EADS delivers of 300th right Eurofighter wing
A ceremony was held today at EADS Defence & Security’s facilities in Getafe to celebrate the delivery of the 300th right Eurofighter wing. This wing will be integrated in the twin-seat Eurofighter 021 destined for the German Air Force.
The Eurofighter’s wing is a multi-spar construction with integral fuel tanks. It has inboard and outboard flaperons along its entire length, slats on its leading edge, and the advanced Defensive Aids Subsystem (DASS) at its tip.
Defence & Security’s facilities in Getafe using an innovative concept. Ten successive steps have been designed and put in place for wing assembly in order to reach the production rate needed to fulfil the Eurofighter contract. The Getafe facilities also house the final assembly line for all Spanish Air Force Eurofighters, production of which began in summer 2001.