MTU has taken a four-percent share in the GE9X program, assuming design, development and production responsibility for the turbine center frame – a highly engineered component. The first development module was delivered to GE in January 2016. MTU has many years of experience with this part, which it already contributes to the GP7000 (Airbus A380) and the GEnx (Boeing 787 Dreamliner, 747-8) engine programs.