From the Wires
Clemens Linden Appointed new Managing Director of EUROJET
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 17, 2012 03:01 AM
HALLBERGMOOS, Germany, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Shareholders' representatives of the EUROJET consortium appointed Clemens Linden, 58, as Managing Director of EUROJET Turbo GmbH with effect from December 1st, 2012. He succeeds Hartmut J. Tenter, 63, who has led EUROJET since March 2001 and took over the position as Managing Director of Turbo-Union Ltd on November 1st.
Clemens Linden, who holds a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Aachen, has a proven track record in the aerospace industry of over three decades. He began his professional career as a system engineer in the product support area of MTU Aero Engines in 1979, followed by various senior management functions in MTU. His next step was to set up and lead, as President and CEO, MTU's U.S. affiliate MTU Aero Engines Design in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. In 2002, he became Managing Director of MTU Turbomecca Rolls-Royce GmbH (MTR) and MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce ITP GmbH (MTRI), being responsible for the MTR390 and MTR390E engines powering the German-French-Spanish Tiger combat helicopter. In July 2009, Clemens Linden was appointed General Manager of Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a 50-50 joint venture of MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg and the North American engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada. The Ludwigsfelde-based company provides aftermarket service support for the engine families of Pratt & Whitney Canada.
The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of development, support and export 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.
EUROJET is contracted to produce more than 1,500 EJ200 engines to power a total of 707 Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role combat aircraft ordered by six nations. With over 945 engines in service in Eurofighter Typhoon fleets operated by the Air Forces of Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the EJ200 has amassed over 340,000 Engine Flying Hours. More than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies are secured by the EUROJET and Eurofighter programme.
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