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Washington, DC, United States, 2013/04/18 - Alenia Aermacchi, 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. FNC IM; SIFI.MI
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 Omanís Eurofighters in 2014 and the first complete aircraft will be delivered to the Royal Air Force of Oman in 2017.
Omanís order represents the European Consortiumís 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 Europeís 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.
Finmeccanica (finmeccanica.com) is Italyís leading industrial group in the high technology sector and ranks among the top ten global players in aerospace, defence and security. The Finmeccanica Group focuses on three strategic sectors - Helicopters, Defence Electronics and Security and Aeronautics - in which it generates 73% of its revenues and 67% of its orders and employs 74% of its staff. Finmeccanica is Europeís leading defence systems company and is well positioned at international level, and has a strong presence in the space sector, where it has the leadership in the satellite services market. Furthermore, the group has substantial expertise and a well-established position on the global transport and power generation markets.