Coatings protect engine components

05.2017 | Ultra-thin layers of metallic or ceramic materials protect against heat, erosion and chemical agents. In the quest to design more efficient propulsion systems that can be operated efficiently with higher combustion temperatures, thermal coatings have become a key technology.


V2500: Minor repair job—major effect

05.2017 | In the case of the high-pressure compressor for the V2500 engine, thin vibration damping rings were significantly reducing the service life. This was solved with tongue-and-groove joints to connect the wire ends and applying a spark-free coating to the housing walls.


“We also have to rethink our behavior”

11.2016 | Innovations in aviation primarily target the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions. But that might not be enough, says Prof. Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl from the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.


The next wave

11.2016 | For the next decade, the engine for the Airbus A320neo is set to become even more economical. To ensure this, two key components of the GTF are currently in the testing phase at MTU Aero Engines.


The future is digital

05.2016 | Industry 4.0, or the internet of things, is a highly discussed topic. What is behind all this and what can this mean for the aviation industry?