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EUROJET's EJ200 Engine Sets New Standards On-wing

Dépèche transmise le 4 juin 2009 par PRNewswire

HALLBERGMOOS, Germany, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The first EJ200 engine has achieved the significant milestone of 1,000 engine flying hours onboard a Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Engine EN1030 was the first to be built to the Full Operational Clearance standard at the Rolls-Royce assembly facility in Bristol (UK) and was delivered to the RAF in 2003. Since then it has flown in two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in service with 3, 29 and 11 Squadrons, at RAF Coningsby. EN1030 is scheduled to continue flying until 1,200 engine flying hours are achieved, whereupon it will be removed for scheduled maintenance.

Achieving 1,000 engine flying hours with an EJ200 production engine, especially without a need for unscheduled maintenance, demonstrates the reliability of this next generation power plant and represents leading-edge technology, including advanced integrated Health Monitoring to deliver class-leading reliability, maintainability and Through Life Cost.

EUROJET is contracted to produce more than 1,500 EJ200 engines to power a total of 707 Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role combat aircraft which have been ordered by six nations. More than 550 engines are already delivered to the customers. The air forces of The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and Austria have amassed over 120,000 engine flying hours.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of development, support and export functions of the new generation EJ200 engine system, installed in the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. EUROJET's shareholders comprise Avio (Italy), ITP (Spain), MTU Aero Engines (Germany) and Rolls-Royce (UK). The EJ200 engine, with its unprecedented performance record combined with multi-role capability and highest availability at low life-cycle costs, is perfectly set to meet the air forces' demands of today and the future.

Press contact: Jessica Schulte PR and Political Affairs Executive EUROJET Turbo GmbH Lilienthalstr. 2b 85399 Hallbergmoos Germany Tel: +49-811-55-05-165 Mobile: +49-162-25-55-165 Fax: +49-811-55-05-150 E-Mail: j.schulte@eurojet.de http://www.eurojet.eu

CONTACT: Press contact: Jessica Schulte, PR and Political AffairsExecutive, EUROJET Turbo GmbH, Lilienthalstr. 2b, 85399 Hallbergmoos,Germany, Tel: +49-811-55-05-165, Mobile: +49-162-25-55-165, Fax:+49-811-55-05-150, E-Mail:

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