HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c633W
Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what British involvement there is in the manufacture of the cockpit frame for Eurofighter; what proportion of the parts of the Eurofighter cockpit are British made; which overseas countries are supplying components to the Eurofighter cockpit frame; which other parts of Eurofighter will be British made, and if he will make a statement. [14353]

Dr. Moonie

The front fuselage of the Eurofighter aircraft, which includes the cockpit frames, is manufactured by BAE Systems Warton as part of the UK's agreed overall aircraft programme work-share of approximately 36 per cent. Eurofighter cockpit equipments are manufactured by various consortia, comprising companies from the four Eurofighter Partner Companies from UK, Germany, Italy and Spain. Work is shared as far as practicable in line with the overall programme work-share. Other parts that are British-made are the front canards, right wing leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps, various avionic equipment and a significant number of major engine parts.