Technology

Leaders in key engine technologies

MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and a firmly established player in the international aviation industry. Around one third of the world’s commercial aircraft take to the skies with MTU technology or components on board. With roots reaching back to the dawn of engine-powered aviation, the company designs, develops, manufactures, markets and supports commercial and military aircraft engines as well as stationary industrial gas turbines.

As a global technology leader, MTU excels in high-pressure compressors, low-pressure turbines, turbine center frames, as well as manufacturing and repair techniques. In the field of engine maintenance and repair, the MTU Maintenance Group is a leading provider with a presence in Europe, Asia and North America.

Must-have partner to all major engine manufacturers

With its broad and well-balanced portfolio, MTU is represented in all thrust and power categories and is a must-have partner to all major manufacturers of aircraft propulsion systems worldwide. It holds a stake in the PW1000G family of Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines—the company’s flagship commercial project. PW1000G engine technology can be found in five applications: Airbus and Irkut offer the GTF as an engine option to power their A320neo and MC-21 aircraft respectively. The GTF is also the exclusive powerplant for the Airbus A220 (formerly the Bombardier C Series), the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the new Embraer E-Jets.

Other commercial engine programs in which MTU holds a workshare include the V2500 powering the Airbus A320 family, the GP7000 (Airbus A380) and the GEnx (Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 747-8). MTU also has a stake in the GE9X, the exclusive engine for the new Boeing 777X, and in the PW800 engine for business jets. The PW800 is a non-geared derivative of the GTF family, based on the same innovative core engine Technology.

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Industrial lead company for practically all engines flown by the German Armed Forces

In the military arena, MTU is Germany’s industrial lead company for practically all engines flown by the German Armed Forces. Its major military engine programs include the TP400-D6 (Airbus A400M), the EJ200 (Eurofighter), the RB199 (Tornado) and the MTR390 (Tiger combat helicopter). MTU is also a partner in GE Aviation’s F414 (F-18 Super Hornet), F110 (F-15 and F16) and T408 (CH-53K) military engine programs.