Korean Airís Aerospace Division
has been rewarded by the US Air Force for its depot maintenance capabilities and credibility with a new contract order for F-16s.
week, Korean Air inked the contract with the US Air Force to perform upgrade modification
for F-16s based in the Pacific region. The contract scope includes CCIP (Common Configuration
Improvement Program), Falcon-STAR (Structural Augmentation Roadmap) and Drop In Maintenance
for 100 USAF F-16s for six years until 2013.
This upgrade program aims to bring all USAF F-16s to a common equipment baseline and will extend
the F-16ís flying hours from 6,000 to 8,000 hours.
Korean Air began Program Depot Maintenance on the F-4 Phantom for the U.S Department of
Defense in 1978. Since then, it has evolved to become a leader in Asia for military aircraft
maintenance for the U.S Department of Defense.
Korean Air has accumulated experience in aircraft maintenance and modification through
successful work on more than 3,300 military aircraft that serve the Korean and US Air Forces, including the F-16, F-15 jets and UH-60, CH-47
helicopters. This past June, Korean Air entered into an agreement with the US Air Force to conduct a
Service Life Extension Program on the
Forceís A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft.
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