Ian Crawford named President of EPI Europrop International GmbHsince July 12th, 2013 Download
EPI Europrop International GmbH (EPI) has announced that Ian Crawford has been appointed President with full responsibility to manage the TP400 engine programme. Ian joins EPI from partner company Rolls-Royce and replaces Simon Henley who will return to Rolls-Royce to take up another position.
Ian previously held the position of Executive Vice President for Services in the Rolls-Royce civil engine business and prior to that he managed the company’s Trent engine programmes with Airbus between 2003 and 2011. Ian has also held a number of senior positions at Rolls-Royce sites in the UK, Germany, USA and France.
Commenting on his appointment, Ian said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead EPI as the TP400 engine moves from development into the production and in-service support phase of the programme. I believe that my experience of supporting entry into service of several Trent engines on Airbus aircraft will be valuable in my new role.”
Pierre Fabre, Chairman of EPI said: “Ian’s experience of working closely with Airbus and supporting in- service engine fleets will be a welcome addition to EPI as we ramp up production and the TP400 powers the new fleet of A400M military transport aircraft into service .”
The TP400 engine achieved civil certification in May 2011 and has amassed over 17,000 engine flight hours and over 27,000 engine running hours.