Cannibalized no more

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., removes a panel from an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a cannibalization rebuild Oct. 22, 2013. The 480th AMU grounded the aircraft six weeks for cannibalization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., removes a panel from an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a cannibalization rebuild Oct. 22, 2013. The 480th AMU grounded the aircraft six weeks for cannibalization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., loosens a panel on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a cannibalization rebuild Oct. 22, 2013. A cannibalization rebuild involves replacing a removed aircraft’s parts to maintain another’s operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., loosens a panel on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a cannibalization rebuild Oct. 22, 2013. A cannibalization rebuild involves replacing a removed aircraft’s parts to maintain another’s operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., chooses a tool before performing maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft Oct. 22, 2013. After a cannibalization rebuild, the aircraft will undergo an operational check flight before being cleared for operational use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., chooses a tool before performing maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft Oct. 22, 2013. After a cannibalization rebuild, the aircraft will undergo an operational check flight before being cleared for operational use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., installs a power take-off shaft on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a cannibalization rebuild Oct. 22, 2013. The power take-off shaft is used to power engine accessories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Fontaine, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Erie, Pa., installs a power take-off shaft on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft during a cannibalization rebuild Oct. 22, 2013. The power take-off shaft is used to power engine accessories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Speicher, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Johnstown, Pa., assists in the cannibalization rebuild of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft Oct. 22, 2013.  A cannibalized aircraft is grounded and used for parts to fix other aircraft when no spare parts are available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Speicher, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit cannibalization manager from Johnstown, Pa., assists in the cannibalization rebuild of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft Oct. 22, 2013. A cannibalized aircraft is grounded and used for parts to fix other aircraft when no spare parts are available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)