Worldwide F-35 fleet exceeds 50,000 flight hours

February 11, 2016 3:36 PM

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Worldwide F-35 fleet exceeds 50,000 flight hours

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The global fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft has accumulated over 50,000 flight hours from 12 different locations.

The program's flight hours are divided into two categories, which include Operational flying hours and System Development and Demonstration flight test hours. Operational flying hours make up the bulk of the count, accumulating approximately 37,950 hours with SDD aircraft flying 12,050.

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