UEC to show civil aviation engines in Paris

The United Engine Corporation will show its developments in civil aviation engine building at the international air and space salon, the Paris Air Show 2013.

Visitors to the exhibition will see joint developments by Russian and French specialists ó the SaM146 engine, which is now fitted on the first Russian airplane of the post-Soviet period, the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Since the program was launched it has already produced 62 engines, 60 of which for Sukhoi Civilian Airplanes. At present there are 32 of the engines in operation, of which 30 are on the wing, one is in technical service, and one is a reserve. Ten SSJ 100 aircraft are in use by Aeroflot, two by Yakutiya airlines, and one each with the Indonesian company Sky Aviation and the Laos company Lao Central. As of June 1, 2013, the fleet of SaM146 engines had clocked a total of 57,701 hours.

The new item in UECís exhibit is a model of the PD-14 engine. This is one of the corporationís priority innovative products at the moment. The engine has been developed using the most modern technology and, at the same time, on the basis of reliable and proven solutions. The engine has been created using the time-tested twin-shaft, two-circuit configuration with direct drive fan, a high-efficiency gas generator with 8-step high pressure compressor and 2-step high pressure turbine. The engine uses 3D next generation aerodynamics for all nodes, prospective technologies (technologies of preparing wideranging full titanium fan blades by using diffused welding and superplastic forming, cooling and protection of the hot parts, making parts and engine nodes and nacelles from polymer composites), as well as new materials (intermetallic and heatproof nickel alloys for turbine blades, high-tensile alloys for compressor discs and turbines, next-generation polymer composites). The PD-14 engine has been developed and will be made in Russia. Imported parts make up no more than 5 % of the cost of the engine.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UECís priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies founded in 2002. It is part of the Rostech corporation. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostechnologies (Rostech) is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether the Corporation encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 8 holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. Its 2011 net profit was 45.6 billion rubles, and it paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.