May 6, 2014
MTU displays original geared turbofan engine for first time
MTU Aero Engines, the German engine experts will be displaying an original Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine for the very first time, at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show. The PurePower PW1500G, the propulsion system for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, is made available to MTU on a loan basis by its U.S. partner Pratt & Whtney. The geared turbofan engine marks a huge leap forward in engine technology and proves to be a tremendous success in the market: thanks to the new engine architecture, the GTF achieves a 15% reduction in fuel burn – which is tantamount to a 15% reduction in CO2 emission – and cuts the perceived noise level in half. To date, five aircraft manufacturers have selected the innovative propulsion concept: Airbus has chosen the GTF, which is developed jointly by Pratt & Whitney and MTU, for the A320neo, Bombardier for the CSeries, Irkut for the MS-21, Mitsubishi for the MRJ, and Embraer for its new E-Jets. At the moment, the GTF order book stands at over 5,300 engines.