The magic of supersonic flight

08.2017 | Thirty-six-year-old Blake Scholl – former Amazon manager, technology entrepreneur and certified pilot – is the founder and CEO of Boom Technology, Inc., a start-up from Denver, Colorado. Boom’s mission is to bring the first supersonic passenger airliner to market since the Concorde, with the 55-seat jet expected to enter into service in 2023. So far, Boom has received purchase commitments for 76 jets from five major airlines. A two-seater demonstrator aircraft dubbed “Baby Boom” is expected to take to the skies as early as 2018.


“Sweet spot” for every aircraft

06.2017 | Analyst David H Perry (JP Morgan) explains in an interview why the C Series and E2 have taken over the title of most cost-efficient aircraft in the 100 to 130 seat category – and how Airbus and Boeing are responding to this new competition.


“Path of Excellence” at Paris Air Show

06.2017 | 200,000 guests on the public days, 150,000 trade visitors, 2,300 exhibitors. If it’s a respected brand in the aviation industry, then it will be at the International Paris Air Show 2017, from June 19 to 25. And MTU is right at the center of the action.


Optimized engine maintenance

05.2017 | Aircraft engines are significant investment assets and billions of dollars are spent on their maintenance. Technologically, they have no age limit, but each generation and application requires and is given the optimum level of service in terms of cost efficiency.


MRO diary of an engine

05.2017 | Having been on the market for almost 30 years, the V2500 engine family has an especially rich maintenance history. Approximately every 15,000 to 30,000 flight hours, the engine is thoroughly overhauled; the extent of repair depends on the engine’s age.