The Tyne Mk 21/22 turboprop engine, which delivers 4,226 kW, powers the Transall military transport and the Breguet Atlantic reconnaissance/anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The commercial version of the Tyne was used in the CL44 Vanguard and Short Belfast freighter aircraft. Until delivery of the TP400-D6, which powers the Airbus A400M and in which MTU also has a major stake, the Tyne was the most powerful turboprop engine of the Western world. 470 Tyne Mk 22 and 315 parts kit for Tyne Mk 21 were built and assembled at MTU under license from Rolls-Royce from 1966 to 1972.

Today, MTU provides maintenance and repair services for the Tyne. Together with its partners Rolls-Royce and Safran Aircraft , the company is manufacturing spare parts for the German, French and Turkish Air Forces.




  • Geared turboprop engine
  • Power range: 3,100 to 4,100 kW


  • Maintenance at MTU Aero Engines in Munich


  • Rolls-Royce
  • Safran Aircraft Engines

Technical Data

Max. power (take-off)5,667 shp
Total pressure ratio13.5:1
Length115 in
Max. propeller diameter18 ft
Weight2,536 lbs


  • Transall C-160
  • Breguet Atlantic