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STOVL and conventional flight
F-35 Lightning II
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More than a dozen critical systems from Goodrich Corporation are on board the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B Lightning II, currently
demonstrating supersonic and other flight modes at the Naval
Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. Goodrich technology on
board the F-35 will be featured at the Farnborough Airshow;
visit the company's pavilion outside OE4, located between
hall 1 and chalet rows A and B.
Major Goodrich systems specific to the STOVL variant include propulsion system LiftFan™ components such as an electrothermal ice protection system, a low maintenance drive shaft that transmits full engine power to the LiftFan vane box, and advanced carbon composites in the clutch that engages the LiftFan. Other STOVL-specific subsystems include the three-bearing swivel door uplock, and an advanced titanium landing gear designed for unique STOVL requirements.
For all three F-35 variants – STOVL, carrier variant and conventional takeoff/landing, Goodrich supplies a number of systems including the SmartProbe™ air data system, weapons bay door drive system, landing gear system and its integration, fuel quantity and engine sensors, and actuation systems. Production takes place at Goodrich facilities in F-35 partner nations Australia, Canada, the UK and U.S.