Christophe Bruneau named President of Europrop International

Christophe Bruneau was named President of Europrop International GmbH (EPI) on September 1, 2016. He succeeds to Ian Crawford, who will take up another position at Rolls-Royce. Mr. Bruneau now heads this European consortium comprising ITP, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Safran Aircraft Engines, taking the responsibility for the TP400 turboshaft engine that powers the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.
 
Christophe Bruneau joined Safran in 2004 as deputy to the head of the Space Engines division of Snecma (now Safran Aircraft Engines). He moved to EPI a first time in 2007 as director of the TP400 program, where he was most notably in charge of the civil aviation certification for this engine. He continued his career by creating and directing Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH, a joint company between Safran Electronics & Defense and MTU Aero Engines.
 
"After working on the engine's certification in 2007, I am now very proud to be in charge of overseeing the ramp-up in production and especially the support services we provide our customers. The challenge in the coming months will be to deliver these engines on time and on specifications, while also providing operational support for our customers. Our top priority is earning their trust in the performance of the TP400" said Christophe Bruneau.
 
Olivier Andriès, Chairman of the Board of EPI, added: "Christophe Bruneau brings to the table more than 15 years of experience in the aviation industry, backed by his knowledge of European partnerships and the decisive role he has already played at EPI. We are very confident in his ability to ensure the continued success of TP400 operations at all of our customers."
 
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Notes to Editors
 
EPI Europrop International GmbH was created by four leading European aero-engine companies (ITP, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Safran Aircraft Engines) to manage the TP400 engine program.
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 or contact:
 
Nick Britton (Rolls-Royce)
Tel: +44 117 979 59 43
Email: nick.britton@rolls-royce.com
 
Giulia Lecarrié (Safran Aircraft Engines)
Tel: +33 (0)6 42 40 17 19
Email: giulia.lecarrie@safrangroup.com