Air Covers, a leading specialist in the design of bespoke protective covers for the aerospace and marine sector, has won a competitive bid to provide environmental protective covers for 147 RAF Typhoon aircraft. Air Covers also won the supply contract for the Typhoon Display Team.
Deliveries of the covers to RAF Coningsby have already started. A total of 50 complete sets have been dispatched to date, with a further 97 to follow. Each cupola cover is made at Air Covers’ facility in Wrexham, North Wales.
The Typhoon fleet will be protected with Air Covers’ full convection cooling cover technology. The cupola covers are 30% lighter than the aircraft’s incumbent covers, which were also creating a heat sink effect, raising cockpit temperatures above ambient levels. The new covers have been successfully trialed and tested with three air forces (with similar combat aircraft) in Italy, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.Email Post to a Friend