EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET), the consortium responsible for the EJ200 engine installed in the Eurofighter Typhoon, will provide 48 new EJ200 engines for the Spanish Air Force.
The contract, signed with the NATO Eurofighter & Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) at the ILA Berlin Air Show, between General Miguel Ángel Martín Pérez, General Manager of NETMA and Gerhard Bähr, CEO of EUROJET, covers EJ200 engines for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft as part of Project Halcón.
The aircraft will enter service on the Canary Islands, adding to the existing Spanish fleet of 70 Eurofighters.
In common with all EJ200 engines for the Spanish Air Force, final assembly of the engines will be conducted by ITP Aero at its Ajalvir facility with deliveries scheduled from 2024 onwards.
Production of the engine modules will be performed by the four partner companies of the EUROJET consortium; Rolls-Royce, MTU Aero Engines, ITP Aero and Avio Aero.
“I would like to thank the Spanish customer for their confidence in the Eurofighter platform, the EUROJET consortium, and the performance and sustainability of the EJ200 engines,” said Gerhard Bähr, CEO of EUROJET. “This order enhances European defense capability and simultaneously provides long-term security for a number of highly skilled jobs in the European aerospace industry.”
“With today’s Halcón contract signature, we conclude successfully a joint new Typhoon procurement endeavour with 48 new EJ200 engines for Spain,” said General Miguel Ángel Martín Pérez. “The moment is strategic for several reasons: to continue supporting Aerospace industry recovery after the COVID era, to serve as a clear message that the EJ200 is a reliable asset, and to reinforce NATO deterrence capabilities.”