Alenia signs a contract for Oman's Eurofighter aircraft
Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract worth about EUR 170 million with Eurofighter GmbH for the supply of components, systems and services on Alenia Aermacchi responsibility for the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft ordered by Oman in December 2012. The contract includes services and other activities to be provided by Alenia Aermacchi also for the initial five-year logistics support package requested by the Royal Air Force of Oman.
Alenia will start producing the components for Oman’s Eurofighters in 2014 and the first complete aircraft will be delivered to the Royal Air Force of Oman in 2017.
Oman’s order represents the European Consortium’s third export success story, making the Sultanate of Oman the seventh customer of the aircraft. This order brings the overall number of Eurofighter ordered to date to 719, 517 of which have been contracted, by Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Austria and Oman. This number of orders makes Eurofighter the Europe’s largest collaborative program in the Defence sector.
Since entry-into-service in 2004, the over 350 aircraft delivered to 20 operational units of six Air Forces accumulated more than 160,000 flying hours.