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Safran and MTU Aero Engines join forces

13th February 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Safran and MTU Aero Engines will jointly lead the development, production and after-sales support activities of the engine that will power the next-generation combat aircraft, Safran announced on 6 February.

The project is a part of the French-German Future Combat Air System. The aircraft is slated to enter into service by 2040 to complement the current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale fighter aircraft.

Under the partnership, Safran Aircraft Engines will lead the engine design and integration and MTU Aero Engines will provide engine services. MTU Aero Engines will be responsible for the low and high-pressure compressors and the low-pressure turbine, while Safran will be responsible for combustor, high-pressure turbine and the afterburner.

Aerospace Embedded Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture of MTU Aero Engines and Safran Electronics & Defense, will be responsible for the engine control hardware and software.

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