Christophe Bruneau named Vice President of the Military Engines division at Safran Aircraft Engines

Courcouronnes (France), January 20, 2020

As Vice President in charge of Safran Aircraft Engines' Military Engines division, Christophe Bruneau will be responsible for military engine production and support, especially the M88 fighter engine in export markets. He is also in charge of coordinating Research & Technology work on the engine that will power the new-generation fighter in Europe's Future Combat Air System (FCAS), within the scope of a partnership set up with MTU Aero Engines in 2019.

Christophe Bruneau started his career in 1992 with Armines Transvalor as head of the Industrial Marketing and Commercialization department. The following year he was named European Affairs Officer for this group. He then joined the French embassy in Bonn in 1995, as Science and Technology Advisor and Coordinator of Aerospace Affairs. In 1999, he was named director of space business with MAN Technologie AG in Augsburg.

Christophe Bruneau joined Safran in 2004 as deputy to the Executive Vice President in charge of the Space Engines division at Safran Aircraft Engines (Snecma at the time), based in France and Germany. In 2007 he was placed in charge of the TP400 turboprop program within the Europrop International (EPI GmbH[1]) consortium in Madrid. After the certification of this engine for the A400M military transport, in 2011 he oversaw the creation of AES[2] GmbH, a 50/50 joint company between Safran Electronics & Defense and MTU Aero Engines based in Munich. He was named CEO of this company in 2012. In September 2016, he was named CEO of EPI GmbH in Munich.

Christophe Bruneau, 52, graduated from INSEEC in 1992, and attended a Post-Graduate program at Ecole Centrale Paris engineering school in 1993.


[1] Europrop International GmbH (EPI) is a European partnership between ITP (Spain), MTU Aero Engines (Germany), Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom) and Safran Aircraft Engines (France).

[2] AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH (AES) is a 50/50 joint company between Safran Electronics & Defense and MTU Aero Engines.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 95,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Aircraft Engines designs, produces and sells, alone or in partnership, commercial and military aircraft engines offering world-class performance. Through CFM International*, Safran Aircraft Engines is the world's leading supplier of engines for single-aisle mainline commercial jets. The company is also fully responsible for the design, development and production of the M88 and M53 engines for the Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, respectively, and will be the systems integrator for the engine powering Europe's New-Generation Fighter.

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