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EFA Paperweight

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1242
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: EFA Paperweight
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: British Aerospace
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Typhoon (Eurofighter/EFA)
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
70 
Height (mm):
55 
Depth (mm):
65 
Weight (g):
130 
Location: Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

European Fighter Aircraft
EFA
First Metal Cut
6th September, 1988
British Aerospace - Military Aircraft Div.

Notes:

In 1983 the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain launched the Future European Fighter Aircraft (FEFA) programme. In Turin on 2 August 1985 Italy, West Germany and the UK agreed to go ahead with the Eurofighter. Spain rejoined the Eurofighter project in early September 1985. The aircraft was known as Eurofighter EFA from the late 1980s until it was renamed EF 2000 in 1992. The maiden flight of the Eurofighter prototype took place on 27 March 1994 and on 2nd September 1998, a naming ceremony was held at Farnborough when the Typhoon name was formally adopted

This 70mm diameter hemisphere has a flat on the spherical surface so that it can stand on this flat with its front face tilted at about 45°. It was presented to Derek I Jackson.
The wording is; ‘European Fighter Aircraft. EFA. First Metal Cut 6th September 1988. British Aerospace-Military Aircraft Division’.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.

 

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