August 14, 2020 (by Bjorn Claes) - Today the first two F-16s of the Peace Carpathian II program were delivered to the Forţele Aeriene Române (Romanian Air Force) and landed at Feteşti AB.
FAR F-16AM #1616 destined for Esc. 53 is touching down on the runway at Feteşti AB right after delivery on August 14th, 2020. [Photo by Adrian Sultănoiu]
These aircraft are the first of an extra 5 former Portuguese F-16s that were acquired by Romania in a deal finalized in early 2020 worth around € 130 million. The first two aircraft serialled #1614
(former FAP #15132
) and #1614
(former FAP #15135
) were transferred earlier today. The remaining three F-16's are scheduled to be delivered in October 2020 (two aircraft) and in early 2021 (the one remaining aircraft). Since the other jets to be delivered are FAP's #15122
they most presumably will be serialled #1613