Pratt To Reduce F-35 Engine Cost

Pratt & Whitney will reduce the unit recurring flyaway (URF) cost of the F135 engine by 3% over a three-year ordering period for Lockheed Martin F-35s scheduled for delivery from 2020 to 2022, the company says.

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Japan’s NEC Flies eVTOL Prototype

Unmanned, but designed around carrying passengers, the vehicle made two brief hover flights on Aug. 2. The flights, witnessed by Japanese press, were conducted inside a large safety cage at an NEC facility in Akibo City, a suburb of Tokyo.

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