Since entry into service, 15 Eurofighter Typhoons of the Austrian Armed Forces have completed a total of 5,000 flying hours. In the last few years Austria has successfully used this European interceptor aircraft several times for air surveillance duties and for safeguarding its territorial sovereignty.
On behalf of the Eurofighter consortium and its Eurofighter Partner Companies, Eurofighter CEO, Enzo Casolini, congratulated the Austrian Armed Forces for this impressive performance: “We would like to thank our competent partners in Austria for the excellent cooperation and adhere to our common objective, to optimise the proven cooperation over the next years.”
In recent weeks, Eurofighter Typhoons fulfilled their mission during numerous international events in Austria. For example, they were supervising the airspace during the Alpine Ski World Championship in Schladming/Styria as well as during the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos/Switzerland. As part of the airspace surveillance operation “Daedalus 2013” the aircraft ensured that no unknown aircraft over Austrian territory could approach the conference in Switzerland.
Since entry into service in 2004, more than 350 Eurofighter Typhoons have been delivered to six nations: Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria and Saudi Arabia. In December 2012, Oman became the seventh customer and ordered a total of twelve aircraft. Currently, Eurofighter Typhoon is in service at 20 operational units and up to now, the whole fleet has completed more than 160,000 flying hours worldwide.
Date: Feb 18, 2013