in Defence / Events

European Eurofighters celebrate Finnish Air Force's 100th anniversary

Posted 18 June 2018 · Add Comment

Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from across Europe were on display as part of a major celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the Finnish Air Force.

Copyright © 2018 BAE Systems. All rights reserved

Demonstrating the strength of Eurofighter as the core of Europe’s air power, aircraft from the German, UK, Italian and Spanish air forces were proud to line up static display for record crowds of 30,000 people at the Finnish Air Force Centenary Air Show in Jyväskylä, on 16 and 17 June.
Eurofighter partner companies BAE Systems and Airbus Defence and Space, alongside team members from Leonardo, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and Eurojet and representatives from the UK Government and partner nation Embassies, presented a European Eurofighter showcase to the public and visiting dignitaries. Military, political and industrial delegations held discussions with the Eurofighter team throughout the event.

Copyright © 2018 BAE Systems. All rights reserved

A Eurofighter from the UK Royal Air Force took to the skies on both days in a spectacular air display by Flt Lt Jim Peterson, demonstrating the power, speed and agility of the multi-role combat aircraft.

Alan Garwood, Group Business Development Director for BAE Systems, leading the team at the show said: “We are extremely proud to have played a major part in honouring the centenary of the Finnish Air Force. Our team from across the Eurofighter companies, and our partners, worked extremely hard to showcase the aircraft and were delighted to welcome the public and dignitaries from across the military, industry and politics in Finland. The presence of Eurofighter aircraft from all four European partner nations was a fantastic tribute as part of what is a landmark celebration.”


* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

AAD2018: Air BP tech services to support African aviation growth

International aviation fuel products and services supplier, Air BP, returns to Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018) at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa, this week, using the event to share how its technical

Qatari Typhoon and Hawk export deal takes off

Qatar’s deal to buy 24 Typhoon jets and nine Hawks is now officially effective after BAE Systems received its first payment yesterday.

Net successfully snares space debris

The RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit, marking the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology.

Steve Griffiths appointed Stansted Airport COO

Steve Griffiths, most recently Chief Operating Officer for the London Underground at Transport for London and previously Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Atlantic Airways, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of

JFD and US Navy unveil Shadow Nav

JFD has partnered with the United States (US) Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Centre – Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) in the development of an advanced combat diver navigation module, Shadow Nav, bringing a hands-free underwater

ICAO calls for applications to YAPP

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is calling for applications to the 2019 Young Aviation Professionals Programme (YAPP).

Getac SK0409041218
See us at
AdvancedEngin BT1406011118Aviation Africa 2019DVD18BT3105200918SMI GMSCBT3005081118SMIFAVSBT151118