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Innovative partnership enhances F-35A training at Luke AFB

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight has partnered with Lockheed Martin to work on two innovative technologies that aim to enhance F-35A Lightning II egress maintenance training.

Working closely with Lockheed Martin, the egress shop implemented the Virtual Reality Maintenance Trainer and the use of a full-size 3D print of the F-35 canopy in an effort to reduce the time for training tasks by 50 percent.

The Egress Systems Flight ensures the overall integrity of the emergency ejection seat system in the F-35A Lightning II.

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