As Ian CRAWFORD’s mandate as President of EPI Europrop International GmbH comes to an end, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe BRUNEAU as President of EPI with full responsibility to manage the TP400 engine program with effect from 1st of September 2016.
Christophe arrives at a critical phase for the TP400 program as we ensure the Power Gear Box integration plan as well as the continued ramp up and in service support of the engine program. Christophe and Ian CRAWFORD will ensure a seamless transition during the interim period.
Christophe is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH, a joint venture between Safran Electronics & Defense and MTU Aero Engines located in Munich. Christophe has the appropriate skills to take on this responsibility as he has a fifteen years strong experience in various European aerospace companies, especially in EPI as he held the TP400 Executive Program Director position up to 2011 and played a decisive role in the recovery of the TP400 Fadec crisis.
In the name of the EPI Board, I would like to wish Christophe every success in his new role and warmly thank Ian Crawford for his strong contribution to the TP400 program and his management of EPI during a very challenging phase.
Notes to Editors
EPI Europrop International GmbH was created by four leading European aero- engine companies (Industria de Turbo Propulsores, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Snecma [Safran]) to manage the TP400 engine programme.
Designed to power the Airbus Military A400M military transport, the TP400 is the most powerful turboshaft engine in the West. It features a three-shaft configuration and will deliver a maximum power output of 11,000 shaft horsepower.
For further information and pictures, visit the EPI website on www.europrop- int.com