Farnborough Air Show

Last-minute arrival: Gripen NG makes trade show debut

 - July 18, 2010, 11:26 AM

The Saab Gripen NG demonstrator arrives at Farnborough today on the second leg of its international public debut, having spent the weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford (seen in this photo). The Swedish government, which owns the aircraft, granted permission for its trip to the UK only on Thursday. The aircraft has been outside Sweden already, however, having been evaluated by the Indian Air Force in May, as will be detailed in tomorrow’s edition of Farnborough Airshow News. Powered by a General Electric F414G engine, the advanced technology demonstrator has flown more than 175 times since its first flight in May 2008.