MTU developed the TP400-D6 military turboprop engine jointly with ITP, Rolls-Royce and Safran Aircraft Engines. The partners have launched a joint company, Europrop International (EPI), to develop, manufacture and support the TP400-D6.

The TP400-D6 powers the A400M military transport, which completed its maiden flight in Spain's Seville in late 2009. The TP400-D6 entered into service with the French Air Force in late 2013.

MTU is responsible for the TP400-D6’s intermediate-pressure compressor, intermediate-pressure turbine and intermediate-pressure shaft and has a stake in the engine control unit. Furthermore, final assembly of all TP400-D6 production engines takes place at MTU Aero Engines in Munich and acceptance testing at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg.




  • Most powerful western turboprop
  • Ample growth potential
  • Low life-cycle cost
  • Component life as per commercial standards
  • Modular design
  • EASA civil type certification for the engine

MTU share

  • Intermediate-pressure compressor, turbine and shaft
  • Participation in the engine control unit
  • Final assembly
  • Engine testing


  • ITP
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Safran Aircraft Engines

Technical Data

Power output
(at sea level)
11,000 shp
Pressure ratio25:1
Length137.8 in
Propeller diameter209.8 in
Weight4,189 lbs


  • Airbus A400M