TP400-D6

TP400-D6

The development of this advanced military turboprop engine is shared by ITP, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Snecma. The partners have launched a joint company, Europrop International (EPI), to develop, manufacture and support the TP400-D6.

The TP400-D6 powers the A400M military transport which has successfully completed its maiden flight in Spain's Seville in late 2009. The TP400-D6 successfully entered into service with the French Air Force in late 2013.

MTU is responsible for the TP400-D6’s intermediate-pressure compressor, intermediate-pressure turbine and intermediate-pressure shaft and has a stake in the engine control unit. Furthermore, final assembly of all TP400-D6 production engines takes place at MTU Aero Engines in Munich and acceptance testing at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg.

Facts

  • Most powerful western turboprop
  • Ample growth potential
  • Low life-cycle cost
  • Component life as per commercial standards
  • Modular design
  • EASA civil type certification for the engine

MTU share

  • Intermediate-pressure compressor, turbine and shaft
  • Participation in the engine control unit
  • Final assembly
  • Engine testing

Partners

  • ITP
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Snecma

Application

  • Airbus A400M

Technical Data

Power output
(at sea level)
11,000 shp
Pressure ratio25:1
Length138 in
Propeller diameter210 in
Weightappr. 4,100 lbs