Within the scope of the F-16 Structural Improvement Project initiated by the Presidential Defense Industry Presidency, the structural improvement of the fifth F-16 Block-30 aircraft was completed and delivered to the Air Force Command.
Turkish Aviation and Space Industry Inc. (TAI), repairs and changes and reinforcement applications were made on the body where deemed necessary within the scope of structural improvements. After the Acceptance Test and Inspection activities, a test flight was made by the pilots of the Air Force Command, and the acceptance process of the fifth F-16 Block-30 aircraft was successfully completed.
With the F-16 Structural Improvement Project, it is aimed to increase the structural life of our F-16 aircraft, which are the main striking element of our Air Force, from 8000 hours to 12000 hours. Structural improvement of 35 F-16 Block-30 aircraft is planned within the scope of the project.