EJ200: Unbeatable Reliability

Issue 56 - November 2014

With the current programme to develop an advanced multirole fighter for the Turkish Air Force, the TF-X, Turkey has the opportunity to power this new 4.5 generation combat aircraft with an engine that is setting a new benchmark for combat performance and reliability: the EJ200. 

The EJ200 engine’s development arose from the requirement for a new propulsion system to power the multi-national Eurofighter Typhoon. The engine had to be capable of higher thrust, longer life and less complexity than prior engines. To bring this propulsion system to life, EUROJET was formed, a consortium of four major European engine companies - Rolls-Royce (UK), MTU (Germany), ITP (Spain) and Avio Aero (Italy).