German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines AG has completed a significant milestone in the manufacturing of low-pressure turbines for Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) engine, PW1100G-JM. At the close of 2018, MTU’s Polish subsidiary, MTU Aero Engines Polska, completed and delivered its 1000th module for Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine.
Utilised on more than 350 aircraft and with 32 airlines, P&W GTF engines are utilised on the Airbus A320neo, the A220, Mitsubishi’s MRJ, Embraer’s E170-E2 and E190-E2 E-Jet families, as well as the Irkut’s MC-21.
Starting from 2015, MTU Aero Engines Polska’s work on the GTF engine has been focused on eco-efficiency. From its base in Poland, the company designs and produces components and airfoils for low-pressure turbines, which are also utilised in aircraft, such as the Airbus A320 and A380, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777X, and for business jets, Cessna and Gulfstream.
Additionally, the company assembles low-pressure turbines for other engine types, along with turbine centre frames. MTU Aero Engines Polska has also specialised itself on General Electric’s LM6000 series.
Currently, MTU Aero Engines Polska is expanding its operational space, adding an additional 11,400 square metres that are expected to go live by the close of 2019. The new space will house new technologies, such as additive manufacturing, and will also provide ample space for the assembly and production of modules for latest widebody propulsion systems. The latter includes systems for both 787 Dreamliner and 777X aircraft.