The Spanish Air Force will receive ON Aircraft Scheduled Inspections Industrial Service (OASIIS) from EADS for the Eurofighter aircraft being operated at Morón Air Base near Seville.

The €150m, ten-year contract will include scheduled maintenance and the procurement and management of consumables for the Eurofighter fleet.

The contract is performance based, in which the industry takes on risks and responsibilities associated with the fulfilment of availability criteria.

EADS Defence & Security in Spain CEO Enrique Barrientos said this is the first time the firm has signed this kind of shared risk agreement with the Air Force and it could form the basis for more logistical support contracts in the future.