A two-shaft turbofan in the 90 kN thrust category with an afterburner, the EJ200 is built by EUROJET Turbo GmbH, a consortium formed by MTU, Rolls-Royce, Avio Aero and ITP. The engine powers the Eurofighter and its export version, the Typhoon.

MTU’s production share is 30 percent. MTU developed the low-pressure and high-pressure compressors as well as the electronic control unit for the propulsion system and manufactures these components for all EJ200 engines. In addition, the company is responsible for assembling, testing and maintaining the EJ200 engines operated by the German and Austrian Armed Forces.

It was for the EJ200 that MTU developed its first blisks (blade integrated disks). A blisk is a rotor design that is now also used in compressors for commercial engines. Today, MTU is one of the leading blisk manufacturers in the world and, at its facility in Munich, operates a highly advanced blisk manufacturing system featuring leading-edge technologies.




  • Two-shaft turbofan engine with afterburner
  • Low-pressure compressor in all-blisk design
  • High-pressure compressor partly in blisk design
  • Single-crystal turbine blades
  • Convergent/divergent nozzle
  • Modular design
  • Digital control unit
  • On-condition maintenance

Development and production

  • Low-pressure compressor
  • High-pressure compressor
  • Digital Engine Control and Monitoring Unit DECMU
  • Final assembly of German engines

MTU share

  • 33 % development
  • 30 % production


  • Maintenance and repair of engines and modules under the cooperation with the German Armed Forces at MTU Aero Engines in Munich
  • Technical-logistic support


  • Rolls-Royce
  • Avio Aero
  • ITP

Technical Data

Max. thrust with afterburner20,000 lbf
Max. thrust without afterburner13,000 lbf
Pressure ratio26:1
Bypass ratio0.4:1
Lengthappr. 157 in
Max. diameter29 in
Weight2,183 - 2,282 lbs


  • Eurofighter / Typhoon