MAN Turbo

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MAN Turbo AG
Industry Aircraft enginess, turbomachinery
Fate merged
Successor MTU München (1969)
MAN Diesel & Turbo (2010)
Headquarters Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Parent MAN AG

MAN Turbo AG was a company based in Oberhausen, Germany, that produced turbomachinery, including compressors, expanders, steam and gas turbines. It was owned by the German conglomerate MAN SE. In 2010, MAN Turbo and MAN Diesel were merged to form MAN Diesel & Turbo.


In 1954, BMW formed BMW Studienge-sellschaft für Triebwerkbau GmbH as part of West German efforts to resume aircraft engine production.[1] The company was renamed BMW Triebwerkbau GmbH in 1957, and began producing General Electric J79-11A turbojets for the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter program.

In 1960, MAN AG acquired 50 percent of BMW Triebwerkbau GmbH. MAN AG purchased the remainder of the company in 1965, and merged it with MAN Turbomotoren GmbH to form MAN Turbo GmbH.[1]

In Autumn 1968, MAN Turbo and Daimler-Benz formed Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Turbomotoren GmbH (Motoren- und Turbinen-Union München GmbH from 1969) as a 50/50 joint venture, combining their aircraft engine development and manufacturing interests.[1][2] MAN Turbo remained a separate company under MAN AG.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "75 years: MTU Aero Engines celebrates anniversary". Global Business Jet. Stansted News Limited. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  2. "AERO ENGINES 1970". Flight International. Flight International. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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