Interesting how long information like this takes to reach the Canadian media (it isn't winter).
Telling us all something we already knew. That is, that the F-35 was never going to be cheaper to operate than legacy aircraft. Even though (for years) F-35 sales brief specifically stated that an F-35 would be cheaper to own and operate than a legacy F-18 and legacy F-16.
The U.S. Government figures the F-35 cost per flying hour as follows:
F-35A = $35,200
F-35B = $38,400
F-35C = $36,300
I hope this doesn't get in the way of any media outlets losing ad-sales dollars: