Eurofighter hull hitch: Germany halves fighter flying hours

Eurofighter hull hitch: Germany halves fighter flying hours

The German Air Force has spotted a manufacturing fault in the hull of Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jet. The Defense Ministry ordered annual flying hours for each aircraft be halved due to the fuselage possibly becoming unstable.

The defect was discovered in the rear section of the aircraft’s hull, forcing the announcement of suspended delivery of the jets assembled at the EADS plant in Germany’s Manching, news website Spiegel Online reported.

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