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Eco-efficient engines

As Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, we take a holistic view of product stewardship. For us, this is reflected above all in the development of new propulsion concepts and technologies that not only meet the highest quality and safety standards but also make commercial air travel even more environmentally sustainable—cleaner, quieter and more efficient. Emissions-free flight is the overall goal.

Our products operate efficiently and are extremely safe in service. We manufacture them using safe processes that are as eco-friendly as possible. Our maintenance work follows the same rules.

Our Goals 2025+

Highest priority for product quality and flight safety

Goals 2025

Our vision is “Zero Defects.” In this, we stand for future-oriented quality management: Implementation of innovative and at the same time recognized standards Commitment to refining state-of-the-art standards High degree of employee training and support with current enablers such as digitalization Recognized and standardized methods for systematic defect prevention, analysis and sustainable remediation

Improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO 2 emissions of products

Reduce the climate impact of products

Goals 2030Goals 2040Goals 2050
  • -10% fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions with the 2nd generation geared turbofan (compared with 1st generation)
  • Significant reduction in contrail formation through the use of sustainable aviation fuels
  • -15% direct CO 2 emissions through revolutionary gas turbine concepts (compared with 2nd generation GTF)
  • -80% NOx emissions
  • Significant reduction in contrail formation through revolutionary gas turbine concepts and large-scale use of sustainable aviation fuels
  • Complete avoidance of CO 2 emissions by using hydrogen
  • Complete avoidance of CO 2 by using hydrogen in fuel cells for regional air travel applications
  • Complete avoidance of CO 2 and NOx emissions by using hydrogen in fuel cells on short-haul routes
  • Climate-neutral revolutionary gas turbine concepts for use on long-haul routes
  • Large-scale use of sustainable aviation fuels and hydrogen

NOx=Nitrogen oxides, CO=Carbon monoxide, UHC=unburned hydrocarbons, EPNdB=Effective Perceived Noise Decibels

Minimize the health effects of product use (exhaust and noise emissions)

Goals 2030Goals 2040Goals 2050
  • -10 EPNdB noise (cumulative) compared with 1st generation GTF
  • Reduction in particulate emissions through the use of sustainable aviation fuels
  • Further reduction of noise
  • -80% NOx emissions
  • Reduction in particulate emissions through the use of sustainable aviation fuels and revolutionary gas turbine concepts
  • Reduction of noise through having fewer noise sources (fuel cell) and intelligent integration
  • Avoidance of CO, UHC and particulate emissions by using hydrogen
  • Avoidance of (fuel cell) or significant reduction in (revolutionary gas turbine concepts) NOx emissions

NOx=Nitrogen oxides, CO=Carbon monoxide, UHC=unburned hydrocarbons, EPNdB=Effective Perceived Noise Decibels

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Our sustainability report

 

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SUSTAINIBILITY PROGRAM 2025+

Sustainability Report - Product Stewardship

Lars Wagner
Chief Operating Officer at MTU Aero Engines AG

“As things stand today, the fuel cell in conjunction with sustainably produced hydrogen offers the greatest long-term potential for realizing zero-emission aviation. That’s our vision for the future. We believe that a fuel-cell system of this kind could in the future provide sufficient power and range to be used as the primary propulsion system for regional, short- and medium-haul aircraft.”

MTU´s Climate Strategy

New engine solutions must go beyond existing concepts. Commercial aircraft and  engines must become even cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient. Emissions-free flight is the overall goal.

MTU accepts this responsibility and is simultaneously working on evolutionary engine concepts for tomorrow and revolutionary ideas for the future.

Sustainability Report - value creation

EU Sustainable Aviation Roadmap (Destination 2050)

Environmental protection at MTU sites

Technology agenda Claire

In our Clean AirEngine (Claire) technology agenda, we lay out our goals as well as the options for sustainable commercial engine concepts that will pave the way for emissions-free flight.

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Paving the way for emissions-free flight

We are committed to the Paris Agreement of 2015, which aims to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius. In our “Technology roadmap toward emissions-free flight,” we present a possible path to long-term emissions-free aviation.

In addition, the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) can significantly reduce CO2 emissions both from the aircraft fleet already in service and from new engines. MTU advocates the introduction of SAFs.

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