Press Archive 2007

MTU Aero Engines and Pratt & Whitney develop Geared Turbofan

Paris, June 18, 2007 – It bases on an entirely novel technology and is thriftier, appreciably cleaner and quieter than conventional engines: the innovative Geared TurbofanTM engine. It is targeted at the next generation of short- and medium-haul aircraft. Developing and equipping it with the latest technologies are MTU Aero Engines and Pratt & Whitney. The engine demonstrator bases on the PW6000, the engine powering the narrowbody Airbus A318 transport. MTU contributes to the project its high-pressure compressor plus an innovative high-speed low-pressure turbine.