15 % less fuel consumption – this is the primary benefit that the manufacturer Airbus wants to give customers with its A320neo, a new short- and medium-haul aircraft. Achieving the goal requires, above all, more efficient engines. MTU Aero Engines is a primary supplier to the US engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and plays a key role in Airbus reaching its objectives. In order to remain at the forefront of technology, the Munich-based experts in aircraft engines actively supports the use of innovative production processes. Additive Manufacturing plays an important role here, as shown in the manufacture of borescope bosses – access points for inspecting turbines – a product for which MTU relies on EOS technology. Read More…