EURO­JET cel­e­brates de­liv­ery of 1,000th EJ200 pro­duc­tion engine


EURO­JET Turbo GmbH, the Euro­pean con­sor­tium be­hind the EJ200 engine pro­ject is cel­e­brat­ing the de­liv­ery of its 1,000th EJ200 pro­duc­tion engine. The land­mark engine was as­sem­bled at the fa­cil­i­ties of In­dus­tria de Turbo Propul­sores S.A. (ITP) in Madrid, Spain, and de­liv­ered to the Span­ish Air Force on May 23, 2013, to power the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.

Philip Dunne, MP, Par­lia­men­tary Un­der Sec­re­tary of State for De­fence Equip­ment, Sup­port and Tech­nol­ogy, United King­dom stated: “This is a ma­jor mile­stone for this pro­ject and to­gether the EJ200 and Eurofighter are a real and pow­er­ful ex­am­ple of what we can achieve to­gether.”

Cle­mens Lin­den, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of EURO­JET, added in his clos­ing state­ment: ‘This is a Euro­pean col­lab­o­ra­tion jour­ney of suc­cess!’

The EURO­JET con­sor­tium is re­spon­si­ble for the man­age­ment of de­vel­op­ment, sup­port and ex­port of the new gen­er­a­tion EJ200 engine sys­tem. EURO­JET’s share­hold­ers com­prise Avio S.p.A. (Italy), ITP S.A. (Spain), MTU Aero En­gines AG (Ger­many) and Rolls-Royce plc (UK). The engine rep­re­sents out­stand­ing and in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy which con­tin­u­ally demon­strates ex­cep­tional per­for­mance in the Eurofighter Typhoon. With its un­prece­dented per­for­mance record, com­bined with multi-role ca­pa­bil­ity and high­est avail­abil­ity at low life-cy­cle costs, the EJ200 engine is per­fectly set to meet the air forces’ de­mands of to­day and the fu­ture.

EURO­JET is con­tracted to pro­duce over 1,500 EJ200 en­gines to power a to­tal of 719 Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role com­bat air­craft on or­der by seven na­tions. With 789 en­gines al­ready in ser­vice in Eurofighter Typhoon fleets op­er­ated by the Air Forces of Ger­many, the United King­dom, Italy, Spain, Aus­tria and the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia, the EJ200 has amassed over 3,90,000 Engine Fly­ing Hours. More than 1,00,000 jobs in 400 com­pa­nies are se­cured by the EURO­JET and Eurofighter pro­gramme.

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