Oerlikon and MTU Aero Engines have signed a five-year agreement at Paris Air Show to collaborate on the further development of engine parts, materials and surface technologies for aero engines. 

Future development

The collaboration will focus on the development of future coatings and materials and will cover various aspects, including automation, digitization, and the associated industrialization for both series applications (OEM business) and the maintenance sector (maintenance, repair and overhaul). 

 Dr. Silke Maurer, COO at MTU Aero Engines, explained, “Coatings are becoming increasingly important in engine manufacturing. They are a key success factor because they enable engines to be designed even more efficiently and in a more environmentally friendly manner. This partnership brings together two experts who are working together to develop innovative surface solutions for technologically sophisticated engine parts.” 

Strong partnership

 This partnership further strengthens Oerlikon’s position in the field of advanced materials and surface technologies for the aerospace industry. “This long-term agreement is a sign of the trust MTU has in our surface technologies. With our expertise in high-end surface solutions, materials and advanced manufacturing technologies, we can deliver a vertically integrated approach that improves engine fuel efficiency and thus contributes to the sustainability of the entire industry,” said Dr. Sven Hicken, CTO of Oerlikon Surface Solutions. 

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