Christophe Bruneau

Christophe Bruneau started his career in Paris as Head of the Industrial Marketing Department in the Armines Transvalor Group in 1992. One year later, he was appointed Director for European Affairs at Armines. In 1995, he joined the Embassy of France in Bonn as Attaché for Science and Technology and Aerospace Coordinator. Four year later, Christophe Bruneau is named Director of Business Unit Space in MAN Technologie AG in Augsburg.

From 2004 to 2007, Christophe Bruneau is called by Safran Aircraft Engines to hold the position of Deputy General Manager of the Space Engines Division, based in France and Germany.

In November 2007, he is appointed TP400 Programme Director by Safran Aircraft Engines and joined the consortium EPI Europrop International based in Munich and Madrid.

After the civil certification of the engine, in November 2011, Christophe Bruneau is appointed by Sagem (Safran Electronics Division) for the negotiation and implementation of AES, a joint venture between Sagem and MTU Aero Engines.

In November 2012, he became CEO of AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH in Munich, before being appointed President of EPI Europrop International GmbH in September 2016.

Others dinstinctions: Christophe Bruneau has been elevated to the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor and was awarded the Ger. Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse.

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Norbert Vogel

With an Aerospace Engineer degree from the Technical University of Munich, Norbert Vogel started his career in 1992 where he worked in IT area, before joining MTU in 1999 as an IT-System Planer and Representative PDM (Product Data Management).

In 2007, Norbert Vogel was appointed Head of Production Support for the production of the first Flight Test Engines (FTE) in EuroProp International. Two years later, he was called by MTU Aero Engines and named Senior Manager Embedded Software Development.

Until 2013, Norbert Vogel holds several positions such as Senior Manager Quality, Certification and CIP, Senior Manager Processes, Methods or Certification. He also has been responsible for the Quality Management System and for all Quality Assurance activities for CMS software and hardware projects.

From 2013 to 2016, Norbert Vogel joined AES Embedded Solutions GmbH where he was appointed Director Quality, Certification and CIP.

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Christophe Bruneau named Executive President of EPI Europrop International GmbH

As Ian CRAWFORD’s mandate as President of EPI Europrop International GmbH comes to an end, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe BRUNEAU as President of EPI with full responsibility to manage the TP400 engine program with effect from 1st of September 2016.

Christophe arrives at a critical phase for the TP400 program as we ensure the Power Gear Box integration plan as well as the continued ramp up and in service support of the engine program. Christophe and Ian CRAWFORD will ensure a seamless transition during the interim period.

Christophe is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH, a joint venture between Safran Electronics & Defense and MTU Aero Engines located in Munich. Christophe has the appropriate skills to take on this responsibility as he has a fifteen years strong experience in various European aerospace companies, especially in EPI as he held the TP400 Executive Program Director position up to 2011 and played a decisive role in the recovery of the TP400 Fadec crisis.

In the name of the EPI Board, I would like to wish Christophe every success in his new role and warmly thank Ian Crawford for his strong contribution to the TP400 program and his management of EPI during a very challenging phase.

Notes to Editors

EPI Europrop International GmbH was created by four leading European aero- engine companies (Industria de Turbo Propulsores, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Snecma [Safran]) to manage the TP400 engine programme.

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-

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