May 2, 2013
MTU Aero Engines delivers 200th GEnx turbine center frame – in record time
MTU Aero Engines is adding a new chapter to the success story of the turbine center frame for the GEnx engine: In the past four years, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer has moved from one milestone to the next in quick succession, and has now shipped the 200th module. “We’ve accomplished this milestone in record time,” states Egon Behle. MTU’s CEO emphasizes the importance of this module for MTU: “The GEnx powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is the sole engine for the Boeing 747-8, and we supply all of the turbine center frames.” The order book, too, shows the significance of the project: So far, around 1,400 orders, including options, have been received for General Electric’s new propulsion system. The total demand is estimated at about 4,400 GEnx engines.