Maintenance on the F135 engine of the 5th generation aircraft was performed for the first time at the Propulsion Works Management of the 1st RMV in Cameri, by personnel from the Pratt & Whitney company and AM, with the participation of Leonardo.
The eleven-day replacement activity ended last Friday 21 January.
It involved the replacement of one of the engine modules of the F35 aircraft, the AL-007 aircraft which is currently undergoing maintenance inspection at Cameri’s FACO / MRO & U (Final Assembly and Check-Out / Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade). .
The cycle of activities was carried out for the first time at the Propulsion Works Management of the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Department in Cameri and was completed in a very short time.
The completion of this replacement activity represents the achievement of a fundamental objective for Italy which, as part of the JSF Program, thus becomes the first country to offer, for the aircraft being serviced at its industrial plant, the ability to replacement of a motor module.
Until now, in the event of the need to replace one of the modules of the F135 engine on aircraft under maintenance at FACO / MRO & U, it was necessary to ship the entire propulsion system to the parent company or to another operating site, with obvious increase in costs. operational and logistical, in addition to the risks associated with transport.