Singapore Airshow 2020

Aviation Boom in Asia: MTU Aero Engines at the Singapore Airshow

The Singapore Airshow is a biennial event that brings together the who's who in the aerospace industry. In 2018, more than 1,000 exhibitors from around 50 nations attracted almost 55,000 trade visitors and around 80,000 visitors on the public days from all over the world to the Changi Exhibition Center in the Southeast Asian city-state. The trend for Asia as an aviation market is set to continue, the region being one of the fastest-growing in the world. MTU Aero Engines, Germany's leading engine manufacturer and the world's largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services, is excited to have the opportunity to exhibit at this key industry event.


MTU's engine technologies are setting new standards

In keeping with our slogan “Thrust for the future,” we offer exciting propulsion and service solutions along the entire lifecycle for commercial and military engines of all generations—areas in which MTU holds a prime position. At the same time, we are aware of our responsibility regarding sustainable, zero-emissions flight and present ideas for the future: evolutionary technologies for the next engine generation and also revolutionary concepts for the year 2050 and after.

Read more about this in AEROREPORT.


Which technologies will play a key role for the engine industry in the future? In design and development, the focus is, first and foremost, on lightweight materials capable of withstanding appreciably higher temperatures than today's. In production, additive manufacturing is becoming more and more widespread. As one of the first manufacturers, MTU began to use the technology for production applications and shows various components in its technology showcase.

More on this under “Additive manu­facturing: Printing a compo­nent, layer by layer”.


World’s leading industrial system partner for military engines

Innovative, capable and reliable—with its first-class technologies, products and services, MTU ensures that military customers can count on the full availability of their fleets at all times.

This is also the case with the EJ200, an advanced engine powering the Eurofighter/Typhoon. MTU’s production share is 30 percent and comprises the low- and high-pressure compressor modules, the electronic control & monitoring unit and work on the high-pressure turbine as well as assembly and testing of the engines for the German Armed Forces.


MRO solutions for customers' every need

MTU Maintenance ranks among the top three providers of aftermarket services. It can draw on more than 40 years of experience and has handled over 20,000 shop visits. Through its global service network, the company offers guaranteed customer proximity and has a presence in all important growth regions—including Singapore, since opening a new representative office for its leasing business there in 2019.

One example of the customized and service-oriented solutions offered by MTU Maintenance is the V2500 LPT vane braze repair, developed in-house, to help airlines keep the costs of operating their engine fleets down. This brazing method is used to restore damaged turbine vanes to serviceable condition that would otherwise have to be scrapped and will be demonstrated at MTU's booth.

Find out more about the history of MTU Maintenance in the AEROREPORT series “40 years MTU Maintenance”.

At booth J65, the company is showcasing its portfolio of solutions for the entire life cycle of commercial and military engines and emerging technology innovations.

MTU Aero Engines is in good shape and ready to face the future, as it impressively demonstrates at its booth at the Singapore Airshow, which takes place from February 11-16, 2020.