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MTU Aero Engines takes 18-percent share in the PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine program

15.12.2011



The Munich manufacturer MTU Aero Engines has taken an 18-percent share in the PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine program which is currently being developed for the emerging Airbus A320neo aircraft family. This has been agreed in September 2011 between MTU, JAEC and Pratt & Whitney, the leading OEM partner company in this program. According to the agreement, MTU will also take on a portion of the final engine assembly and test of the PW1100G - a new role for MTU in a high-volume commercial engine program. "We are very proud to have succeeded in increasing our program share and taking on a major role in engine assembly. Our participation in the geared turbofan engine programs will be a major driver of future growth for MTU", said MTU CEO Egon Behle.

Furthermore, both partners have agreed to raise MTU’s stake in the PW1500G engine program for Bombardier CSeries aircraft from 15 to 17 percent.

The PW1100G-JM engine will power Airbus A320neo family aircraft. To date about 540 engines of that version have been ordered. PurePower® family engines help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15 percent each, and cut current perceived noise levels in half.

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MTU Aero Engines is Germany's leading engine manufacturer and the country's only independent engine builder. It has a workforce of more than 8.000 employees worldwide and, in fiscal 2010, posted consolidated sales of some 2.7 billion euros.

Source: www.mtu.de