In Erding in the north-east of Munich maintenance facilities
for the Panavia Tornado and all turbo-engines used by the Luftwaffe are
Order of Luftwaffenwerft 11 is to maintain, overhaul and
repair the turbojet-engines of the flying weapon systems Tornado and F-4F
Phantom and the turboshaft-engines of the Bell UH-1D and Bo-105 helicopters.
Luftwaffenwerft 13 carries out the major overhaul on Tornado
aircraft after about 2800 hours in flight. The maintenance activities during
these overhaul takes about eight months and contains: removing the painting,
taking the aircraft into pieces, checking the airframe, wings and stabilizers,
fighting corrosion, checking hydraulic, electronic and avionic systems
and other major aircraft components like landing gear, fuel tanks and pipes,
ejector seats, guns and other weapon systems, ...
The Erding airfield is used only for maintenance flights.
Most pictures were taken during Open Day on Erding
Airfield September 15th 1996.