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Eurofighter fleet passes 500,000 hours

Photo: Eurofighter

 

The Eurofighter fleet is celebrating after passing the 500,000 flying hours mark. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today. Volker Paltzo, CEO of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, said: ‘Passing the 500,000 flying hours milestone underscores the fact that today Eurofighter Typhoon is the backbone of NATO’s European air defence.’

He added: ‘The aircraft will play a key role in the future battlespace, and will be a central pillar in any future European combat air system, developing and integrating key technologies that will feed in to that future system.’

Clemens Linden, CEO of Eurojet Turbo GmbH, who provide the engines for the aircraft, added: ‘We have clocked up more than a million hours of engine performance for the EJ200 which is a major achievement and through countless deployments, both in Europe and internationally, we have enjoyed incredible engine reliability.’

 

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