The Larzac 04, a two-shaft turbofan engine, was developed between 1969 and 1973. From 1975 to 1988, 1,274 units were produced by MTU together with its partners Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Helicopter Engines, KHD (today Rolls-Royce Deutschland). MTU was responsible for the production of approximately 25 percent of the parts and for post-development support. The Larzac 04 powers the Alpha Jet trainer and light fighter aircraft. The German Air Force retired the last of its Alpha Jets in 1997. Today, MTU still produces spare parts for Safran Aircraft Engines, the company providing support for all Larzac customers.
The Alpha Jet is still in service in France and in twelve other countries.
MTU’s stake in the production and support of the engine primarily includes the hot section from the combustor inlet to the turbine exit.
- Two-shaft turbofan engine
- Fully automatic control unit
- Modular design
- On-condition maintenance
- Rolls-Royce Deutschland (previously KHD)
- Safran Aircraft Engines
- Dornier-Dassault Alpha Jet
|Max. thrust||3,200 lbf|
|Max. diameter||23.6 in|