Share this article

Spain has grounded its Eurofighter combat aircraft until it completes an investigation into a possible ejector seat problem.

The Spanish defence ministry took the decision a day after Germany grounded its entire fleet of Eurofighter jets as a precaution, according to AFP.

The UK Royal Air Force has resumed normal operation with its Eurofighter Typhoons after completing an urgent safety modification for the aircraft’s Martin-Baker mk16A ejection seat.

Austria has also resumed Typhoon operations after problems with the ejection seat were resolved by specific pilot training and a simple manual modification to the ejection seat.

The UK, Austria, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Spain suspended Typhoon operations after a Royal Saudi Air Force pilot died ejecting from a Eurofighter at Moron air base in Spain.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData