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Eurofighter consortium appoints Kurt Rossner Chairman of Supervisory Board

Posted 21 January 2019 · Add Comment

The shareholder representatives of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH consortium have appointed Kurt Rossner from Airbus Defence & Space GmbH as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board with effect from 1st January 2019.

Courtesy Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH

Kurt Rossner (above) has accumulated over three decades of experience in the combat aircraft sector at Airbus and currently leads the combat aircraft business, based in Germany.  His previous assignments included the lead of the A400M programme, the responsibility for Military Aircraft Flight Test, as well as senior international leadership roles in Saudi Arabia, Spain and Switzerland.

Courtesy Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH

Commenting on his appointment, Kurt Rossner said: "Eurofighter Typhoon cements its place at the heart of the user nations’ air defence with a particularly high mission availability in current deployments.  The Eurofighter capability evolution will secure its operational position in the Combat Air domain for decades to come. I am very much looking forward to working with Herman (new Eurofighter CEO Herman Claesen) and my supervisory board members, to steer this great European collaborative project into that future."

Courtesy Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH also recently announced the appointment of a new CEO, Herman Claesen (above), who joined from BAE Systems and commenced his role as of 1st January 2019.

Following his appointment last month as Eurofighter CEO, Herman Claesen said: "Eurofighter is the largest and most successful European defence collaboration, serving nine nations around the world.  The company’s continued focus on platform development, such as the recent integration of Meteor, has ensured Typhoon customers can continue to rely on it being at the heart of their Air Forces ready to take on any mission.

"I am looking forward to playing my role in keeping our current and future customers at the forefront of military developments, giving them access to leading air power capability and providing them with the technology and support needed to respond to emerging threats today and in the future."


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