Moscow, August 15, 2011 — At the 10th anniversary International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011, OAO United Engine Corporation Managing Company (UEC) will demonstrate examples of its latest technology. The holding exhibition will present: a model of the next-generation PD-14 engine, whose first customer will be MS-21 airplane, the most in-demand military AL-31F engine designed for Su-27 fighter jet and modifications, as well as other promising technology. Exhibition visitors will see for the first time Mi-38 helicopter in action with Russian TV7-117V engine, and the salon flight program will show off the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA) with engines developed by UEC companies.
As in 2009, the United Engine Corporation and its companies will be participating in MAKS-2011 as a single exhibitor.
Among the new developments at the unified exhibition is a model of PD-14 next-generation engine. This engine was created as the result of cooperation among all the enterprises and design bureaus in UEC — practically all the leading scientific and design schools in the country took part (Aviadvigatel, Saturn, Motor, the Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Engines, the All-Union Institute of Aviation Materials, and others). For the first time in domestic gas turbine construction, this is an engine with unique operational parameters, exceeding existing global analogues by
A joint press conference with Aviadvigatel and Perm Engine Company, which will present a project, will take place on August 17 at 14:00 in the OBORONPROM conference hall (pavilion C3).
In the section for civil aviation engines, the company will present PC-90A2 (developed by Perm design bureau Aviadvigatel and produced by PEC) and the first joint project between Russia and France (Saturn and Snecma), enabling the implementation in Russia of technological solutions at a world-class level, SaM146 engine, which bears aloft new SSJ-100 airplane. SaM146 has been certified under Russian and European aviation safety standards and has been awarded certificates AP MAK and EASA. This is the first time that a Russian aviation engine manufacturer has been awarded a European certificate, and also the first time that an engine has been certified before the airplane. In connection with the expansion of the SSJ-100 line of aircraft, work is ongoing to modify SaM146 engine to increase its thrust by 5%. Potential alternative applications for SaM146 engine on other types of aircraft are also being explored.
In the military aviation section, visitors’ attention will be directed to the engine for Su-35 fighter jet, 117C. This is a full-scale modernization of AL-31F engine. The new engine has 2 more tons of thrust (14.5 tons), allowing the airplane’s potential to expand significantly. At present the engine is in design work and from 2012 it will be under production at UEC enterprises. The development is currently being financed by the holding’s own funds — investment has thus far exceeded 4.149 billion rubles.
AL-55I engine, also on show, is the first example in domestic engine-building of full-scale development of an engine for a foreign aircraft manufacturer (HJT, India) by a Russian enterprise. The engine has been fully certified in India and is being delivered to the customer.
One of the most interesting exhibitions in UEC rocket section is NK-33 engine, which is unequalled anywhere in the world. Despite the fact that NK-33 was developed for the Lunar Program, it actually meets all modern requirements for space exploration. Since the Space Shuttle program has been wound down, the NK-33 remains the only means in the world of lifting large loads into space, and this year it will be fitted on the Soyuz-2-1b Russian-made rocket.
The presentation of NK-33 engine will take place August 18, at 14:30 at the UEC stand (pavilion C3).
The salon’s flight program will offer the first presentation of the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA), equipped with Saturn engines. The Russian MiG-39 fighter jet, equipped with unique turbo-prop RD-33 engines with thrust vector control (TVC), will demonstrate aerial stunt maneuvers that cannot be executed with any other aircraft. The engine with TVC was developed by Klimov, part of UEC, and is a fine example of Russian know-how.
Salon visitors will also get a first glimpse of the Mi-38 helicopter with Russian TV7-117V engines. In addition, visitors will see new VK-800 gas turbine engine with a capacity of 800 hp, designed for light multi-purpose helicopters such as Mi-54, the Ansat, K-126, and others.
UEC is currently successfully implementing its program of developing helicopter engine production in Russia. It has already taken on production of spare parts, and from 2015, the holding’s enterprises will be able to produce these engines entirely independently, and decisively answer the issue of dependency on foreign suppliers.
In fulfilling the strategic task to develop and support modern engineering in the sphere of gas turbine technology, UEC actively works with students in technical institutions and with young specialists. As part of the salon, there will be a final competition and an awards ceremony for the winner of the competition ‘21st Century Engines’, organized by UEC together with the OBORONPROM corporate university with support from the Federal Agency for Youth Issues. Its primary goal is to attract talented young specialists to work on promising engine-building projects and to keep them in the industry. Competitors were invited to complete a task formulated by specialists from UEC’s design bureaus from actual potential projects.
The event will take place on August 18 in the OBORONPROM conference hall at 13:00.
UEC is actively participating in developing technological platforms aimed at modernizing the Russian economy and uniting the powers of science and business around the most in-demand innovative projects.
As part of the Aviation Mobility technological platform, UEC is carrying out projects to develop aviation engines for aircraft for local airlines and small freight airlines, creating a line of turboshaft engines, technology for improving the reliability, efficiency, and environmental-friendliness of aviation engines and others.
By participating in the Small Scale Energy Distribution platform, UEC in conjunction with 16 administrative regions of Russia is working on programs to provide local plants with varying capacity to work as both heat and energy plants.
UEC financials coming into MAKS-2011 bear witness to the well-thought-out and implemented development strategy, which has lead to stable growth in both production and sales volumes. On 2010 results, the corporation’s earnings amounted to 90 billion rubles.
OAO United Engine Corporation Managing Company is a wholly-owned specialized subsidiary of OAO United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM focused on engine-building assets.
OAO United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are: helicopters (Russian helicopters), engine-building (United Engine Corporation), and other assets.