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12 piloti pentru 15 avioaneOnly 12 pilots for 15 Eurofighter jets

29 May 2014 One Comment

eurofighterFortele Aeriene din Austria se afla intr-o situatie paradoxala: au unele dintre cele mai noi si mai moderne avioane de vanatoare din lume, dar n-au piloti pentru ele!

Concret, un oficial din Ministerul Apararii de la Viena a recunoscut ca in momentul de fata Austria are doar 12 piloti pentru cele 15 avioane Eurofighter Typhoon din dotare.

Situatia nu este deloc roza pentru aviatorii militari austrieci. Pentru ca fondurile Ministerului Apararii au fost reduse drastic, orele de zbor au fost taiate si ele. Iar cum un pilot operativ trebuie sa atinga un barem minim de ore de zbor in fiecare an, sefii Aviatiei au decis sa renunte la o treime dintre piloti, din 18 oameni antrenati pentru Eurofighter ajungandu-se acum la numai 12.

Cei sase ghinionsti au fost redistribuiti in alte unitati.

Aventura Eurofighterului in Austria este una extrem de controversata, achizitia fiind si acum discutata si contestata. Austriecii au vrut initial 24 de avioane noi, avansand un pret de 109 milioane de euro per aparat. Au ajuns sa cumpere doar 15 avioane la mana a doua cu 114 milioane de euro per aparat.eurofighterThere are now only 12 pilots available to fly Austria’s 15 Eurofighter jets – which were purchased in a dubious and controversial deal.

Previously Austria had 18 trained pilots – but for financial reasons it can now only afford to employ 12, a spokesman for Defence Minister Gerald Klug said.

Flying hours have had to be reduced, but at the same time pilots must complete a minimum of flying hours – meaning they have had to employ a smaller pool of pilots. Some pilots have been redeployed in the army, as flight simulator trainers.

Since the previous centre-right government made the unpopular decision to acquire the Eurofighters back in 2002, the aircraft has been a cause of political disagreement and remains at the centre of national defence debate.

A 2008 report by the court of auditors calculated that instead of getting 18 state-of-the-art jets at a price of €109 million each, as stipulated by the original contract, a revised deal meant that Austria was suddenly paying an increased unit price of €114 million for 15 partially used, less-advanced jets.

Via The Local

One Comment »

  • Jap said:

    Nar trebui noi sai plingem ca nau ei piloti,pasarile și le-au luat cu malaiul din dividentele de la petrom si zboara tot pe bani nostri,bravo lor.

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