For Germany's leading engine manufacturer, the air show in France's Le Bourget was a huge success: MTU CEO Egon Behle reported that the company had bagged orders in the total amount of more than 600 million euros. "That's a figure that is twice as high as at the last Paris Air Show two years ago," explained Behle.
Deals have been concluded for the PurePower PW1000G geared-turbofan family, the GEnx engine powering the Boeing 747-8, and the popular V2500 for standard A320 jets. Said Behle: "We are pleased to note that after a first, very big wave of orders for the geared turbofan, we now see additional major contracts coming in for this propul-sion system here at Le Bourget, and, importantly, not just for the A320neo, but also for the CSeries and the MRJ." For Behle, one of the highlights this year was the international air show debut of the new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. "I'm very confident that our program share in the GEnx, which has been selected as the exclusive powerplant for this aircraft, will also pay dividends over the next few years," said MTU's chief executive.
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