Developed and manufactured jointly by MTU, Rolls-Royce and Avio Aero as from 1969, the RB199 engine powers the Tornado multirole combat aircraft. It is a three-shaft turbofan engine delivering a thrust of 72 kN. With a total of 2,504 copies delivered, the engine has since aggregated over six million flying hours. MTU’s role in this highly successful engine includes the intermediate- and high-pressure compressors, external gearbox, intermediate-pressure turbine, intermediate casing, thrust reverser and bypass casing.
For the German and Italian Air Forces the company developed the DECU 2020 engine control unit. Now that production has ended, MTU focuses on the manufacture of spare parts, the repair of engine modules and components as well as customer and engineering technical support.
Development and production
- 40 %
- Panavia Tornado
|Max. thrust with afterburner||16,186 lbf|
|Max. thrust without afterburner||9,217 lbf|
|Max. diameter||34.3 in|
|Weight including thrust reverser||2,390 lbs|