Honeywell urges Pratt & Whitney to share F-35 engine data or risk costly maintenance and reduced reliability
Unless RTX's Pratt & Whitney collaborates in sharing engine upgrade-related data with industry by the end of the year, there is a risk of encountering recurrent issues in engine performance, Honeywell has told Shephard. These challenges are likely to mirror the problems that contributed to diminished reliability and a failure to meet established standards in the F-35 engine in 2008.
The issue revolves around the Power and Thermal Management System (PTMS) and the Enhanced Power and Cooling System (EPACS), both vying to provide improved power and cooling solutions for the F-35 fighter.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a
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