Eurofighter Typhoons belonging to the Austrian Armed Forces will secure the airspace on the occasion of the World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos. The World Economic Forum will be held in the Swiss mountain resort from 22 to 25 January, bringing together more than 3,000 global leaders from politics, industry and academia, including numerous Heads of State and Government.
Eurofighter's Chief Executive Officer, Herman Claesen, commented:
As the proven backbone of European air defence, Eurofighter Typhoon is perfectly suited to this air superiority role, reliably protecting the airspace of our partner nations every hour of every day. It is a vital asset for all current and future operations.
Eurofighter Typhoon has rapidly accumulated hours across the fleet, particularly in recent years, following an increase in the tempo of air policing and combat operations. There is now a fleet of almost 500 aircraft protecting Europe’s borders, with the potential for this number to grow substantially in the coming decades.