MTU Aero Engines Showcases Zero-Emission Flight Technologies at Farnborough Airshow

MTU Aero Engines Showcases Zero-Emission Flight Technologies at Farnborough Airshow

(IN BRIEF) MTU Aero Engines is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the Farnborough International Airshow with a focus on revolutionary propulsion technologies. Highlighting innovations aimed at zero-emission flight, MTU will showcase its Water-Enhanced Turbofan (WET) and Flying Fuel Cell™ (FFC) technologies, part of their vision for sustainable aviation. The booth will also feature advancements in military propulsion with the New Generation Fighter Engine (NGFE). Additionally, visitors can explore MTU’s repair technologies and maintenance solutions through interactive exhibits. This presence reaffirms MTU’s commitment to pioneering aviation technologies for a sustainable future.

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 9-Jul-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — MTU Aero Engines is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a prominent presence at the Farnborough International Airshow, under the banner “90 years and beyond – Passion for engines.” The company will exhibit its cutting-edge commercial and military propulsion technologies at their 130-square-meter booth in Hall 1, No 1215.

Zero-Emission Flight Innovations

MTU Aero Engines is committed to advancing zero-emission flight, with a focus on future-oriented propulsion solutions. The company will showcase models of its Water-Enhanced Turbofan (WET) and Flying Fuel Cell™ (FFC) technologies, which are pivotal to their vision of sustainable aviation. The WET model will highlight the SWITCH project, integrating WET and hybrid-electric engine elements. The FFC model will feature the HEROPS program, aimed at developing a hydrogen-powered electric powertrain for regional aircraft by 2035.

Military Advancements

The booth will also feature MTU’s innovations for military applications, particularly the New Generation Fighter Engine (NGFE). These advanced technology concepts are designed to meet future defense needs.

Interactive Exhibits and Expert Discussions

Attendees can explore MTU’s innovative repair technologies and customized maintenance solutions through an interactive HoloTouch exhibit. MTU Maintenance experts will be available to engage with visitors, providing insights into the company’s state-of-the-art repair and maintenance services.

MTU Aero Engines’ participation in the Farnborough Airshow underscores its leadership in propulsion technology and its dedication to sustainable and advanced aviation solutions.


MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine 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 aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 3 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country’s military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2023, the company had a workforce of more than 12,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of 6.3 billion euros.

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