Panavia has industrial management responsibility for the complete Weapons System including overall design authority and airworthiness. Panavia discharges its responsibilities in co-operation with and through the three Panavia Partner Companies.
Since the foundation of the Panavia Consortium, the Tornado management structure and the associated multi-national procedures have proven themselves effective for participating Governments and Industry throughout the whole Weapon System Life Cycle including development, production, upgrade and In-Service Support. It has also established multi-national work sharing principles that continue to be the foundation for the programme. Close international co-operation between the Tornado Customers/Operators and Industry continues to provide technological and economical benefits.
These outstanding achievements are based on four vital elements:
• a common political will to cooperate
• a jointly agreed definition of the common military and economic requirements.• the outstanding ability and expertise of the individuals involved at both government and
• the will to make technical innovation and to go for technologies far ahead of the current state of
The successful collaboration of the three European Nations has resulted in an achievement that has paved the way for other major programmes like Eurofighter in Europe and NATO in the future.
Panavia provides the TORNADO customers with:
• Programme Co-ordination
• Engineering Support
• Technical Support
• Ground Equipment Support
• Material Support
• Repair and Overhaul
• Technical Documentation