The PurePower® engine family powers next-generation commercial jets. The new engines offer double-digit improvements in fuel burn, pollutant and noise emissions, and operating costs. A reduction gearbox uncouples the low-pressure turbine and the fan.

Up-to-date, five major aircraft manufacturers have selected the PW1000G to power their latest aircraft. Airbus is offering the PW1000G for the A320neo. Bombardier has chosen the propulsion system as the sole engine choice for its C Series, as has Mitsubishi for its MRJ regional jet. Irkut will equip its MC-21 with the engine. Last, but not least, Embraer has opted for the PW1000G as the exclusive powerplant for its second-generation E-Jets.

Depending on the application, MTU’s stake in the PW1000G varies between 15 and 18 percent. The company is responsible for the highspeed low-pressure turbine and the first four stages of the high-pressure compressor. Moreover, MTU manufactures brush seals and nickel blisks for components of the high-pressure compressor for which it does not have development responsibility.

Technical Data

Thrust (lbs)15 - 17 k19 - 23,3 k24,4 - 35 k28 - 31 k17 - 23 k17 - 23 k
Fuel Burn (vs. current engines)-12-15 %-12-15 %-15 %-15 %-12 %-15 %
Noise (vs. stage 4)-15 dB-20 dB-20 dB-20 dB-15 dB-20 dB
Emissions - CO2 reduction per a/c (tonnes annually)-2.700-3.000-3.600-3.600-2.700-3.000
Emissions - NOx (margin to CAEP 6) -50 %-55 %-55 %-55 %-50 %-55 %
Fan diameter56 in73 in81 in81 in56 in73 in
Stage count1-G-2-8-2-31-G-3-8-2-31-G-3-8-2-31-G-3-8-2-31-G-2-8-2-31-G-3-8-2-3
ApplicationsMRJC SeriesA320neoMC-21E-Jets Gen2E-Jets Gen2


  • 10 k to 40 k thrust range (initial product focus)
  • 12 - 15 percent reduction in fuel burn over current engines for single-aisle aircraft
  • 20 dB reduction in noise over ICAO Stage 4 requirements
  • 55 percent reduction in NOx emissions over 2009 standard (CAEP6)
  • Engine operating cost reduced by more than 20 percent

Development and Production

  • Various stages of the high-pressure compressor
  • High-speed low-pressure turbine
  • Brush seals

Engine Models

  • PW1200G
  • PW1500G
  • PW1100G-JM
  • PW1400G-JM
  • PW1700G
  • PW1900G


  • Airbus A320 neo
  • Bombardier C Series
  • Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)
  • Irkut MC-21
  • Embraer E-Jets Gen2

MTU share

  • PW1200G: 15%
  • PW1500G: 17%
  • PW1100G-JM: 18%
  • PW1400G-JM: 18%


  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC, Japan)
  • GKN Aerospace