21 March, 2008
The Greek Aerospace Industry (EAB) has successfully completed the structural upgrading of the first F-16 Block 50 D warplane for the U.S. Air Force, that was on its way to the squadron deployed in Spangdahlem in Germany on Thursday, making a stopover in Aviano in Italy on its way.
The work is part of a seven-year agreement concluded between EAB and the U.S. Air Force to upgrade 94 aircraft of the F-16 Block 40 and F-16 Block 50 types that are deployed in Europe.
Speaking during the delivery ceremony at Tanagra, the company's board president Kyriakos Linakis referred to the considerable commercial prospects being paved for EAB, through the implementation of the specific programme with the acquisition of know-how and additional infrastructures.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the defense ministry's civil and military leadership, as well as of the U.S. embassy in Athens.
Source: Athens News Agency