HALBERGMOOS, Germany, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
EUROJET Turbo GmbH, the European consortium behind the EJ200 engine project, celebrates the delivery of its 1000th 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 the 23rd May, 2013 to power the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.
Guest speakers at the celebration, which took place at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. (DGAP) [German Council on Foreign Relations] in Berlin on the 4th June, included Mr Philip Dunne MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, United Kingdom and Mr Florian Hahn, MP, Member of the Defence Committee, Germany.
In his address, Mr Philip Dunne 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.'
Mr 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 390,000 Engine Flying Hours. More than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies are secured by the EUROJET and Eurofighter programme.
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