Eurofighter Typhoon achieves 2,00,000 fly­ing hours

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Eurofighter Typhoon has now achieved more than 2,00,000 fly­ing hours since the en­try-into-ser­vice of its world­wide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH con­firmed the mile­stone, adding that, with 719 air­craft on con­tract, 571 air­craft or­dered and 378 air­craft de­liv­ered, the pro­gramme has “never looked stronger”.

Al­berto Gu­tier­rez, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, said: “This im­pres­sive mile­stone un­der­lines the out­stand­ing track record of the Eurofighter Typhoon. To­day, our con­grat­u­la­tions go to all the air forces who have achieved this tar­get, to more than 1,00,000 em­ploy­ees in Europe who are in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing and sup­ply chain as well as to all the 400 com­pa­nies who sup­port us on a daily ba­sis with their know-how and com­pe­tences. This is in­deed a proud day for all of them and a land­mark day for Europe’s largest de­fence pro­gramme.”

The CEO added: “Ev­ery day our air­craft are pro­tect­ing the skies in Europe, the Mid­dle East and even in the South­ern hemi­sphere. They are on quick re­ac­tion alert (QRA) duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Eurofighter Typhoon is com­bat proven since the Libya op­er­a­tions and is now gain­ing con­sid­er­able mo­men­tum – in­deed the pro­gramme has never looked stronger. It has be­come the back­bone of the Air Forces in the UK, Ger­many, Italy, Spain and Aus­tria. When the chips are down, air chiefs want an air­craft that is ver­sa­tile, re­li­able, re­silient and cost-ef­fec­tive. Eurofighter Typhoon ful­fills all of th­ese re­quire­ments and the op­er­a­tional ex­pe­ri­ences gained dur­ing th­ese fly­ing hours have proven it.

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