Latest Press Releases

Latest Press Releases 2018

Munich, May 25, 2018 – Markus Wölfle (40) became Director Corporate Communications of Munich-based engine maker MTU Aero Engines AG as of 1 May. In this function he is in charge of the MDAX-listed company’s positioning towards media, public and employees. He reports to Eckhard Zanger, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Affairs.

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·      New department set up at the Munich location to pool expertise

·      Additive manufacturing technologies are gaining in importance in engine construction

Munich, May 22, 2018 – The breakthrough came with the borescope boss for the geared turbofan engine powering the A320neo; now MTU Aero Engines is stepping up its efforts in the field of additive manufacturing. At the beginning of this year, a separate department, headed up by Dr. Jürgen Kraus, was set up to push this technology forward. “By pulling all activities – from design to technology development and all the way to production – together in one unit, we want to maintain and build our competitive edge,” comments MTU Chief Operating Officer Lars Wagner.

 

 

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Munich, May 3, 2018 – MTU Aero Engines AG generated revenues of €1,016.4 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 5% compared with the same period of the previous year (1-3/2017: €971.9 million). The group’s operating profit rose by 11% from €157.9 million to €175.1 million, pushing up the EBIT margin from 16.2% to 17.2%. Earnings after tax increased in line with operating profit, growing by 10% from €111.7 million in the first quarter of 2017 to €123.3 million. MTU applied the international financial reporting standard IFRS 15 for the first time in its financial statements for the first quarter of 2018.

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Munich, April 12, 2018 – MTU Aero Engines has the answers to tomorrow’s challenges: At ILA Berlin 2018 Germany’s leading engine manufacturer will present one of the world’s most eco-efficient engines, the PurePower® PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engine powering the A320neo. From April 25 to 29, MTU will showcase technological highlights from all of its business sectors - commercial and military engine technologies and new maintenance procedures - at the key aviation industry trade show in the heart of Europe. MTU’s exhibits are on display at its booth No. 301 in Hall 2, as well as at MTU’s chalet (No. 18/19) next to the runway. The company’s motto for the 2018 air show is: “Answering tomorrow’s challenges.”

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Vancouver, April 11, 2018 – MTU Maintenance Canada and Lockheed Martin have signed two contracts covering the maintenance, repair and overhaul of CF6-50C2 engines as well as accessory repair for the engines.

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• Increase in headcount by 25 percent
• Addition of new, cutting-edge technologies for production
 
Munich / Rzeszów, April 11, 2018 – MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, is once again adding new production and assembly capacities at its facility in Rzeszów, Poland. Plans are for MTU Aero Engine Polska’s existing floor space to be enlarged by another 11,400 square meters, with groundbreaking for the construction planned in September 2018. The number of employees will increase from nearly 800 today to over 1,000 by 2020, which is tantamount to a 25-percent rise in headcount. The new jobs being created in this region are primarily for activities related to new technologies. The tremendous advancements in the field of additive manufacturing technologies and the steep increase in production rates within the whole MTU Group are behind this move. For instance,  production volumes of components for the latest geared turbofan engines will increase significantly as well as the activities for assembly and production of components and modules for latest widebody propulsion systems powering the 787 Dreamliner and the 777X. The MTU Group’s investment in the site so far amounts to 100 million euro, and it is the plan to invest an additional 80 million euro in the next 5 years (2018-2022). According to plans, the new parts of the facility will be up and running no later than the end of 2019.

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Munich, April 5, 2018 – Brazilian airframer Embraer has delivered the first E-Jet E190-E2 to its launch customer, Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe. The aircraft has technologies made by MTU Aero Engines on board: MTU has a program share of 17 percent in the PW1900G geared turbofan engine, contributing technologies in which it excels – the unique high-speed low-pressure turbine and the forward four stages of the high-pressure compressor. 

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• Construction is scheduled to start in May 2018
• The joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines will start opera-tions in 2020

Hamburg, Munich, March 26, 2018 – Starting in May 2018, one of the most advanced maintenance facilities in the aerospace industry will be erected in Jasionka (province of Subcarpathia) in the south-east of Poland. EME Aero (Engine Maintenance Europe), a joint ven-ture of Lufthansa Technik AG and MTU Aero Engines AG, has officially acquired the building site for the planned maintenance shop in Poland’s Aviation Valley near Rzeszów airport. The two parties to the joint venture will invest a total amount of around 150 million euros in the region by 2020.

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Langenhagen, March 20, 2018 – MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Tunisair Technics have signed a five year maintenance agreement for the airline’s CFM56-5B/-7B engines. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul,  on-site services and spare engine leasing  support. 

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Munich, 19 March, 2018 – MTU Aero Engines AG launches a new brand to improve transparency in services for gas turbine customers. The new brand is called MTU Power and consolidates the existing gas turbine engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket expertise and services from the business units Aero Solutions, Brush Seals and MTU Maintenance at MTU. The overall aim is to harmonize the extensive experience, in-depth knowledge and creative, never-give-up mentality within the company and bring its services even closer to the customer.

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