MTU Aero Engines Polska supplies 1000th low-pressure turbine for Pratt & Whitney GTF engine

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MTU Aero Engines’ technology is in each and every geared turbofan (GTF) engine produced for the Airbus A320neo. Its Polish subsidiary, MTU Aero Engines Polska, started to assemble the first low-pressure turbine for the geared turbofan model PW1100G-JM about three and a half years ago. At the end of the year 2018, the MTU site in Poland completed the 1000th module and delivered it to Pratt & Whitney. For MTU, this marks another milestone in the production ramp-up of this game-changing engine program at its site in Rzeszów.

Pratt & Whitney GTF engines are already in service on more than 350 aircraft and with 32 airlines. As things stand, more than 80 airlines around the world have ordered thousands of the GTF propulsion systems. In all, there are five applications for Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine family: it powers the A320neo by Airbus, and it is the sole engine choice, for the A220 (formerly known as the Bombardier C Series), the MRJ from Mitsubishi,  the new E170-E2 and E190-E2 E-Jet families from Embraer; and the MC-21 from Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut. 

MTU Aero Engines Polska has made a key contribution to the ramp-up of the eco-efficient GTF engine since 2015 by assembling the low-pressure turbines. The site in Poland also designs and produces components and airfoils for low pressure turbines. In addition to GTF engines, these parts are also used for the Airbus A320 and A380, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 777X, and for business jets such as Cessna and Gulfstream. The company also assembles the low-pressure turbines for various engines, as well as turbine center frames. The LM6000 series by General Electric is another of its fields of expertise. 

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