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After almost five years of research activities, the ENOVAL program has successfully been concluded. With the newly developed technologies for turbofan engines, it will be possible to significantly cut emissions of carbon dioxide and noise. “We’ve fully achieved the objectives we had in mind when we started,” says MTU Aero Engines’ Dr Edgar Merkl, who coordinated the technology program, “and clearly demonstrated how much additional potential still exists in turbofans.” The new technology is slated to fly starting in 2025.


ENOVAL successfully concluded its Public Workshop at Munich. All posters are available for download.



Join us at Munich Aiport on December 5th for ENOVAL Public Workshop on Ultra-High Bypass Ratio Aero-Engines to discuss the next steps of future Aero-Engines!

The ENOVAL Project will be represented at the Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress (DLRK) in Munich, Germany on September 5-7, 2017. Come visit us at the MTU Aero Engines booth!

ENOVAL will be well represented at the 23rd ISABE Conference taking place on September 3-8, 2017 in Manchester, UK. More information on the ISABE Conference can be found here:


The ENOVAL project organized a supply chain workshop at the AIRTEC congress on October 27, 2016. The workshop was entitled 'Ultra-High Bypass Ratio Aero-Engines - New Opportunities and Challenges for Suppliers', and featured five invited presentations, an ENOVAL overview presentation by project coordinator Edgar Merkl and a panel discussion.


ENOVAL project coordinator Dr. Edgar Merkl visited the Greener Aviation 2016 in Brussels and gave an ENOVAL overview presentation.


The ENOVAL project attended the 65. DLRK in Braunschweig which was held on September 13-15, 2016.

Location: Braunschweig, Germany

The ENOVAL Project will be represented at the Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress (DLRK) in Braunschweig, Germany on September 13-15, 2016. Come visit us at the MTU Aero Engines booth!

In addition, the Project Coordinator, Dr. Edgar Merkl (MTU) will give a presentation on "The Next Generation of Aero-Engines - an ENOVAL Overview" on Tuesday 13, September starting at 16:50 in the Congress Hall B / L5.


The ENOVAL project attended the 7th European Aeronautics Days that was held on 20-23 October 2015 at the QEII Centre in London.

The first ENOVAL Learning Modules are available for download! Please check here.The list of modules will be completed soon.

The ENOVAL Project will attend the AERODAYS 2015 in London on October 20-23. Meet us on stand 5-07 on the fith floor of  the Queen Elizabeth II Centre! The Project Coordinator, Dr. Edgar Merkl (MTU), and Consortium members will be happy to meet you there and provide you with a project insight!

In addition, Dr. Merkl will give a presentation on "Ultra-High Bypass Ratio Aero-Engines - Research Achievements" at the Parallel Session on Thursday, 22 October starting at 09:00 (UK time).

Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Turbomeca published a paper on "Application of an Analytical Method to Locate a Mixing Plane in a Supersonic Compressor" in the framework of the ASME Turbo Expo 2014. The publication is now available on-line.


The 1st ENOVAL editorial has been published. Please check the Media Centre editorial section and find out about the ice impact testing on IMC conducted by GKN and SICOMP.


ENOVAL has been up and running since October 2013. A two-day official kick-off event took place on October 28-29, which saw over 140 representatives from the aviation industry, research, academe and from the European Union come together in Freising, near Munich.

Location: Freising, Germany

ENOVAL coordinator Edgar Merkl, MTU presented the project at the first LEMOCOTEC Technology Transfer Workshop held on October 22-23, 2013 in Potsdam, Germany.

Location: Potsdam, Germany