Deliveries For Eurofighter Typhoon Warplanes Suspended After Rear Fuselage Defect Discovered

By: | October 1st, 2014

Germany announced yesterday that all deliveries for Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes would be suspended after a rear fuselage manufacturing defect was discovered.

Reports say that the worst case scenario regarding the defect could potentially result in the plane’s hull becoming unstable.

Britain’s Royal Air Force was the first to call the manufacturing issue to attention and had already cut the annual flight hours of the jets in half as a safety precaution.

The Typhoon is built by a team that includes Airbus, Britain’s BAE Systems and Finmeccanica of Italy, and it is well known that both Germany and Britain each currently have more than 100 of the Eurofighter Typhoons in service.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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