The Successful Panavia Tornado Programme

In terms of the number of aircraft built and delivered, Tornado remains Europe's largest military aircraft co-operation programme. Nearly 1000 aircraft have been delivered to the Air Forces of Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Within Industry, the Tornado programme is managed as a consortium, led by Panavia Aircraft GmbH as the Tornado management company and with Leonardo, BAE Systems and Airbus Defence and Space as Panavia Partner Companies. 

The partner companies and shareholders Leonardo (15%), BAE Systems (42,5%) and Airbus Defence and Space (42,5%) function as national main contractors to Panavia which is located in Munich. 

The programme is guided and monitored on behalf of the British, German and Italian Governments by NAMMO (NATO MRCA Management and Production Organisation) for which the executive agency NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Organisation, formerly NAMMA) forms the operative arm and is also located in Munich.

Panavia is the tri-national Prime Contractor to NETMA.