November 11, 2014
Europrop International celebrates 100th TP400-D6
The EPI Europrop International (EPI) engine consortium has completed the 100th TP400-D6 production-standard engine to power the Airbus A400M military airlifter. On November 11th, MTU Aero Engines in Munich hosted a celebration to mark this special occasion. The 100th TP400-D6 will go to the German Air Force’s engine fleet, as part of the in-service support programme. MTU performs the final assembly of all TP400-D6 production engines in its facilities at its Munich headquarters. The three other shareholders in EPI – ITP, Rolls-Royce and Snecma – ship their modules to the assembly line in Munich. Following final assembly, the engines are sent to MTU’s facility in Ludwigsfelde near Berlin to undergo testing. To date, 24 TP400-D6 engines have logged over 4,000 flight hours aboard A400M transports in service with the French and Turkish air forces. Deliveries of first aircraft to the UK and Germany are expected soon.