MTU Aero Engines is the leading German company in the engine industry and a must-have partner to all the major manufacturers of aircraft propulsion systems worldwide. With more than 400 patent applications filed every year, the company secures its leading technological edge in its core competencies: the low-pressure turbine, the high-pressure compressor, the turbine center frame, and high-tech production and maintenance. Many of the processes in use at MTU have been developed in-house, helping the company achieve levels of production and restoration that are unrivaled worldwide. Jointly with partners from industry and science, MTU has for decades been successfully developing new technologies to make aircraft engines more fuel-efficient and less noisy, and to reduce the emissions they produce.