BAe Systems has announced the maiden flight of the first production British
Eurofighter-Typhoon aircraft. The 24-minute flight took off from BAe System's
facility at Warton.
This first flight is part of a major achievement for the Eurofighter Typhoon
project, as all of the European partners have seen their first series production
aircraft make their maiden flights in the last few days.
official handover of the first Typhoon to the Royal Air Force is scheduled for
later this year.
Each of the first four Typhoon aircraft, delivered to each nation involved in
this project, will now undertake a series of tests for type acceptance process.
Later this year Air Forces from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain
will take delivery of their first production Typhoon.
Eurofighter Typhoon program calls for production of 620 aircraft. The United
Kingdom will take delivery of 232 aircraft, Germany 180 aircraft, Italy 121
aircraft and Spain 87 aircraft.
The Kingdom of Norway seems to be interested in this aircraft. Austria and
Greece already selected The Typhoon to meet their requirements for a future
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