Pratt & Whitney GTF receives its 1000th Low-pressure from MTU Polska firm
Munich, Rzeszów, 11th January 2019 - 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 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 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 family: it powers the A320neo by Airbus, and it is the sole 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 manufacturer Irkut.
MTU Polska has made a key contribution to the ramp-up of the eco-efficient GTF since 2015 by assembling the . The site in Poland also and produces components and airfoils for . In addition to GTF , these parts are also used for the Airbus A320 and A380, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 777X, and for business such as Cessna and Gulfstream. The company also assembles the for various , as well as center frames. The LM6000 series by General Electric is another of its fields of expertise.
MTU Polska first started to produce components for MTU, Germany’s leading manufacturer in April 2009. Within five years, the workforce in Rzeszów grew from an initial staff of 200 to 500 highly-skilled employees. Today, MTU Polska has a workforce of over 860 employees in the Polish aviation valley. MTU Polska is enlarging its existing operational by another 11,400 square meters and according to plans, expects to be up and running no later than the end of 2019. The in the newly built part of the facility will, first and foremost, house activities in connection with , such as additive manufacturing, as well as for assembly and production of components and modules for latest widebody propulsion systems powering the 787 Dreamliner and the 777X. After the expansion, the total operational area will cover 38,500 square meters.
About MTU EnginesMTU AG is Germany's leading manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in , high-pressure compressors, center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. Some 30 percent of today’s active in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector, the company ranks among the top 5 service providers for commercial and industrial . The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the arena, MTU is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all operated by the country's . MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2017, the company had a workforce of some 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately five billion euros.
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