The F-104 was first introduced into service in 1958, with 2,578 of the aircraft produced for U.S. and NATO/allied Air Forces in Canada, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Italy and other nations. The latest, most upgraded versions were produced for the Italian Air Force. Italy was the last active military user of the F-104, retiring their fleet in October 2004.
Starfighters’ fleet features some of the latest production F-104 jets, obtained from Italian Air Force along with an inventory of spare parts and support equipment. Starfighters now operates the world’s only flight-ready fleet of F-104 jets—including both one- and two-seat versions—fully certified/permitted by the FAA.
The Italian-made F-104S is the most capable model, able to achieve sustained speeds of MACH 2.2 in both level and climbing flight profiles, and altitudes in excess of 100,000 feet.
The jets can accommodate payloads in multiple external stations and internal compartments (pressurized and unpressurized), with capabilities for payload power and communications.
1, 2, 3 multiple external stores stations – 4 presurized or unpresurized internal payload
5 custom wiring for any type of store requirements – 6 lounching platform capability
DASSAULT FALCON 20
Starfighters has augmented its fleet with access to a subsonic business jet capable of carrying larger payloads in a pressurized environment (and underwing pylons) with additional crew seating.
FAA Supplemental Type Certificate SA5858SW, held by Dassault Falcon Jet allows the installation of underwing pylons on the Fan Jet Falcon.This modification is commonly used to operate as special mission aircraft with underwing stores.
1 multi mission researcher capability – 2 internal simultaneous multiple projects – 3 external stores capacity
4 long range/endurance – 5 custom cabin configuration, 115VAC 3phase 400Hz, 26VAC 1phase 400Hz, 110VAC 1phase 60Hz, 26VDC