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Podcast Interview with Marco Gumbrecht

Former Eurofighter Typhoon Pilot at the German Air Force

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly a Eurofighter? Then check out this podcast interview by clicking on the button below.

Meet Marco Gumbrecht, former Eurofighter Typhoon fighter pilot at the German Air Force. He has flown the jet for many years and had a remarkable career in aviation so far. It has taken him from the German Air Force to Airbus Defence and Space, where he is the Head of Future Business Eurofighter and Military Relations in Combat Aircraft Systems.

In this podcast interview, Marco will give you an operational insight view into the Eurofighter and how he sees the future of the Eurofighter Typhoon. 

Marco Gumbrecht


Marco Gumbrecht was appointed Head of Future Business Eurofighter and Military Relations in Combat Aircraft Systems for Airbus Defence and Space in 2018. Prior to his current position, from 2017 to 2018, he was responsible for the operational requirements strategy and response for all Export Campaign Bids.

Prior to joining Airbus in 2018, he was a Staff Officer and Fighter Pilot, having joined the German Air Force in 1996. He has more than 2.700 flight hours on several fighter aircrafts including 10 years on Eurofighter Typhoon and he was a Fighter Weapons and Flight Instructor. Marco was also deployed on a number of NATO staff positions and international missions.

Born on 24 May 1978, Marco Gumbrecht is a graduate of the German Air Force Academy and the German Armed Forces Staff College.

Take a look at the Clip to learn more about

Airbus Combat Aircraft Systems

Read about the responsible use of new technologies in a Future Combat Air System (FCAS) 

  • in a press release by Airbus and Fraunhofer:

FCAS Press Release

  • on the respective Website:

FCAS Forum

  • in an interview with Dirk Hoke and Prof. Dr. Reimund:

FCAS Forum - Interview