Hand-over ceremony of 200th Eurofighter
A military ceremony set the scene for the hand-over of the 200th Eurofighter production aircraft from EADS Defence & Security (DS) to the operator, the German Air Force.
The event, which summarized all deliveries from the four international final assembly facilities, took place today at the Military Aviation Centre of DS' business unit Military Air System (MAS) and gathered both the industrial as well as the military Eurofighter community.
Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of MAS and chairman of the supervisory board of the Eurofighter GmbH stated the "delivery of the 200th Eurofighter aircraft representing the best of high-tech in defence aeronautics in Europe today."
Berndt Wünsche, Eurofighter programme director within MAS, added: "I'm delighted that there is so much more in the production pipeline after today's 200th aircraft. With more than 700 aircraft currently in the order book and Mr Casolini's forecast for around 300 more for export, we all are privileged to jointly work for such a powerful programme."
The 200th Eurofighter production aircraft with the tactical number 30+51 was then handed over to the German Air Force and will serve on active duty with Fighter Wing (Jagdgeschwader) 73 "Steinhoff" at Rostock-Laage in northeast Germany.