Clean Sky

Clean Sky

Clean Sky was launched in 2008 and is the largest aviation technology research initiative ever undertaken by the European Union. In all, 600 partners are involved in the work. Clean Sky encompasses six so-called Integrated Technology Demonstrators (ITDs) and one Technology Evaluator. Within the SAGE (Sustainable and Green Engine) ITD of Clean Sky, five engine demonstrators were built. One of the sub-projects (SAGE 4) was led by MTU. In cooperation with partners, the company further developed the geared turbofan technology, in particular the low-pressure section. The follow-on research project - due to start in 2017 - is Clean Sky 2. As part of the activities it pursues under the program MTU will again take on responsibility for an engine demonstrator.