Engine testing

Engine testing

MTU's capabilities cover the whole range of engine validation and certification activities. On its ground testing facilities, the company conducts development test runs on turbojet and turboshaft engines. At the University of Stuttgart's altitude test facility, MTU performs tests on its own responsibility to determine the engine behavior under defined altitude conditions.

MTU’s can conduct all engine tests required, including

  • ingestion tests (bird strike, ice, hail, water and sand)
  • stress tests using telemetry for strength analysis
  • vibration tests
  • endurance test runs

Test facilities that can be fitted with portable measuring systems ensure flexible testing. Data from the measuring points – in some cases even more than 1,500 – is reliably logged and made available to MTU’s specialist departments and partner companies for analysis.