AERO Specialties is proud to supply its JetGo ground power units in response to a requirement for powering the complex electrical systems on the latest F-35 Lightening Jets whilst aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The £3.1bn aircraft carrier welcomed back the F-35 Lightning jets for the second stage of their intensive flying trials. The trials will eventually accumulate an anticipated 500+ take offs and landings.
The goal was to test the aircraft in more challenging wind conditions and to practice the general handling and loading of weapons.
The first of three stages were completed earlier this year and included developmental testing aimed to generate enough flight test data to certify the aircraft was ready for future operational testing aboard the ship.
The third and final developmental test, to include operational testing, is scheduled for 2019. Collectively, the tests will help the Ministry of Defense reach an initial operating capability of the F-35 by 2020.
The JetGo is an extremely compact, full-powered ground power unit (GPU) offering impressive continuous and peak power in addition to sophisticated active aircraft protection systems.
The AERO designed, and manufactured, JetGo GPU will be used to provide clean power to the F-35 whilst on the ship to enable systems checks, software upgrades and GPS programming.
The unit’s lightweight and compact size allows for easy mobility, whether it be across the ramp, the runway…or the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier!
To find out how we can assist with your specific ground power requirements, contact our dedicated GPU team at firstname.lastname@example.org.