Compact outside, huge inside – a first flight on the C Series

Bombardier’s C Series with PW1500G PurePower engines is due to enter commercial service with Swiss – AEROREPORT already experienced a flight.

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Building on traditional values to create a new future

07.2016 | This motto was chosen by MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg to mark the year in which the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. Since 1991, this MTU location on Berlin’s doorstep has grown from strength to strength, and is now not only a poster child for the regional economy but also a force to be reckoned with internationally.

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Chain reactions

05.2016 | Supply chains in engine manu­facturing: taking the PW1500G for the Bombardier CSeries as an example, AEROREPORT illustrates the global dimension of engine manu­facturing activities, from the sourcing of raw materials to component manu­facturing and from module assembly and engine assembly to final assembly of the aircraft.

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Three into one

05.2016 | Unlike aircraft, when an engine comes to the end of its service life, it doesn’t necessarily have to be scrapped. What happens to the engine depends on the air­line or leasing company’s specific requirements.

Partners

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German Air Force turns 60

07.2016 | At the end of May, when the Eurofighter with the military code 30+68 started up its engines, it was no ordinary day for the pilot and his aircraft. This flight was part of the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the creation of the German Air Force.

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LATAM—All of Latin America under one roof

05.2016 | Following the merger of LAN and TAM, both longstanding MTU customers, two of the oldest flag carrier airlines on the South American subcontinent are to be rebranded as LATAM Airlines. The new airline group is one of the ten largest in the world, with a roughly 30-percent share of domestic routes within Latin America and international flights to and from the region.

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Joint ramp-up

05.2016 | GF Machining Solutions GmbH, a division of the Swiss industrial group Georg Fischer AG, supplies MTU Aero Engines with specialized milling machines for the blisk production facility and is one of the world’s leading providers of machines to the tool- and mold-making industry.

Expertise

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Between two worlds

05.2016 | Envisioning the future of air trans­port means thinking with creativity and imagi­nation while main­taining a high degree of scientific accuracy, says Bauhaus Luftfahrt executive director Mirko Hornung. In this AEROREPORT interview, the professor of air­craft design offers insights into the topics that will define the aviation industry in the coming decades.

Technology

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The future is digital

05.2016 | Connected industry and the internet of things are topics that continue to make head­lines. The increasing impact of digital tech­nologies on economic and social life is echoed in the manu­facturing world as the advent of the fourth industrial revo­lution. What is driving these changes, and what do they mean for the aviation industry?

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Replacing trial and error with a mouse click

05.2016 | Simulation is transforming industrial development and production techniques. Virtual testing speeds up the design process, and numerical simulation tools are increasingly being used by aeronautical engineers. Academic and industrial researchers are working hand in hand to achieve progress in this field.

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Flexible and stable

05.2016 | Because every order is different, aero engine maintenance makes great demands of the shop production system. Read on to learn more about modern production control at MTU Maintenance from the perspective of a trainee.

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