In 2014, the then F-35 Program Executive Officer U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan met with employees and management of Quickstep Holdings Limited at their manufacturing facility in Bankstown Airport where high-grade carbon-fibre components are produced for the F-35.
Three of Australia’s full time staff based at the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility at Fort Worth, Texas, took the opportunity to view AU-003, the first Australian F-35A to receive an Australian-made tail. 12/20/2016
Oct. 22, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) F-35 Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) was named "Assembly Plant of the Year" by Assembly Magazine in recognition for the facility's world-class processes to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve quality. Northrop Grumman is the first aerospace company to receive this award.
May 23, 2015 An F-35B on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during morning flight operations. (Credit: SLD)
SLD visit to USMC Air Station Beaufort where the Marines and Brits are training together. June 5, 2015. Pictured in front of RAF F-35B is Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols.
Four U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. V
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sit under cover during their first operational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region Nov. 2, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
NAS Patuxent River (February 5, 2016) Italian F-35 pilot Major Gian Marco D., made aviation history as he piloted an Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) F-35A Lightning II aircraft on the very first trans-Atlantic Ocean crossing of an F-35 aircraft, arriving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., from Cameri Air Base, Italy, on Feb. 5 at 2:24 p.m. EST
U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017.
A pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, signals to a ground crew member after landing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 5.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 8, 2017) The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) transits alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017. The Queen Elizabeth will operate F-35Bs as its main strike asset.
First South Korean F-35A at rollout ceremony at Fort Worth plant, March 28, 2018.
An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 takes off from the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) March 16, 2018, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Lockheed Martin and Royal Australian Air Force maintenance personnel discuss the performance of AU3, Australias first F-35A with 3Fsoftware with pilot Wing Commander Darren Clare Commanding Officer 3 Squadron (RAAF).
Norwegian F-16s in formation flying with F-35s at Ørland Airbase. Credit: Norwegian Ministry of Defence