100th Eurofighter Typhoon delivered from UK final assembly facility at BAE Systems
BAE Systems has celebrated the completion of the 100th Typhoon aircraft which was built in the UK’s final assembly facility at Warton in Lancashire.
As part of the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium BAE Systems is responsible for the production of key aircraft parts including the front fuselage, foreplanes, windscreen and canopy as well as carrying out the final assembly of all UK Typhoons. The design, development and manufacture of Typhoon sustains more than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies across Europe.
Gary Moore from Defence Equipment and Support MOD accepted the aircraft on behalf of the RAF. He said: “I’m very proud to be accepting the 100th Typhoon. I’ve worked on the programme for over fourteen years including design and development to acceptance of the first twin seat production aircraft back in 2003.”
Over 260 aircraft have been delivered to the air forces of the four partner nations and to customers, with over 110,000 flying hours achieved between them. Final Assembly facilities are also based in Manching, Germany, Getafe, Spain and Turin in Italy.