More than 500 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft have been successfully delivered to six countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria and Saudi Arabia.
With units operating worldwide, the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet completed over 400,000 flying hours with unparalleled operational statistics from Europe to the South Atlantic and the Middle East.
Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
The RAF received its first operational squadrons at Coningsby, Lincolnshire in 2004, with a subsequent squadron at Leuchars, Fife in 2008. The RAF is the biggest Eurofighter Typhoon customer with the 100th aircraft delivered to No 1 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Leuchars in January 2013. The UK is a key member of the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium.
The first Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft were accepted by the Luftwaffe in 2003. Three units operate the Eurofighter Typhoon in Germany; they are called Tactical Air Wings. Germany hosts the Eurofighter Typhoon organisation and is a key member of the consortium.
Aeronautica Militare, Italy
Italy is a key member of the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium. The 18th Gruppo based at Trapani Air Force Base (AFB) in Sicily, Italy, became the 20th squadron to operate Eurofighter Typhoon in November 2012. It joins squadrons in Grosseto and Gioia del Colle. The Italian Air Force uses the Eurofighter Typhoon as the main nation's asset for air defence and coalition missions.
Ejercito del Aire, Spain
Spain is a key member of the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium and received its first aircraft in 2003. By February 2010 the aircraft had achieved over 10,000 hours in operation.
Austria saw the first sale of Eurofighter Typhoon outside of the four consortium member states, and since July 2007 the 15 Austrian jets have accumulated more than 5,000 flying hours. Austria now operates the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft securing and defending Austrian air space.
Royal Saudi Air Force
In 2006 Saudi Arabia agreed to purchase 72 Eurofighter Typhoons.