F-5 / J-85

F-5 / J-85 History

The Northrop F-5 Tiger (Freedom Fighter) is the most widely used tactical fighter of the 1980’s with over 3,000 F-5 Aircraft being sold to more than 30 countries. This small and agile, the F-5 provided a tricky air-combat opponent and was selected by the USAF and US Navy to eguip their “Agressor” Training units. Like the F-5A, it was also adaptable in a dedicated reconnissance version. A production run of around 325 had originally been envisaged by the US DoD, but the final total was roughly 1,400 for more than 30 customers. Most active aircraft were built by Northrop, but license-production also took place in South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan.


Quality Aviation, Inc. has been buying and manufacturing F5 and T38 items for the past fifteen (15) years to offer support for many of these countries.

Our inventories consist of spares for the following:



Manufacturing and Overhaul Support

Over the years Quality Aviation, Inc. has built up a base of qualified manufacturers, overhaul shops and repair stations. We can offer overhaul and repair support on a majority of systems for the F-5/J-85 aircraft. Quality Aviation, Inc. can also offer exchanges on many of these systems and spares. Overhaul work is done to the latest manuals, when requested, new upgrades can also be accomplished. Whether the part is overhauled in-house or sub-contracted to another facility, a full work scope is performed prior to any work beginning. This work scope sets up our inspection points and covers all work to be accomplished per the technical manual.

Technical Support

Quality Aviation , Inc. has one of the most extensive private libraries in the industry. This library consists of information that covers a large range of aircraft and engines. It consists of prints, drawings, technical orders, overhaul manuals, work scopes, instructional data, TCTO’s, and illustrated parts manuals. Quality Aviation, Inc. also has a large selection on kit information, from cure date kits, overhaul kits, as well as QEC kits. Quality Aviation, Inc. has technical support data on McDonnell Douglas and General Electric products to assist us with any engineering questions and problems that may arise. Quality Aviation, Inc. also has resources to keep us informed and up to date on modifications and new technology.

Quality Control

Quality Aviation , Inc. is ISO 9001:2008 certified, we hold a certificate of accreditation showing us in compliance with the requirements of the FAA AC 00-56. These certifications show our desire to improve our service to you and to continuously improve our organization. On many products Quality Aviation, Inc. can offer DD250 and DD1574 certifications, as well as any other certificates required by our customers. Ask us about our warranty.