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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.


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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.


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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.”

 

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