Air Force Delivers Three F-16s to Romania
(Source: Portuguese Air Force; issued Dec. 17, 2016)
(Issued in Portuguese only; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)
One of the three latest F-16s bought by Romania prepares to take off from Portugal’s Monte Real air base on Dec 15 for its flight to Romania. (PT AF photo)
On December 13, 2016, at the Air Base No. 5 (BA5) at Monte Real, was held the formal signing of the documents for the transfer of three more F-16 aircraft in the framework of the Disposal Program of these aircraft to Romania.

The documentation of these of aircraft was officially transferred to Romania, as contractually agreed; it includes all aircraft configuration and maintenance records and aircraft log books, as well as the respective Airworthiness Certificate for export, issued by Portugal’s National Aeronautical Authority (AAN).

In addition to various entities involved in the issuance of this certificate, the BA 5, AAN and the Directorate of Maintenance and Weapons Systems significantly contributed to the process over several months.

During the event was also handed over ancillary documentation by the General Directorate of National Defense Resources, the Ministry of National Defense under the Government Quality Assurance (GQA), which was requested by Romania.

The three-aircraft formation of Romanian F-16s took off from BA5 to 7:35 a.m. on December 15, 2016, and landed in Romania, Air Base Borcea, in the late afternoon.

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