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F-16 Events from 1988





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29 Jan 1988 BAF accepts first F-16 of follow-on order.
29 Jan 1988 RSAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Carvin I order.
5 Feb 1988 F-16 Combined Test Force (CTF) completes testing of Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-220E engine.
20 Feb 1988 Delivery of the first F-16 for Singapore, also the 2,000th F-16 worldwide
25 Mar 1988 First flight of TF-16N was performed with Joe Sweeny and Joe Bill Dryden at the controls.
2 May 1988 RTAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Naresuan I order.
3 May 1988 Israel orders 60 F-16s (Peace Marbel III).
24 Jun 1988 F-16 CTF completes testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 jet engine.
9 Sep 1988 F-16 fleet reaches 2,000,000th flight hour with simultaneous flights by pilots from Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and USAFE.
15 Nov 1988 HAF accepts first F-16 from Peace Xenia I order. (Read more...)
10 Dec 1988 block 50 development is authorized after first block 40 F-16 is delivered.
11 Dec 1988 Pakistan orders 11 F-16s (Peace Gate III).
29 Dec 1988 First production F-16C block 40 (#87-0350) is delivered to the USAF.