F-16 Fighting Falcon News

From 1999


May 17, 1999 - The U.S. Air Force recently extended the phase maintenance interval for its fleet of over 600 Block 25, 30 and 32 F-16C/Ds, indicating increasing reliability of the aircraft as the fleet matures. The F-16 phase maintenance interval has been extended from a two-phase, 200-flight hour interval to a single-phase, 300-flight hour interval. This essentially cuts the F-16 phase inspection requirements by a third. This means fewer aircraft out of service and more aircraft on the flight line available for operational training or combat missions. This change will reduce the total base level maintenance man hours required to support these aircraft by two percent. This savings could equate to over $1. 5 million per year for the current USAF fleet of Block 25/30/32 aircraft. [Read more...]
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