Cassidian congratulates the Spanish Air Force for the achievement of one of its pilots in reaching 1,000 flight hours in the Eurofighter aircraft
15 January 2013
- Commander Roqué of the 11th Wing has achieved 1,000 flight hours in the Eurofighter
- This milestone was achieved during an air defence training sortie over the Alboran Sea
Commander D. Miguel Ángel Roqué de Santiago became the first Spanish Air Force pilot to fly 1,000 hours in the Eurofighter aircraft during an air defence training sortie over the Alboran Sea.
Commander Roqué, a native of Calahorra (La Rioja), arrived in the 11th Wing on the Morón Air Base (Seville) in January 2006 and has served in both the 111 and 113 Squadrons for more than four years as a flight instructor for the conversion of pilots to the Eurofighter.
Pilar Albiac, COO of Cassidian and CEO of Cassidian Spain, said: “Sincere congratulations on behalf of myself and the whole team at Cassidian to the Spanish Air Force for having achieved this new milestone, which demonstrates the maturity and operating level that has been reached with the Eurofighter. We are proud to contribute to national defence with the Eurofighter programme, which involves strengthening the European industry in the competitive world market.”
Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2011, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.
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