Commercial Aircraft Engines

Commercial airliners carry passengers and freight from one continent to another within a matter of hours.
For the operation of their fleets, airlines rely on dependable and powerful engines.

MTU Aero Engines is a partner in numerous trailblazing commercial engine programs, from the GE9X for the 777x to the GEnx for the Boeing Dreamliner, and on to the Geared TurbofanTM engine family for various short- and medium-range aircraft like the Airbus A320neo as well as regional and business jet applications. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components such as the low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors or the turbine center frames. Some 30 percent of today’s active aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board.

The MTU Group’s activities, however, are not confined to the production of new components and modules (OEM business).
MTU Maintenance, its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm, is the world's largest independent provider of commercial aero engine maintenance services in terms of revenue.

GTF Engine Family: The next Generation

The Pratt & Whitney GTFTM engine family jointly developed and built by Pratt & Whitney and MTU powers next-generation commercial aircraft. The new engines offer double-digit improvements in fuel burn, pollutant and noise emissions, and operating costs. They feature a Fan Drive Gear System which uncouples the fan from the low-pressure compressor as well as the low-pressure turbine, which drives the fan. This allows the fan to rotate at a lower speed and the low-pressure compressor and turbine much faster. As a result, the fan pressure ratios are lower and the bypass ratios much higher and all components can achieve their respective optimum speeds, which greatly boosts overall efficiency. 

  • 10 k to 40 k

    Thrust Range (initial product focus)

  • 12 - 16 percent

    Reduction in Fuel Burn over current engines for single-aisle aircraft

  • 20 dB

    Noise Reduction over ICAO Stage 4 requirements

  • 55 percent

    Reduction in NOx Emissions over 2009 standard (CAEP6)

The parameters for success:
  • up to
    Reduction in Noise
  • up to
    Reduction in Emissions
  • up to
    Fuel Burn