SABCA paints F-16’s for the RNLAF

May 2010

SABCA has been awarded a contract from the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the painting of thirteen F-16 MLU aircraft.

The new contract follows a European Defence Agency competition and consists of the cleaning and scuff-sanding of the aircraft followed by a fully new paint in SABCA’s installations at Charleroi. The first two aircraft arrived a few days ago at the SABCA Charleroi plant, and will be followed by the remaining aircraft until the beginning of 2011.

This new success is a clear confirmation of the leading position of SABCA in all aspects of the maintenance and upgrades of not only the F-16 fighter, but also for Mirage F1, Dassault-Dornier Alphajets, Northrop F5, Fairchild A-10 and several types of helicopters.


SABCA is a leading Belgian Aerospace company since almost 90 years, employing 1000 highly trained persons. SABCA is active in civil aircraft design and manufacture (Airbus, Dassault, Gulfstream), military aircraft overhaul and upgrades (F16, Mirage F1, Alphajet, helicopters, etc…) as well as in space programs (Ariane, Vega). These activities cover structural work as well as thust vectoring systems and systems integration. SABCA has plants in Brussels and Charleroi, and a fully owned subsidiary SABCA Limburg nv, specialized in aerospace composites.

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