One Hundredth Aircraft Comes Off The Warton In Lancanshire
The 100th Typhoon aircraft built in the UK's final assembly
facility at Warton in Lancashire has come off the assembly
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.
"We're delighted to have achieved this major milestone," said
Tom Fillingham, BAE Systems Aircraft Programs Director. "Together
with the UK MOD and the RAF, we continue our commitment to enhance
and upgrade the aircraft's capabilities. This work known as the
Typhoon Future Capability Upgrade programme is vital to the future
success of the aircraft both in the UK and for current and
potential customers worldwide."
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 program for over
fourteen years including design and development to acceptance of
the first twin seat production aircraft back in 2003."