At the close of last week’s Paris Air Show, MTU Aero Engines revealed that it had recorded an order intake valued at more than $1.3bn.
Roughly 95% of the orders secured by the engine manufacturer were memorandums of understanding (MoU) for the geared turbofan (GTF) engines of the PW1000G family, which are today utilised in a wide variety of short- and medium-range aircraft.
With the bulk of orders related to Airbus aircraft, the single largest order was placed by JetSMART with engines for 85 A320neo aircraft.
MTU Aero Engines also noted that 142 aircraft in the same category were ordered by several unrevealed customers.
Elsewhere, Viva Aerobus, a Mexican airline, has selected the GTF engine for 41 A321neo aircraft, while SMBC Aviation Capital and Aviation Capital Group each ordered 20 aircraft from the same family.
As part of its involvement with the GEnx programme, MTU Aero Engine also benefitted from orders related to the Boeing 787 aircraft.
During the course of the air show, Korean Air inked a deal for 30 aircraft of this type.
Commenting on the orders picked up during the Paris Air Show 2019, Reiner Winkler, CEO of MTU Aero Engines, said “Modern and efficient engines determine MTU's future in the commercial engine business.
“This is demonstrated at the Paris Air Show by the continued success of the geared turbofan family and the GEnx engine. While we are mastering the ramp-up of these programs, we are also working on the long-term technological prospects for sustainable aviation,” he added.