Since entry into service, 15 Eurofighter Typhoons of the Austrian Armed Forces have completed a total of 5,000 flying hours. In the last few years Austria has successfully used this European interceptor aircraft several times for air surveillance duties and for safeguarding its territorial sovereignty.
Manching - Ten years ago, the world’s first series production Eurofighter took off on its first flight from Cassidian’s Military Air Systems Centre in Manching. The aircraft bearing the marking GT001 (GT stands for German Trainer) was delivered to the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) School of Engineering No.1 in Kaufbeuren just a few days later, where it has since been used to train ground personnel.
Eurofighter belonging to the Austrian Armed Forces will be used to secure the airspace during the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos. As part of the airspace surveillance operation „Daedalus 2013“, Eurofighter aircraft will ensure, as in previous years, that no unknown aircraft over Austrian territory can approach the conference in Switzerland. The international conference is due to take place from 23 to 27 January in the famous ski resort.
Commander Roqué of the 11th Wing has achieved 1,000 flight hours in the Eurofighter. This milestone was achieved during an air defence training sortie over the Alboran Sea
BAE Systems welcomes the decision by the Sultanate of Oman to purchase 12 Typhoon and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft. This contract is further recognition that both Typhoon and Hawk are leading aircraft in their class, providing the best capabilities available.