As part of the European research programme Clean Sky 2, MTU Aero Engines is further optimising its components, the low-pressure turbine (LPT) and the high-pressure compressor (HPC) and building two demonstrators. The Engine Material Validation (EMVAL) engine demonstrator is being built in Munich, to validate new LPT technologies. It will also be tested in Munich. The dual-shaft compressor rig is simultaneously being assembled and tested in Cologne, at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The cooperation partner for both projects is GKN Aerospace.  The test demonstrator for validating new LPT technologies is an MTR390. This engine was used in a Tiger

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