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After carrying out dozens of successful counter insurgency precision strike missions in WOT, conducting four stand off strikes against Indian targets during Swift Retort and shooting down of an Iranian MALE UCAV, the Thunder family has now clocked 150,000 flight hours.

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That is about 200 hours of service per aircraft per year, if one compares against the serial numbers active each year. At this pace the designated airframe life of 3,000 hours will be over in 15 years!
(for the statisticians out there 170 to 210 hours per year).
 
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It’s 4000 hours and as an Oem you could extend it

f-16 went from 6 to 8 to 12 now and lm had done analysis it could be taken to over existing 12k to over 15k

Mushaq stated with 8000 and went to 12 and now cleared for 18000

Gr8 news but in next year or so if-17 sqns will surpass mirages

Compare that to f-6s fleet which clocked 350k plus hours over the life but there were 260 f-6s and there life was very very less 2000 or so with extension perhaps 3000 per airframe

Another reason for potential buyer to compare against other options such as …
 

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That is about 200 hours of service per aircraft per year, if one compares against the serial numbers active each year. At this pace the designated airframe life of 3,000 hours will be over in 15 years!
(for the statisticians out there 170 to 210 hours per year).
Hi,

Due to the cost factor involved, it is about the perfect time to re-furbish the aircraft to a newer and more advanced sets of gadgets and weapons.
 

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Hi,

Due to the cost factor involved, it is about the perfect time to re-furbish the aircraft to a newer and more advanced sets of gadgets and weapons.
Thats the advantage with inhouse.

Im surprised no one is talking about why an airframe is getting only 200 hours per year. Assuming 2 pilots to one airframe, that number should be much higher since each pilot is supposed to be getting 200 hours of flying a year.
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Thats the advantage with inhouse.

Im surprised no one is talking about why an airframe is getting only 200 hours per year. Assuming 2 pilots to one airframe, that number should be much higher since each pilot is supposed to be getting 200 hours of flying a year.
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Its not even across the airframes .. but it would go against the PAF’s messaging to pilots to fly without abandon due to better spares availability.

However, it is also possible that airframe life expectations haven’t panned out or that flight hours haven’t been uniform across the fleet.
 

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Hi,

Due to the cost factor involved, it is about the perfect time to re-furbish the aircraft to a newer and more advanced sets of gadgets and weapons.
That’s a smart post for a change. I remember the days when you hated the JF17 and loved the Mirage 2k.
 

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Going and doing great for what a light fighter is suppose to do!

Once the Block 3 production run is satisfied the focal point will be upgrades/extensions of pre Block 3 fleets to Block 3 standard and hopefully B type block 3 jet production.
Hi,

I never hated the JF-17---. There was a reason behind it.
what reasons?
 

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Thats the advantage with inhouse.

Im surprised no one is talking about why an airframe is getting only 200 hours per year. Assuming 2 pilots to one airframe, that number should be much higher since each pilot is supposed to be getting 200 hours of flying a year.
@Raider 21 @airomerix @SQ8
This is not how aircraft hours are calculated. We cannot simply divide the figure on JF-17 inventory. If the news is true, the major chunk of these hours will belong to Block 1s from OCU squadrons. Aircraft stationed on ADA sit there sometimes for days. Until someone feels the aircraft needs some air.

It's a very relaxed approach with JF-17. With F-16s, its totally different. The lifecycle support office at AHQ calibrates the number of hours across the fleet. Hence, the increasing checks.
 

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