JET PARTS DELIVERED TO TEXAS WING SURFACE MADE IN PALMDALE.
Byline: Daily News
PALMDALE - The first set of two flaperons, constructed at the Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. Palmdale plant for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, were delivered to the company's Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States, and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. , facility.
The flaperon flap·er·on
A control surface on an aircraft wing functioning both as a flap and as an aileron.
[flap + (ail)eron.] is an aerodynamic surface that increases the wing's lift during takeoff and landing - like a traditional flap - and also is used as an aileron aileron: see airfoil; airplane. for roll control.
The Palmdale plant is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of the control surfaces, fixed edges and radomes for all three F-35 versions: conventional takeoff and landing, short takeoff/vertical landing and carrier. The control surface will be installed on the first aircraft in Fort Worth.
The F-35 control surfaces and edges are designed to be precision lightweight parts that will be interchangeable and replaceable on each version, avoiding costly modifications.
A total of 23 F-35s will be produced for testing under the current system development and demonstration phase.
Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 in conjunction with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.
The Lockheed Martin X-35A joint strike fighter prototype is shown in this handout. Lockheed Martin is developing F-35 fighters with new aerodynamics aerodynamics, study of gases in motion. As the principal application of aerodynamics is the design of aircraft, air is the gas with which the science is most concerned. and interchangeable parts.