Typhoon milestones announced at Farnborough

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by The Manufacturer

A series of milestones for the Typhoon aircraft have been announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.

The Eurofighter Typhoon Programme has now clocked up 250,000 Flying Hours, resulting in 500,000 engine flying hours for the EJ200 engine, across six Air Force fleets.

At the same time, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (UK RAF) confirmed its Typhoon Fleet has now reached 100,000 Flying Hours, shortly after it reached the milestone during this year’s air display.

Eurofighter chief executive officer, Alberto Gutierrez said: “It is a great achievement and we have been proud to support the Royal Air Force every step of the way.

2The fact that we too have reached the milestone of 250,000 Flying Hours across the 410 aircraft which have been delivered to our customers is also a tribute to our suppliers and the support services who have done such a fantastic job in delivering unprecedented levels of reliability.

The Eurofighter Typhoon, powered by twin EJ200 engines, is currently in operation in the Air Forces fleets of Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, all of whom have contributed to achieving this landmark figure.

The multi-role combat aircraft was introduced into service of the core programmes Air Forces in 2003 and is presently operated by 20 units across these six nations. With the addition of the Sultanate of Oman as the programme’s third export customer this number is set to rise.

Eurojet chief executive officer, Clemens Linden, added: “These milestones are significant accomplishments for all those involved in the Eurofighter Programme and it is a testament to the dedication and commitment of all contributors.