Eurofighter Typhoon - Production Programme                                                           http://www.eurofighte...
Eurofighter Typhoon - Production Programme                                                          http://www.eurofighter...
Eurofighter Typhoon - Production Programme                                                                http://www.eurof...
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Eurofighter Production Programme

  1. 1. Eurofighter Typhoon - Production Programme Search | Links | Sitemap | Contact Us Text Size: A AA Home / News Home Eurofighter Typhoon Organisation News Interactive Production Programme Press Office The overall production contract for the initial purchase of 620 aircraft plus an Media Library option for 90 aircraft was signed by NETMA and Eurofighter GmbH on 30 January IASS 1998. Production of 232 aircraft for the UK, 180 aircraft for Germany, 121 aircraft for Italy, and 87 aircraft for Spain will be in three tranches each with 148, 236 and 236 aircraft respectively. Under this maximum price Umbrella Contract, were the following agreements: Supplement 1 for Production Investment for the 620 aircraft, and long lead items for the first batch of 148 aircraft A framing agreement for Integrated Logistic Support for the whole programme On 18 September 1998, the Supplement 2 fixed price agreements were signed between the NATO Eurofighter Management Agency (NETMA), Eurofighter GmbH and Eurojet GmbH. These agreements translate the maximum prices defined in the Production Umbrella contracts into firm orders at fixed prices for a first Tranche of weapon systems comprising 148 aircraft. The agreements also include spare engines and role equipment for the Tranche 1 aircraft, and long lead-time items for Tranche 2 of 236 aircraft. Further orders for the full range of spares, ground support equipment, training aids, and support for the first Tranche of aircraft have been finalised for the first five years of service and support. First metal was cut in the second quarter of 1998 and assembly of the Front and Centre Fuselage for the first production aircraft began by the end of 1998. Work on the first right and left wing started early 1999. Deliveries of aircraft to the Air Forces started in Summer 2003. All 148 aircraft (including one airframe for fatigue testing) were delivered by June 2008. The production contract for the second Tranche of 236 aircraft was signed on 14 December 2004. The first Tranche 2 aircraft took to the air on 16 January 2008 at EADS Military Air Systems in Manching. Deliveries started in October 2008. The proposal for 236 aircraft in Tranche 3 was submitted by Eurofighter GmbH to 1 sur 3 07/04/2010 14:34
  2. 2. Eurofighter Typhoon - Production Programme NETMA on 14 December 2007. Industry and the Nations intend to sign the production contract by end 2008. The first export contract was signed in July 2003 for 18 aircraft (Tranche 2) to Austria. The contract was revised in 2007, and Austria will receive 15 aircraft out of Tranche 1 between 2007 and 2009. The four nations had agreed to divert 15 Tranche 1 aircraft to Austria and receive additional Tranche 2 standard aircraft instead. In September 2007 a second export contract for Eurofighter Typhoon was signed between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Based on the industrial contracts finalized early December 2007 Saudi Arabia will receive 72 aircraft beginning 2009. Production of Eurofighter Typhoon is characterized by modern manufacturing techniques and principles. Integrated Product Teams look at lean manufacturing methods to cut down delivery lead-times, to keep cost down and to increase productivity. The use of advanced materials like carbon-fibre keeps the complexity of parts low and reduces the total number of parts. A high level of automation has been achieved by using CATIA for designing the tools and programming numerical controlled machines on the shop floor. Following the single-source principle, the four partners share production as follows: Alenia left hand wing, outboard flaperons, rear fuselage Aeronautica front fuselage, foreplanes, windscreen and canopy, centre BAE SYSTEMS fuselage frames, dorsal spine, fin, inboard flaperons and rear fuselage stage 1 EADS (Spain) right hand wing and leading-edge slats EADS centre fuselage (Germany) Four final assembly lines have been set up by the four partner companies: Alenia Aeronautica Caselle near Turin BAE SYSTEMS Warton EADS (Spain) Getafe near Madrid EADS (Germany) Manching Production by Tranches Tranche Aircraft Timescale for deliveries 1 148 2003 to 2008 2 236 2008 to 2013 3 236 After 2012 Sub-total 620 15 Austria - 2007 to 2009 72 Saudi Arabia - 2009 onwards 2 sur 3 07/04/2010 14:34
  3. 3. Eurofighter Typhoon - Production Programme Total 707 High Resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be downloaded from our web site. Hard Copy images are available on request. For more information contact Marco Valerio Bonelli Head of PR & Communications Eurofighter GmbH +49 811 801 555 (Office) +49 811 801557 (Fax) +49 172 842 6017 (Mobile) Back to Top Data Protection | Accessibility | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Impressum Developed by: Open Platform © Eurofighter Typhoon 2010 3 sur 3 07/04/2010 14:34