In the upper thrust category of commercial engines, MTU is renowned for its turbine center frames. We develop and build this highly engineered component for long-haul aircraft engines: the GP7000 for the Airbus A380, the GEnx for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing 747-8, and the GE9X, the exclusive engine for the Boeing 777X.
The turbine center frame routes the flow of hot gases exiting the high-pressure turbine toward the low-pressure turbine. In operation, it is exposed to extreme mechanical loads and high temperatures. The material and design must satisfy the highest of standards.