Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise – TyTAN

Availability contract for the Royal Air Force Typhoons

Eurofighter Typhoon is a multi-role combat aircraft manufactured by a consortium representing 4 nations: BAE Systems - UK, Leonardo - Italy, Airbus - Germany and Spain.

The ‘Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise’ (TyTAN) is a 10-year support solution for the Royal Air Force Typhoon fleet. It is aimed at improving aircraft availability while reducing the costs of operating the fleet based at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth by more than a third.

The cost savings, estimated to be over £500M, will be reinvested into the future Typhoon development and capability upgrades.

A Key Partnership

Signed in 2016, TyTAN brings together suppliers from across Europe into a single programme. As part of the agreement, Leonardo is working alongside BAE Systems and the Royal Air Force to deliver the Joint Avionics Solution (JAS). This will see our company support all of the Typhoon fleet’s avionics equipment until 2026.

Leonardo contributes more than 60 per cent of the avionics for the Typhoon including leading the consortia responsible that develop the aircraft’s radar, infrared search and track sensors, and its electronic warfare defensive aid suite.

The company has a track record in delivering cost-saving support packages for Typhoon. Leonardo also provides the maintenance service for Italian Air Force Typhoons, based on aircraft availability, which has proven to be a great success.

Main features

  • Delivering a single leaner, more cost effective and responsive support solution for the Royal Air Force 
  • Improving maintenance and in-service support to increase the availability of the Typhoon fleet
  • Reinvesting cost savings into future Typhoon capability programmes to ensure the aircraft remains operationally relevant for decades to come