As propulsion systems become more and more advanced, engine control and monitoring systems play an increasingly important role. Here, MTU brings more than 30 years’ experience in developing military engines to the table. Its expertise covers the complete control and monitoring system, including the software. In the commercial engine business, too, MTU is increasingly replacing mechanical and hydraulic components with electric ones, which are more efficient and flexible to install, and perfect candidates for smart programming.
To retain control systems expertise over the long term, MTU and Safran Electronics & Defense established the AES (Aerospace Embedded Solutions GmbH) joint venture. AES offers the full range of services, from design and testing to certification of safety-critical software and electronics. MTU meanwhile continues to draw up the specifications and to produce and repair the electronic equipment.