning II more capability.
NAE Holds Aircraft Sustainment Summit at Naval Postgraduate School  (22 March 2019)
Naval Aviation Enterprise leadership convenes a three-day strategic planning event at the Naval Postgraduate School designed to help better achieve readiness recovery as part of the Navy Sustainment Systems.
Test teams expand F-35B/C refueling envelope  (1 April 2019)
In March, teams from the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force and Edwards Air Force Base, California, completed testing on an improved probe light assembly for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 variants for night refueling.
NAVAIR zeroes in on causes, solutions for physiological episodes  (1 April 2019)
NAVAIR zeroes in on causes, solutions for physiological episodes; With contamination ruled out, elimination efforts advance
NAVAIR, NAE unveil 'I am Naval Aviation' at Sea-Air-Space Expo  (25 April 2019)
Representatives from several NAVAIR program offices will conduct briefings at the Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition May 6-8 at National Harbor, Maryland, Booth 2325.

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