01 Jul

Ralf Breiling appointed new CEO of EUROJET Turbo GmbH

Hallbergmoos, Germany, 01 July 2024

The Shareholders of the EUROJET Consortium have appointed Ralf Breiling (60) to the position of Chief Executive Officer of EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET) effective from 1 July 2024. He succeeds Gerhard Bähr upon his retirement, who has led the consortium since July 2020.

Ralf Breiling, who holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership in the aerospace industry of over three decades. He has held a number of managerial roles at BMW-Rolls Royce GmbH, MTU Aero Engines GmbH, MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH and MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce ITP GmbH (MTRI), where he was instrumental in driving innovation, enhancing operational efficiency and achieving substantial business growth. His experience covers various engine programmes such as the BR715, EJ200, TP400 and MTR390. From 2018 until commencement of the position as EUROJET CEO, he led MTRI as Managing Director.

Mr Breiling expressed enthusiasm about the opportunities ahead:

‘I am honoured to have been chosen to lead EUROJET Turbo GmbH into the future. The company has a rich history and a talented team and I look forward to building on this strong foundation. Our industry is evolving rapidly and my focus will be on the three core principles of innovation, customer satisfaction and operational excellence to drive continued success and create long-term value for our shareholders.’


The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of the EJ200 engine programme. EUROJET’s shareholders comprise Rolls-Royce (UK), MTU Aero Engines (Germany), ITP Aero (Spain) and Avio Aero (Italy). The engine represents outstanding and innovative technology and continually demonstrates its exceptional performance in the Eurofighter Typhoon. With its unprecedented performance record, combined with multi-role capability and highest availability at competitive life-cycle costs, the EJ200 engine is perfectly set to meet air force requirements, both of today and the future. Since delivery of the first production engine in 2003, well over a thousand EJ200 production engines have been delivered to Air Force customer fleets of nine nations, and the EJ200 engine has achieved in excess of 1.5 million engine flying hours. High Resolution images of the EJ200 can be downloaded from: http://www.eurojet.de/media