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The Shareholder representatives of the Eurofighter consortium
appointed with effect from 1st May 2009 Bernhard Gerwert as the
Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Enzo Casolini as the new CEO of
Eurofighter GmbH. Mr. Casolini takes over from Aloysius Rauen, who
left the company on 30th April.
Bernhard Gerwert, born in 1953, is presently CEO of Military Air
Systems, a Business Unit of EADS Defence & Security (DS), and Member
of the Board of EADS Defence & Security.
Born in 1945, Mr. Casolini began his career as an officer in the
Italian Air Force, and after different roles within the air force, it
was in this capacity that he first lived and worked in Germany. In
1978, he joined NAMMA (NATO MRCA Management Agency) in Munich, and
was responsible for aircraft equipment qualification.
Mr Casolini left the Italian Air Force in 1987 and in 1989 joined
Aeritalia (later Alenia Aeronautica), where he was assigned to the
company's National Marketing and Sales Division. In 2002, he was
appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial for Military
Air Systems, the position from which he now joins Eurofighter. Mr
Casolini has a long and deep association with the company and was
until this appointment a member of its Supervisory Board since 2006.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Casolini stated that: "The
Eurofighter Programme is the largest industrial collaborative project
in Europe. The outstanding performance of the Eurofighter Typhoon,
the best, real, multirole aircraft available on the market, and the
value of the industrial programme, are reflected in the technologies
and industrial capabilities developed as well as in the 100,000 jobs
and 400 companies involved across Europe with the extensive spin-off
and technology transfer we promote to other industrial sectors.
Maintaining the long life of the programme is key to the future and
independence of European aerospace industry and technology".
Eurofighter Typhoon is the world's most advanced new generation
swing-role combat aircraft available on the market and has been
ordered by six nations (Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom,
Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). With 707 aircraft under
contract, it is Europe's largest military collaborative programme and
delivers leading-edge technology, strengthening Europe's aerospace
industry in the global competition. More than 100,000 jobs in 400
companies are secured by the programme. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH
manages the programme on behalf of its shareholders Alenia
Aeronautica/Finmeccanica, BAE Systems, EADS CASA and EADS
Deutschland, Europe's foremost aerospace companies.
High resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be
downloaded from our website. Hard copy images are available on
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