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Hawk achieves 5,000 flying hours

The first UK Hawk TMk2 completes 5,000 flying hours
The first UK Hawk TMk2 completes 5,000 flying hours.

The first Royal Air Force Hawk TMk2 has completed 5,000 flying hours.  The Hawk aircraft ZK024 was flown as part of a formation by Wing Commander Kevin Marsh, the Officer Commanding IV Squadron.

BAE Systems jointly with sub-contractor Babcock’s maintains the Hawk TMk1 and TMk2 aircraft fleets based at RAF Valley, Anglesey. 

The BAE Systems Advanced Jet Trainer Hawk TMk2 has been in service with the RAF since July 2009. 

Almost 1000 Hawk aircraft have been sold or are on order, training fast jet pilots in more than 20 other nations.