Germany Stretches Tornado Airframe Life Through ‘Extensive’ Program

Credit: Tony Osborne
Germany is undertaking an airframe life extension for its Panavia Tornado fleet which will allow the type to operate through to 2030. The first of the 85 aircraft to receive the upgrade, which takes the airframe life to 8,000 hrs., got airborne on Feb. 10 at Bavaria’s Manching airbase. Work is being...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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