Interactive Electronic Training Manual (IETM) Propels F-35 MaintenanceBy Innodata Inc. on June 1, 2017
When Lockheed Martin Aeronautics won the contract to design and build the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a multipurpose aircraft, it also acquired a major logistical challenge. The F-35 would be built for all three armed forces branches, as well as a number of allied countries. However, while each country and armed forces branch would share many common features on the multipurpose fighter, each would also modify minor features to fulfill its unique mission and requirements. The resulting changes had to be accounted for within the supporting technical data, while also maintaining a significant level of reuse of common aircraft data.