There was a change in management at Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH.
On April 1, Jordi Boto (52 years old) took over the management of EFW as CEO, after having been the company's Chief Operations Officer since November 2020, driving the ramp-up of the conversion from passenger to cargo aircraft. Jordi Boto succeeds the outgoing managing director Andreas Sperl (74 years old), who left the company after more than 15 years.
"Dr. Sperl was the architect of the EFW Joint Ventures solution between Airbus and ST Engineering,” says Jeffrey Lam, President of ST Engineering Commercial Aerospace. “EFW has grown since then and has overcome many challenges. With Jordi Boto, who has more than twenty years of experience in the aviation industry and is now supervised by Dr. Sperl takes over, we look forward to the fact that he will continue to drive the future growth of the company and take it to a new level.
Boto has so far made a name for itself in the aviation industry as a refurbisher. Among other things, he increased the production rate at ATR from six to 60 turboprop regional aircraft. At Airbus he was responsible for the "Power8" conversion program and, according to the company, ensured "significant improvements in time, efficiency, costs and quality". From 2012, Jordi Boto led the "PFW Aerospace Speyer" out of the losses and sold it in 2020 to the "Hutchinson Group", a subsidiary of the oil company "Total".