Microchannel-plate (MCP) PMTs are the favored photon sensors for the DIRC detectors of the PANDA experiment at FAIR. Until recently the main drawback of MCP-PMTs were serious aging eects which led to a limited lifetime due to a rapidly decreasing quantum effciency (QE) of the photo cathode (PC) as the integrated anode charge (IAC) increased. In the latest models of PHOTONIS and Hamamatsu an innovative atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique is applied to overcome these limitations. During the last five years comprehensive aging tests with ALD coated MCP-PMTs were performed and the results were compared to tubes treated with other techniques. The QE in dependence of the IAC was measured as a function of the wavelength and the position across the PC. For the best performing tubes the lifetime improvement in comparison to the older MCP-PMTs is a factor of >50 based on an IAC of meanwhile >10 C/cm2. In addition, the performance results of a new 2-inch ALD coated MCP-PMT prototype from Hamamatsu with a very high position resolution (128x6 anode pixels) is presented and the first conclusions from investigations concerning the PC aging mechanism will be discussed.