We are the world leader when it comes to low-pressure turbines that operate at maximum efficiency. The breadth of our expertise is enormous, ranging from conventional models for business jet engines and power turbines for heavy-lift helicopters all the way to large conventional low-pressure turbines for turbofan engines powering medium- and long-haul airliners. MTU’s masterpiece is the high-speed low-pressure turbine, a key component of the GTF, and a one-of-a-kind technology. Its technology is globally unparalleled.
For all new concepts, the goal is to have the design strike a balance among efficiency, weight, noise, costs and service life. To reduce the manufacturing costs, we are exploring novel structures that are less complex, and looking at new lightweight materials, such as ceramic composites, for use at high temperatures, as this reduces the turbine’s weight by as much as 10 percent.