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First Embraer E190-E2 delivered: MTU Aero Engines contributes GTF technologies
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.
The PW1900G is a member of the fuel-efficient, low-noise PurePower® PW1000G family of engines, which Pratt & Whitney is building jointly with MTU. The engine is a derivative of the PW1500G, which has been in revenue service on Bombardier’s C Series since 2016. “Entry into service of Embraer’s E2-Jet generation is a huge success for MTU,” says MTU Chief Program Officer Michael Schreyögg. “Together with the geared turbofan engines for the Bombardier C Series and for the future MRJ aircraft, plus our CF34 MRO service offerings, we now have a complete range of products to serve the entire fleet of regional jets.”
For Widerøe, the E-Jet ushers in a new era; for so far, its fleet has consisted of Dash 8 turbo-prop aircraft. The carrier has placed firm orders for three E2s and has taken purchase rights for up to another twelve of the aircraft. The E190-E2 will not be the only second-generation E-Jet. A stretched version – the E195-E2 – will become the second member of the family, and a shorter variant – the E175-E2 – will be added to the fleet in 2021. The E175-E2 will be powered by the PW1700G geared turbofan engine, in which MTU has a stake too.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. Some 30 percent of today’s active aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 5 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country’s military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2017, the company had a workforce of some 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately five billion euros.