The PW6000 has been developed in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney since 1999. FAA certification was obtained in November 2004, ETOPS approval followed in December 2005. In a first for the company, MTU has been responsible for the entire low-pressure turbine subsystem and the high-pressure compressor for the PW6000. Overhaul of the PW6000 is performed exclusively at MTU Maintenance Hannover.

The engine stands out by its high efficiency and its simplistic design. Designed for short-haul service, the PW6000 powers the Airbus A318. The PW6000 is manufactured using innovative techniques and materials. Its maintenance costs have been appreciably reduced.


  • Two-shaft turbofan engine
  • Four-stage low-pressure compressor
  • Six-stage high-pressure compressor
  • Single-stage high-pressure turbine
  • Three-stage low-pressure turbine
  • Mixer
  • Low life-cycle costs


  • High-pressure compressor
  • Low-pressure turbine


  • High-pressure compressor (various parts)
  • Low-pressure turbine (various parts)

MTU share

  • 18 % as a risk- and revenue-sharing partner (HPC) and preferred supplier (LPT)


  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Mitsubishi


  • Airbus A318

Technical Data

Max. thrust24,000 lbf
Bypass ratio4.8:1
Pressure ratio28.2:1
Length108.2 in
Fan diameter56.5 in
Weight5,400 lbs