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Typhoon Supply Chain

In 2013, more than £650m was spent with supply chain companies across the United Kingdom by the team behind one of the world’s leading fighter aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon.

Suppliers contribution

Typhoon at RIAT 2013
Typhoon at RIAT 2013

Figures revealed by the Eurofighter Typhoon programme, which is flown by air forces across the globe including the RAF, show it spent £690m with supply chain companies during 2013. Please find below two supplier case studies for more information.

Case study 1 - Rolls Royce

Rolls RoyceA worker with an EJ200 engine which powers the Eurofighter Typhoon at Rolls-Royce's factory in Filton, Bristol.

From its state-of-the-art facility in Filton, Bristol, engineering giant Rolls-Royce produces 37 per cent of the EJ200 engine which powers the Eurofighter Typhoon.

To date, the contract has been worth approximately £3 billion to Rolls-Royce which supports up to 1,000 jobs within the business and its supply chain.

Rolls-Royce Programme Director, Steve Spooner said: “The manufacture of these parts includes a number of high-tech processes which are developed specifically to meet the demanding standards specified for the EJ200 engine.”

For more information, read the full case study here.

Case study 2 - Denroy Plastics

A worker at Denroy Plastics' factory in Bangor, Northern Ireland, where work is carried out for the Eurofighter Typhoon programme.

Plastics manufacturer Denroy Plastics makes around 180 parts which fit on to the Eurofighter Typhoon from brackets for the exhaust to parts for the aircraft’s escape ladder at its base in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

Its work on Typhoonaccounts for around £200,000 of sales from the company’s aerospace and defence work, which makes up nearly a third of its overall turnover.

Sales manager Jim Knowles said: “We have been working with BAE Systems since the Eurofighter Typhoon was born and this work has helped us grow the aerospace side of our business.”

For more information, read the full case study here.