Eurofighter Typhoon will take pride of place as one of the highlights of the daily flying display at LIMA 2011 as it debuts at the show. On Tuesday 6 December the world’s most advanced multi-role combat aircraft, flown by BAE Systems’ Typhoon Test Pilot, Nat Makepeace, will take to the skies for the first time over Langkawi, demonstrating its incredible agility and speed.

During the seven minute display Nat will put Eurofighter Typhoon through its paces, carrying out a carefully choreographed series of intricate high and low energy manoeuvres designed to highlight the awesome power and capability of the aircraft.

Commenting on what promises to be star attraction of the show, Nat said: “It is a great honour to open the flying display at such a prestigious event as LIMA. There are many things that make Eurofighter Typhoon special to fly. For me, the one of the biggest is showcasing the exceptional performance and the carefree handling of the aircraft at events like this. We have great excess power straight from take-off – you can see this from the slow-speed rotate and the climb straight up to 4,000 feet which ensures an exciting display. It is presenting European capability at its best and I feel proud of what we have achieved.”

Recently four UK RAF Typhoon aircraft from 6 Squadron flew from their base in Scotland to the Royal Malaysian Air Force airbase in Butterworth to take part in Exercise BERSAMA LIMA achieving unsurpassed levels of availability on operational duty.

The Typhoon has already been ordered by six nations (Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). With 559 aircraft under production contract, over 300 aircraft delivered and more than 130,000 flying hours achieved, Eurofighter Typhoon is Europe’s largest military collaborative programme and delivers leading-edge technology, strengthening Europe’s aerospace industry in the global competition.

For more information contact:

Louise Robson
Head of Communications – East
BAE Systems
Tel: +603 2160 2106
Mob: +60 1426 98970
Email: [email protected]

Marco Valerio Bonelli
Head of PR & Communications
Eurofighter GmbH
Tel.: +49 811 80 1555
Mob: +49 172 842 6017
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Adam Thomas
Senior Press Officer
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