Grounding of World's Two Most Advanced Aircraft Could Spell Trouble for Israeli Aviation

Israel Air Force has ordered 20 F-35 Lightning II, which have now been grounded due to technical problems; meanwhile, the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner may cause El Al to prefer Airbuses for the first time.

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The announcement Saturday by the Pentagon that it was grounding all F-35 fighter jets due to a crack found in one of the engine blades, has led to an unprecedented situation: The two central projects of the...