The F135 engine currently powers the F35 Lightning stealth fighter, but General Electric's XA100 adaptive cycle engine is a possible alternative.
- 9% of F-35s are unavailable due to "engine issues" (including spare parts) when the target is 6%.
- There has been a 50% drop in engine costs since production began.
- Pratt & Whitney employs 11,000 workers in Connecticut, USA, so state politicians are keen to keep jobs in Connecticut.
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