Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
Pratt & Whitney JSF119 Engine Performs Flawlessly
During First Flight of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., October 24, 2000 -- Pratt & Whitney's
JSF119 engine met or exceeded all performance requirements
today powering the first flight of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike
Fighter concept demonstrator. The airplane took off at 9:06 a.m.
Pacific time from the Palmdale, Calif., test site and landed at
Edwards Air Force Base.

"All members of the Lockheed Martin JSF Team and the Pratt &
Whitney employees who helped make this event happen can be
very proud of this tremendous success," said Steve Finger, Presi-
dent, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. "This is the second version
of our JSF119 engine to take flight. Either version of the JSF119
will provide affordable and dependable propulsion for the Joint Strike
Fighter selected to enter into Engineering and Manufacturing

Bob Cea, Vice President, JSF119 Programs, stated, "in keeping
with the fine tradition of F119 flawless flights, Lockheed Martin
JSF119-611 performed exceptionally well in first flight. We are proud
to have contributed to this significant milestone and are confident that
we will continue to have successful flights on both programs."

"An awesome aircraft," was the way Lockheed Martin X-35 test pilot
Tom Morgenfeld described his first flight. "The performance, sheer
power and responsiveness were exactly what our engineers pre-

Pratt & Whitney has developed, built and tested six JSF119 engines
for the Lockheed Martin JSF team since the beginning of the JSF
Concept Demonstrator phase in 1996. The JSF119 is a derivative of
the highly successful F119 engine that powers the U.S. Air Force's
F-22 Raptor.

The X-35A is one of two concept demonstrators Lockheed Martin is
building to demonstrate the design concepts to be used for the
operational Joint Strike Fighter. It will demonstrate conventional
takeoff and landing (CTOL) for the U. S. Air Force and then will be
converted to the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) con-
figuration to demonstrate those capabilities for the U. S. Marine
Corps and the United Kingdom Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
The X-35B, expected to fly later this year, will demonstrate the
carrier version (CV) capabilities for the U. S. Navy.

Pratt & Whitney also powers the competing Boeing Joint Strike
Fighter demonstrator aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, is a world leader
in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space
propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.