MTU develops and manufactures the V2500 engine in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney and Japanese Aero Engines Corporation. For the launch in 1983, a joint company International Aero Engines AG (IAE) was established.

The IAE V2500 is a two-shaft turbofan targeted at short- to medium-haul transports and is used on the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 as well as on the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas MD-90. In September 2008, the V2500SelectOneTM, an upgraded version of the IAE  V2500-A5, was successfully introduced into service. Major improvements include a one-percent reduction in fuel burn and a 20-percent increase in on-wing time. A green engine to the core, the IAE V2500 remains the environmental leader in its class.




  • Two-shaft turbofan engine
  • Fan without snubbers
  • Powder-metal turbine discs
  • Single-crystal turbine blades
  • Active clearance control
  • Modular design
  • Digital engine control unit
  • On-condition maintenance


  • Low-pressure turbine
  • Accessories and Externals
  • Engine testing


  • Low-pressure turbine (various parts)

MTU share

  • 16 %


  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Japanese Aero Engines Corporation

Technical data

Max. thrust33,000 lbf
Bypass ratio4.5:1
Pressure ratio33.4:1
Length126 in
Fan diameter63.5 in
Weight5,439 lbs


  • Airbus A319
  • Airbus A320
  • Airbus A321
  • Boeing MD-90
  • C-390