Honeywell announced last Tuesday, March 12, that it had successfully demonstrated the latest power and thermal management system upgrade on the revered F-35s, boosting the aircraft’s capacity and futureproofing capabilities.

Advancements in F-35 Cooling Capacity

In a major development for the United States Air Force’s F-35 fleet, Honeywell, a respected aerospace firm, has successfully amped up the cooling capacity of the F-35 Power and Thermal Management System (PTMS) from 30 to 80 kilowatts.

This upgrade is a game-changer, beefing up the aircraft’s operational capabilities.

The folks at Honeywell, based out of North Carolina, made the announcement, highlighting tweaks to heat exchangers and control changes that optimize system performance.