Home | Contact | About Jacksonville | About JAA    
  Sunday, November 29, 2015    
Jacksonville, FL - US .:. 71° F .:. High: 75°F Low: 54°F .:. Feels like: 71°F .:. Sunrise: 7:03 am  Sunset: 5:26 pm71°F
Partly Cloudy

Side Menu

Airport System


Access SMS
Boeing Celebrates QF-16 Program Accomplishments

The QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target program hosted a ceremony August 31 at Boeing's Cecil Airport facility in Jacksonville, Fla., to celebrate program accomplishments before the next contract phase, which is planned to begin in 2013.

The program is developing a higher performing target jet that can be flown manned or unmanned to help evaluate how U.S. fighters and weapons operate against potential adversaries.

Participants acknowledged employees' efforts in the program's success. After installing over 3,000 new wires for the first QF-16 conversion, the program turned power on in late 2011 and had a successful first manned flight in May.

"The important work you're doing on the QF-16 program is one example of innovation that is important not only to the U.S. Air Force but also to the state of Florida," said U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla.

"Today's celebration signals a continued commitment between The Boeing Company, our customer and our supplier partners," Torbjorn Sjogren, Global Maintenance & Upgrades vice president, said.

U.S. Air Force customer Randy Brown, director, Armament Directorate, joined employees for the event along with a number of Florida state and local officials including Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, representatives from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority and community leaders.

Boeing won the $72 million contract in March 2010. In this initial phase of the contract, Boeing is performing pre-engineering, manufacturing and development to convert six F-16s into QF-16 aerial targets for the Air Force.

The Air Force will begin the next level of testing in Phase II of the contract at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in 2013. Boeing will support the initial flight testing at Tyndall then later at Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

By Wendy Parker, Boeing PR

Home | Contact | About Jacksonville | About JAA
Copyright © 2007-2012 Jacksonville Aviation Authority. All rights reserved.
Under Florida's very broad public records law, e-mail communication to and from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority is subject to public disclosure.
Disclaimer Booking
Disclaimer Translation


Flight Booking Services provided by Travelocity at flyjax.com and flyjacksonville.com are "as is" with no express or implied warranty for accuracy or accessibility.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority has done its utmost to ensure that the information displayed on flyjax.com and flyjacksonville.com are accurate. However, errors may occur. Jacksonville Aviation Authority accepts no responsibility or liability for any incorrect material or information as a result of using this service.

Under no circumstances will JAA be liable in any way for any flyjax.com and flyjacksonville.com content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance upon any Travelocity booking content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the this Service.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of the flight booking service content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

This website has been translated for your convenience using a machine translation software powered by an Online Translation Engine. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators.

The official text is the English version of the website. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the English version of the website which is the official version.

Este sitio Web fue traducido para su conveniencia por un software de traduccion automatica desarrollado por Online Internet Translation. Esfuerzos considerables fueron hechos para proporcionar una traduccion precisa, sin embargo, ninguna traduccion automatica es perfecta ni fue creada para substituir traductores humanos.

El texto oficial es la version en Ingles del sitio Web. Cualquier discrepancia o desigualdad creadas en la traduccion no son ligadas y no tienen efectos legales para los propositos de aplicacion y conformidad. Si tienen alguna pregunta relacionada a la precision de la informacion contenida en este sitio Web, por favor refierase a la version en Ingles de este sitio Web, la cual es la version oficial.