BAE defence workers help keep RAF fighter jet flying high

BAE defence workers help keep RAF fighter jet flying high

BAE defence workers help keep RAF fighter jet flying high

First published in News

A 250-strong team of defence workers from East Lancashire have played a crucial role keeping a famous fighter jet in the skies.

The ‘tooling team’ from BAE Systems site at Samlesbury were called in to carry out never-before-attempted work on the Tornado aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force.

They worked alongside RAF engineers and colleagues from the company’s in-service team from Warton to fix a problem to the top honeycomb panel. Having spotted the problem, the team at RAF Marham, Norfolk, where the aircraft is based, laser-mapped the panel and sent an image through to Samlesbury.

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