Eurofighter delivers 250th Typhoon
The Eurofighter Typhoon programme, which has delivered 50 aircraft over the past year, celebrated another milestone today as the 250th aircraft is delivered to the customer.
IS038 was handed over to the Italian Air Force in a small ceremony at Pratica di Mare base. The 250th aircraft will join 311 squadron as part of their current duties.
Eurofighter CEO Enzo Casolini said of this achievement “This is one more important milestone for the Eurofighter Typhoon programme. The delivery of 250 aircraft ensures that the Typhoon has more aircraft in service than any other new generation multi-role fighter, showing just how effective the Eurofighter programme really is”.
Eurofighter Typhoon has been regularly delivering to the four core customer nations since the first aircraft was received in 2003. In addition to Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, the programme's first export customer Austria received their 15th and final jet in September 2009 and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been taking steady delivery of Typhoon jets since June 2009.