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The Royal Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoon Display Pilot will perform over the skies of Helsinki as part of the Kaivopuisto Air Show on 9.6.2017.
The Government of the United Kingdom and BAE Systems are offering the Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter to succeed the Hornet as the main fighter of the Finnish Air Force as part of the HX programme.
The Royal Air Force’s Typhoon Display Pilot, Flight Lieutenant Ryan Lawton, will take to the skies in the Eurofighter Typhoon to showcase the aircraft’s power and agility. Eurofighter Typhoon has previously visited Finnish air shows in 2007 and 2016.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a multi-national European project, produced by the leading aircraft manufacturers of Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. Almost 600 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft have been ordered and almost 500 will be in service across Europe over the coming decades. In addition to its four European manufacturing countries, the aircraft is operated by two other air forces and on order by two more.
Paul Hitchcock, Managing Director for BAE Systems Finland, said: “I am very excited that the Eurofighter Typhoon will perform over the Helsinki waterfront, and equally proud to announce BAE Systems’ attendance at the show. The display will be spectacular and I am looking forward to seeing Eurofighter Typhoon over the skies of Helsinki.”
Read more about the HX programme: www.ilmailumuseo.fi/en/hx/
The Kaivopuisto Air Show is a huge, free-of-charge, aviation-themed event, organized by the Finnish Aviation Museum. The Show will be held on Friday Night, 9.6.2017. Various aircraft types representing the past, present and future of Finnish Aviation will take part in the Show. The Show will take place in the air, land and sea. Partners of the event include BAE Systems, Finavia, Finnair, Saab AB, SEK, The Finnish Aeronautical Association and the City of Vantaa.
Markku Kyyrönen, Museum Director, Finnish Aviation Museum
tel. +358 44 777 0797, email@example.com
Perttu Karivalo, Air Show Director
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The Finnish Aviation Museum is a national special museum, it has the largest aeronautical collection in Finland. Finnish aviation and planes either designed or used by Finns are at the heart of the collection. The Finnish Aviation Museum is an active and interactive Museum up to international standards. The museum is located near the Helsinki-Vantaa airport and can easily be reached by several means of transport. The Finnish Aviation Museum is owned by the Finnish Aviation Museum Foundation.