Saturday, August 11, 2007

Production flight acceptance testing

From United Press Internationals

BAE Systems have announced details of its Block 5 Retrofit 2 upgrade program for the British Royal Air Force's Eurofighter.

"The maiden flight of the first Block 5 production aircraft has already demonstrated the benefits of continued improvements on the Typhoon development program," BAE Systems said.

“The aircraft performed exceptionally well, achieving a high level of performance. This production flight acceptance testing flight was one of the best ever, achieving 90 percent of the planned schedule,” said Martin Topping, Typhoon final assembly operations manager.

"The Block 5 standard gives Typhoon full air-to-air and initial air-to-ground capability with full carefree handling," BAE Systems said.

No comments: