Part II – Innovation for Generations
2005 Annual Report | Innovation for Generations
Locations: A Strong Local Presence Around the Globe
MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. It designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports commercial and military aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. It has content on engines in all power and thrust categories and across all major engine components and subsystems. The company cooperates with the world’s major engine makers. A technology leader in essential engine areas, MTU has affiliates in all major markets and regions worldwide.
MTU Aero Engines Holding AG
MTU Aero Engines Holding AG manages the companies of the MTU Group.
MTU Aero Engines GmbH, Munich
MTU Aero Engines is headquartered in Munich. The head office controls the global network of subsidiaries, the company’s maintenance activities and the research and development activities.
At the Munich location, commercial and military engine components and subsystems are developed, manufactured, assembled, tested, and marketed. In addition, the company develops new production and repair processes and maintains military engines.
MTU commercial maintenance activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. The company operates shops in Germany, China, Canada, and Brazil, which makes it the world’s largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services. All of MTU’s maintenance locations have engine services, accessory services and high-tech repair services in their portfolios.
MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
MTU Maintenance Hannover repairs and overhauls mid-size and large commercial engines, including GE CF6-50s and CF6-80C2s, Pratt & Whitney PW2000s, IAE V2500s and CFMI (General Electric/Snecma) CFM56s. For the V2500, MTU Maintenance Hannover is the worldwide market leader.
Rounding off the portfolio, the company also offers customer training, maintenance training, financing support, and 24-hour service. The Engine Pool Services provide spare engines to airlines and operators of gas turbines as needed.
In August 2005, MTU Maintenance Hannover has obtained PW6000 production organization appproval. The PW6000 is assembled exclusively on MTU Maintenance Hannover’s final assembly line. With this capability added, all three German locations now have a final assembly line for new engines. Final assembly of military jet engines is performed in Munich; in 2007, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg in Ludwigsfelde will begin assembling the TP400-D6.
MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg in Ludwigsfelde maintains small engines and industrial gas turbines. It supports PT6A, JT15D, PW200, and PW300 series engines and GE’s CF34 engine family. In the area of industrial gas turbines, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg specializes in GE (LM series) turbines.
The Ludwigsfelde site is responsible for the assembly of low-pressure turbines for nearly all engine programs in which MTU has a share. Currently, a final assembly line is being set up for the TP400-D6. In the future, this MTU subsidiary will assemble all the engines of this type manufactured in Europe.On the TP400-D6 test stand, which was completed in August and is the Western world’s largest production test stand for turboprop engines, the TP400-D6 successfully completed its first run in October 2005.
MTU Maintenance Canada Ltd.
The focus of MTU Maintenance Canada in Vancouver is on the maintenance of CF6-50 and CFM56 engines.
MTU Maintenance do Brasil Ltda.
MTU Maintenance do Brasil concentrates on the marketing and sale of maintenance services in support of engines and industrial gas turbines in the South American region.
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Co. Ltd.
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture with China Southern, secures MTU a foot hold in the growth market China. The company opened shop in early November 2002 and was honored with the Asia-Pacific Independent MRO Operation of the Year Award 2004. The Chinese shop repairs and overhauls V2500 and CFM56 engines.
Apart from its MRO companies, MTU Aero Engines has further affiliates and joint ventures that operate both inside and outside aerospace.
MTU Aero Engines North America Inc.
MTU Aero Engines North America (AENA) designs components for engines in which MTU and Pratt & Whitney are partnering, such as the PW6000 and GP7000. The East Hartford-based company manufactures rotating components, such as disks, rings and shafts. Through AENA, MTU to some extent participates in US military engine programs in which it holds no formal stakes, such as the Joint Strike Fighter and Raptor. AENA has two different locations near East Hartford, Conn.
Vericor Power Systems LLC.
Vericor Power Systems is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and markets, distributes and supports TF and ASE series marine and industrial gas turbines.