June 20, 2013
MTU records orders worth over $1.3bn
MTU Aero Engines has achieved numerous new contracts at this year’s Paris Air Show. Germany’s leading engine manufacturer records orders worth more than $1.3bn (around €1bn) at the event in Le Bourget. Over three-fourths of the more than 1,300 engines ordered are of the PW1000G family, which offer a lower fuel burn and are very quiet. “This is an impressive proof that the eco-efficiency of flying is increasingly becoming a major priority, and that the geared turbofan engine has firmly established itself as the new propulsion concept in the marketplace,” commented MTU CEO Egon Behle.