EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET), the consortium responsible for the EJ200 engine installed on the Eurofighter Typhoon, has signed a new contract with NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) for the supply of 56 new EJ200 engines for the German Air Force.
Part of the production of this new order will be carried out by Avio Aero, partner of the EUROJET consortium together with Rolls-Royce, MTU Aero Engines, ITP. Specifically, the Rivalta di Torino, Pomigliano D'Arco and Brindisi plants will be engaged in the production of the low pressure turbine (designed with single crystal blades and with the most advanced technologies), the accessory drive transmission, the afterburner, the tank and the oil pump. Furthermore, Avio Aero is the exclusive partner for assistance and engine maintenance services dedicated to the fleet of Typhoon of the Italian Air Force.
“This new order is further confirmation of the importance of Avio Aero's professionalism and expertise in the military field - declares Pierfederico Scarpa, Commercial, Marketing & Strategy VP of Avio Aero. It is an area in which we are investing heavily on several fronts, including the military version of the Catalyst - GE Aviation's first engine made in Europe. Receiving new orders is the right incentive to continue in this direction. "
Since the delivery of the first engine in 2003, over a thousand EJ200s have been delivered to the fleets of the nine customer nations for a total of over one million flight hours.
“The new supply for the German Air Force is proof of the goodness and technical excellence of this engine - says Riccardo Brusa, Military Engines Commercial Director of Avio Aero. We have been part of EUROJET since 1986 and since 2003 the advantages of this engine have been recognized not only by the market but also by direct users, the drivers. There is no better satisfaction for those who build them like us. "
The first engines under this new order will be delivered by 2023.