• 100,000 Flying Hours for UK RAF Typhoon Fleet
• 250,000 Flying Hours for the Eurofighter Typhoon Fleet
• 500,000 Flying Hours for the EJ200 Engines
The Eurofighter Typhoon Programme has achieved a series of notable milestones with the aircraft racking 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) has confirmed its Typhoon Fleet has now reached 100,000 Flying Hours.
The news was released on Wednesday 16th July at the Farnborough International Air Show shortly after the UK RAF announced its Typhoon Milestone reached during this year’s Air Display.
Eurofighter Chief Executive Officer, Alberto Gutierrez said: “Firstly, I would like to congratulate our UK Customer on reaching this historic milestone in the life of the UK Fleet. It is a great achievement and we have been proud to support the Royal Air Force every step of the way. The 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. Most notable, of course, is the reliability of the incredible EJ200 engines provided by Eurojet which have now accumulated over half a million hours of faultless operation.”
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, stated: “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. We are proud of our EJ200 engine, its remarkable performance and reliability in day to day operations to the satisfaction of our customers. That the twin engine powered Typhoons of the RAF have now flown 100,000 hours and overall we have achieved 500,000 hours on the engines indicates that we have attained a high level of customer confidence in this remarkable aircraft.
We greatly appreciate the RAF’s operations and I would like to extend our deepest congratulations on reaching the milestone of 100,000 hours."
Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced new generation swing-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market. Seven nations (Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria, Saudi Arabia and Oman) have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon. Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest military procurement programme in Europe.
Its high technology strengthens the position of European aerospace industry in the international market. The programme secures more than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of the Eurofighter Partner Companies Alenia Aermacchi, BAE Systems and Airbus Defence and Space in Germany and Spain, which are the most important aviation and aerospace companies in Europe.
Since delivery of the first Eurofighter Typhoon to the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom end of 2003, a total of 410 aircraft have been delivered to six nations. The 100th Eurofighter was delivered to the Royal Air Force in September 2006.
The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of production, support and export of the EJ200 engine system. EUROJET’s shareholders comprise Rolls-Royce (UK), MTU Aero Engines (Germany), ITP (Spain) and Avio Aero (Italy). The engine represents outstanding and innovative technology and continually demonstrates exceptional performance in the Eurofighter Typhoon. With its unprecedented performance record, combined with multi-role capability and highest availability at competitive life-cycle costs, the EJ200 engine is perfectly set to meet the air forces’ demands of today and the future.
Since delivery of the first production engine in 2003, well over a thousand EJ200 production engines have been delivered to the fleets of six nations.
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