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SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s wing lies exposed as part of a new process to replace the root bracket. The 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight Aircraft Structures Maintenance Shop recently began a new process for replacing root brackets on F-16 wings. The process reduces the man hours it takes to perform the repair from 522 to 26 man hours. (Courtesy photo)


Spangdahlem revamps root bracket replacement process

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s wing lies exposed as part of a new process to replace the root bracket. The 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight Aircraft Structures Maintenance Shop recently began a new process for replacing root brackets on F-16 wings. The process reduces the man hours it takes to perform the repair from 522 to 26 man hours. (Courtesy photo)

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