COMUNICADO: Second German Air Force Wing Takes Eurofighter Typhoon

Actualizado 24/07/2006 17:26:01 CET

HALLBERGMOOS, Germany, July 24 /PRNewswire/ --

-- Seventh Eurofighter Unit in Operation

Fighter Wing 74 (Jagdgeschwader JG 74) of the German Air Force will take delivery of its first four Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft tomorrow at their air base in Zell, near Neuburg/Donau.

Fighter Wing 74 will focus purely on operational and tactical flying, in comparison to Fighter Wing 73 at Rostock-Laage, whose responsibilities in addition to their operational role also include the pilot training for the German Air Force and the conversion to type of the Austrian Eurofighter pilots. The German Air Force has already accumulated over 2,000 flying hours on Eurofighter Typhoon.

In total, the four Air Forces of Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom have flown over 9,600 hours of flying up to the beginning of July in operating the 84 aircraft delivered to the four Nations. In addition to Germany's 23 aircraft, Italy have received 16, Spain are operating 14, and the United Kingdom 31. Eight further aircraft are ready for handover to the Air Forces.

With JG 74, the number of Eurofighter Typhoon units in the four Partner Nations has increased to seven:

-- Ala 11 at Morón, Spain,

-- 4 Stormo "Amadeo d'Aosta" at Grosseto, Italy

-- No 3, 17 and 29 Squadron, at RAF Coningsby, United Kingdom

-- JG 73 at Rostock-Laage and JG 74 at Neuburg/Donau, Germany.

In December 2005, the Italian Air Force has started operations with Eurofighter Typhoon while, in the UK, No 3 Squadron received its first aircraft on 31 March 2006, making it the first operational unit of the Royal Air Force.

In addition, the Eurofighter consortium has delivered five Instrumented Production Aircraft that are operated by industry for test purposes alongside the fleet of now five Development Aircraft.

Images

High Resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be downloaded from our web site. Hard Copy images are available on request.

www.eurofighter.com/medialibrary


Contact:
Wolfdietrich Hoeveler
Vice President Communication
Eurofighter GmbH
+49-811-801-555 (Office)
+49-170-855-0474 (Mobile)
wolfdietrich.hoeveler@eurofighter.com
Mark Ritson
Head of Public Relations
Eurofighter GmbH
+49-811-801-555 (Office)
+49-172-893-21-47 (Mobile)
mark.ritson@eurofighter.com

Contact: Wolfdietrich Hoeveler, Vice President Communication, Eurofighter GmbH, +49-811-801-555 (Office), +49-170-855-0474 (Mobile), wolfdietrich.hoeveler@eurofighter.com; Mark Ritson, Head of Public Relations, Eurofighter GmbH, +49-811-801-555 (Office), +49-172-893-21-47 (Mobile), mark.ritson@eurofighter.com

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