In its Leading Technology Roadmap, MTU charts the company’s planned course for its commercial and military business: We will refine and optimize our high-pressure compressor, high-speed low-pressure turbine, and turbine center frame. Key technologies required to achieve these plans are new, light-weight high-temperature materials, additive manufacturing techniques, and virtual design and production. The roadmap contains some 150 defined technology projects.
Our technology roadmap pursues two main objectives:
- one is refining our Geared Turbofan combined with two revolutionary propulsion concepts.
- another is electrifying the powertrain as far as possible to minimize in-flight emissions. In our view, the focus is quite clearly on the fuel-cell. We call this the flying fuel cell.