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    Over 950 Aircraft have been delivered to the Air Forces of Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

  • Germany


    The German modernisation programmes will allow the Luftwaffe to maintain its Tornado fleet in service until beyond 2030…

  • Italy


    The Italian upgrade programme was divided into three phases and, together with ongoing capability enhancements will enable the entire Italian Tornado fleet to maintain its potential until beyond 2025…

  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom Mid Life Update Programme permitted the British Tornado GR.4 to remain in service until 2019…

  • Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    The Royal Saudi Air Force has put its operational fleet through an upgrade programme, defined as the Tornado Sustainment Programme (TSP) and is embarking on a further range of enhancements…

The Successful European Military / Industrial Programme

In terms of the number of aircraft built and delivered, Tornado remains one of Europe´s largest military aircraft co-operation programmes

Contemporary air power needs to be flexible, hard hitting, rapid reaction and readily available.

The Panavia Tornado weapon system combines in one airframe a full deterrent capability, representing the most effective aircraft of its class today.

Tornado was designed and produced by the aircraft industries of three nations, in one of the largest, most challenging and most successful multi-national aircraft programmes ever conceived.

‘’The success of the Tornado programme was a result of the holistic view taken from the start, recognizing the customer’s needs would change over the life of the programme and that discipline, good engineering and project management were crucial’’

From ‘’Creating Systems that Work’’ Study by the Royal Academy of Engineering, London 2007

Tornado represents an invaluable opportunity to be at the forefront of new technologies

News + Press Releases

Apr 17, 2018
ILA Berlin Air Show 2018

Panavia will be represented again this year at the ILA Berlin from 25th to 29th April 2018.

We would be...

Feb 24, 2016
“Over Forty Years and Still Cutting-Edge: The Story of Tornado”

The online magazine Industrial PRIME reports about the Tornado, “a nation-uniting miracle of engineering”: ...

Jul 24, 2015
Tornado celebrates 35 years TTTE at RIAT

Following the 2014 commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Tornado's first flight, another significant...