Munich, January 20, 2016 – After 12 months of flight testing, the first A320neo powered by geared turbofan (GTF) engines to enter revenue service was handed over to the customer today. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered the first of the single-aisle jets incorporating the eco-efficient propulsion technology to Lufthansa. The PurePower® PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engine has been developed and built jointly by Pratt & Whitney, MTU Aero Engines and Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC). Delivery of the aircraft to Germany’s flag carrier marks an historic day for MTU; for with its high-tech engine technology, the company has played a role in bringing next-generation aviation technology to the market. Germany’s leading engine manufacturer makes a substantial contribution to the GTF engine program, supplying highly engineered components and taking on responsibility for final assembly and maintenance work.