13 March, 2007
The Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB) on Monday proceeded in a new cooperation with the European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Company.
The contract project concerns the manufacture, at EAB’s installations, of the “vary cowl” important structural section of the Eurofighter. The project amounts to four million euros and at a first stage, the “vary cowl” will be manufactured at EAB until 2013.
The president of EADS’ Military Aircraft Systems Sector, Johann Heitzmann, described the project as a “fine example of industrial cooperation” with EAB and expressed EADS’ readiness to offer more opportunities for industrial participation and access to high technology to EAB, “provided a positive decision is taken for the purchase of the Eurofighter in Greece.”
On his part, EAB managing director Tassos Filippakos said that “the new contract represents an example of the lengthy and successful cooperation between the two companies, which includes the manufacture by EAB of components of Airbus aircraft and of the fuselage of the Eurofighter Typhoon.”
Source: Athens News Agency