The development of this advanced military turboprop engine is shared by ITP, MTU Aero Engines, 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 has successfully completed its maiden flight in Spain's Seville in late 2009. The TP400-D6 successfully 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.
- Airbus A400M
(at sea level)
|Propeller diameter||208.7 in|
|Weight||appr. 4,100 lbs|