MTU Aero Engines is Germany's leading engine manufacturer and an established global player in the industry. It engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and industrial gas turbines. The German manufacturer employs approximately 10,000 people overall and with its various affiliates and subsidiaries has a presence in all significant regions and markets worldwide. In the years ahead, MTU will focus its resources on its core business, seek stakes in emerging engine programs and expand its service offerings.
In 1979, MTU launched its MRO business – MTU Maintenance – to provide aftermarket services for commercial engines. We take a look back to when the first engine arrived for a shop visit. Up until the 1970s, air travel was considered a pure luxury. In 1977, a worker on a standard wage in Germany took home 710 Deutsche Mark per month.