Hallbergmoos, Germany: Eurojet Turbo GmbH has expressed confidence about its EJ200 fighter jet engine, especially after presenting it before an international aerospace community at the International Aero India seminar (5-7 Feb.) and the Aero India exhibition (7-11 Feb.) in Bangalore. The EJ200 engine, powers the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Eurojet said that it was delighted with the response that it received during the Aero India international seminar, attended by more than 1,000 scientists, experts and dignitaries. According to Eurojet, the EJ200 engine "…was widely recognised as the benchmark new generation military engine." It said that this was pointed out in several presentations and discussions.
According to Hartmut J. Tenter, managing director, Eurojet, "This international event in India has confirmed our good market position. An increasing number of countries and institutions from all around the globe are expressing serious interest in the EJ200 engine."
Tenter said that the EJ200 "…technologically supersedes its competitors, delivering the highest thrust-to-weight ratio with the most simple engine architecture. The EJ200 engine delivers highest reliability levels (FOD-tolerant, lowest engine removal rate) and provides power for multi-mission capability (supercruise, carefree handling and full authority digital engine control) of the Eurofighter Typhoon."
Tenter went on to add that the Eurofighter aircraft and EJ200 engine are two systems "…with a high potential of interest for India, strategically and industrially. We are very confident in our product and look forward to the RFP for the up-coming competition to select a new fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force".
Eurojet Turbo GmbH is the leading European military aerospace engine consortium responsible for the development, production, maintenance, support and sales of the new generation EJ200 engine.
Eurojet's shareholders are Avio (Italy), ITP (Spain), MTU Aero Engines (Germany) and Rolls-Royce (UK).