Technology fields The name MTU Aero Engines stands for lead- ing-edge military and commercial engine tech- nologies and superior quality. The company has established itself as a worldwide technology leader in the industry and intends to remain at the forefront of innovation, the aim being to maintain and strengthen its leadership posi- tion. High-pressure compressors and low-pressure turbines made by MTU rank among the most advanced in their class. Apart from these, MTU’s product spectrum also encompasses combined engine control and monitoring units. The company is building on long experience in the military field here. These three product development domains are complemented by manufacturing and repair technology fields. The objective is to maintain the company’s technical, operational and logistics competi- tiveness in the manufacturing and mainte- nance areas. MTU’s technology portfolio pres- ently includes about 100 projects. 10 Compressors With its top-notch technological capabilities MTU Aero Engines aims to be the preferred partner for high-pressure compressors for commercial applications. The company comes recommended by its earlier performance in the field of advanced low-pressure and inno- vative high-pressure compressors. Current flagship products developed by MTU’s experts are the compressors for the EJ200 powering the Eurofighter/Typhoon and the TP400-D6 for the new A400M military airlifter. The high-pressure compressor currently being developed in partnership with Pratt & Whitney constitutes the centerpiece of a new family of geared turbofan engines targeted at regional and business jets and short- to medium-haul airliners. Development here focuses on im- provements in efficiency and weight reduc- tions. Both factors directly affect fuel con- sumption and hence also the emission of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Further cost reductions, too, are on the wish list. The latest generation of MTU’s high-pressure compressors boasts active control features.