Jordi Boto new CEO at Elbe Flugzeugwerke

Jordi Boto (52 years old) has been appointed CEO of Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) and started in his new role on April 1st. Jordi Boto is the successor of Dr. Andreas Sperl (74 years old), who left the company after more than 15 years of growth. 

Prior to the appointment, Jordi was COO, responsible for driving the ramp-up of the conversion from passenger to cargo aircraft at EFW since November 2020.

“Dr. Sperl was the architect of the EFW joint venture, which was set up in 2016 between Airbus and ST Engineering,” says Jeffrey Lam, President of Commercial Aerospace at ST Engineering. “Since then, EFW has grown from strength to strength and undertaken many challenges and new developments. With Jordi, who has over twenty years of experience in the aviation industry, taking over Dr. Sperl, we look forward to him driving the future growth of the company, and taking it to greater heights.”

Jordi Boto brings more than two decades of global experience in the aviation industry to EFW, including key positions at Airbus. Under his leadership, key milestones have been achieved, both at Airbus as well as at subsidiaries and supplier companies.

This includes the success story of ATR, now the world's leading manufacturer of regional turboprop aircraft. From 2006, under the direction of Jordi Boto, ATR was able to increase the rate from just 6 to over 70 aircraft per year. He then led as SVP Head of the Power8 this program for the Airbus group from 2009 onwards. The Power8 program was the largest and most successful restructuring and change program ever implemented in the aeronautical industry. The result of the program and the follow-up programs was a centralized managed company being able to achieve significant improvements in time, efficiency, costs and quality.

In 2012, Jordi Boto became CEO of PFW Aerospace Speyer, an Airbus supplier that was in a financially critical situation. He achieved in the following years a successful turnaround into a leading aviation supplier. In 2020 he led the acquisition of PFW Aerospace by the Hutchinson Group, a 100% subsidiary of the multinational oil company TOTAL, as well as the transfer process.


Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus combines various aviation and technology activities under a single roof: development and manufacturing of fibre-reinforced composite components for aircraft structures and interiors of the entire Airbus family, the conversion of passenger aircraft into freighter configuration, maintenance and repair of Airbus aircraft as well as engineering services in the context of certification and approval. The company has a workforce of about 1,900 employees, achieved revenues of approximately €250 million in 2020 and is on a sustainable course of growth. For more information about EFW, please visit

ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group with a diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defence and public security segments. The Group harnesses technology and innovation to solve real-world problems, enabling a more secure and sustainable world. Headquartered in Singapore, it has operations spanning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., serving customers in more than 100 countries.  ST Engineering reported revenue of $7.7b in FY2021 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, iEdge SG ESG Transparency Index and iEdge SG ESG Leaders Index.

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