The Eurofighter community welcomes Oman as a new member to join the international defence programme. Oman will become the seventh customer to operate the world’s most advanced new generation swing-role/multi-role combat aircraft.
On behalf of the Eurofighter consortium and its European Partner Companies (EPC) the CEO of Eurofighter, Enzo Casolini, said: “We are pleased to welcome Oman as the newest member of our Eurofighter family. Eurofighter Typhoon is an exceptional aircraft and is already proven and trusted by six nations to effectively perform in all operational environments. This is wonderful news and another milestone in the history of our successful programme. We are looking forward to developing a long-term partnership with the Royal Air Force of Oman.”
Since entry-into-service in 2004, more than 340 aircraft have been delivered to six nations: the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and export customers Austria and Saudi Arabia. There are now 20 Eurofighter Operating Units all over the world. So far the worldwide Eurofighter fleet has achieved over 160,000 flying hours.
Date: Dec 21, 2012