CEVA delivers Typhoon fighter replica for Top Gun London premiere
Seven-hour window for CEVA team to deliver, install replica Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft at central London location
CEVA Logistics Showfreight team managed the logistics for a full-scale replica of a Typhoon fighter jet at the new blockbuster movie premiere in London's Leicester Square last week.
"The team had seven hours to unload and install the scale model for their client BAE Systems who produces the real-world aircraft," according to a statement from CEVA. The Typhoon fighter jet served as the dramatic backdrop of the film premiere.
Following the departure of the stars and royals, the CEVA team were back in action to dismantle the display. "By 6 a.m. the next morning, the replica aircraft and all its associated equipment were dismantled, and Leicester Square was vacated."
"This was a textbook exercise by our experienced team who completed another high-profile and technically challenging project for BAE Systems," says Sharon Robinson, managing director for Showfreight, CEVA Logistics. "Our long-term relationships with our customers allow us to understand and overcome their logistics challenges—even if that means executing the setup in seven hours in the middle of London."
The Typhoon model will next be on display at the Farnborough International Air Show in July. One of the Tempest models was on display at the World Defense Show in Saudi Arabia in March and can be seen at the RAF Cosford Air Show in June, the statement added.
The Top Gun: Maverick, the second part of Top Gun series starring Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise, highlights several fighter jets including an experimental stealth plane touching speed of Mach 10 .