4 RAF Typhoons Arrive to Lima 2013 Air Show

25.03.2013 Asia
4 RAF Typhoons Arrive to Lima 2013 Air Show

4 RAF Typhoons Arrive to Lima 2013 Air Show

Facebook icon
Twitter icon
LinkedIn icon
Google icon
e-mail icon
All eyes turned skywards in Penang (Malaysia) Friday with the arrival of 4 Royal Air Force Typhoons.

The Typhoon aircraft have flown from the UK ahead of the LIMA 2013 air show on Langkawi this week (26-30 March).

The 29 Squadron RAF team will be displaying the new multi-role combat aircraft at the event and promise air show spectators a performance to remember.

Display pilot Flt Lt Jamie Norris is paying his first ever visit to Malaysia and is looking forward to the Show.

“I've been working hard on the 2013 display through a damp and cold English winter. So to arrive and perform my first display of the 2013 season in a warm and beautiful Malaysia is a great pleasure and honour for me and the team,” he said.

BAE Systems is one of the 4 European partner industries that developed Typhoon and is leading a bid to offer the jet to the Royal Malaysian Air Force once its competition for MiG 29 replacement gets underway later this year.  

“Our job is to let Malaysia know that selecting Typhoon is not just about owning a world-leading fighter.   It is also important to know that it means sustained benefits to the Malaysian economy through industrial partnerships, jobs, technology and skills development. While we will be getting those 'partnership' messages across on the ground at LIMA we can leave Typhoon to do its own talking - in the air above Langkawi.” said BAE Systems’ Kuala Lumpur-based Regional Managing Director, John Brosnan.


Latest events

Latest Issues