More than 50 flight missions, in all conditions of weather and sea state, a night session, around 120 vertical landings, and as many short take-offs with the aid of the ski jump, and finally a vertical take-off test.
In four weeks at sea, the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) ,180 people including engineers, researchers, test pilots, technicians and flight deck operators temporarily embarked on board Cavour, thanks to the cooperation and close collaboration with the teams of the aircraft carrier, were able to carry out the sea trials safely, effectively and smoothly.
Sea Trials concluded aircraft carrier ITS Cavour acquires F-35B airworthiness certification.
A milestone in the acquisition of the strategic capability to employ the new fifth generation fighter aircraft
(via Italian Navy)