UAC and UEC sign contract for delivery of PS-90A76 engines for Il-76MD-90A aircraft

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and the United Engine Corporation (UEC), part of state corporation Rostech, have signed a contract for delivery of PS-90A76 engines for the Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) aircraft. It concerns 39 machines, which UAC will deliver to the Russian Ministry of Defence under agreements reached between the parties last year. The transfer of aircraft to the customer will take place in 2014, although the first engines will be delivered to UAC by the end of 2013. In total under the contract between the corporations, 156 engines will be delivered. The contract is worth more than 30 billion rubles in total.

The document was signed by Mikhail Pogosyan, the President of the United Aircraft Corporation and Vladislav Masalov, the General Director of the United Engine Corporation.

“We are expanding our cooperation with UEC — one of our key partners in working to fulfil the state armaments program,” said UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan. “The contract we have signed today will allow UEC to get up to large-scale production in its civilian engine line as well.”

“The contract signed today will allow UEC to begin production of a large range of engines for civil aviation,” said UEC General Director Vladislav Masalov at the signing ceremony. “Thanks to agreements with UAC we can also build efficient long-term cooperation with our suppliers of units, parts, and raw materials.” The PS-90A-76 engine, certified in 2003, significantly improves on performance characteristics of the Il-76MD-90A aircraft. The engine meets not only existing but also upcoming standards and ICAA requirements concerning noise and harmful emissions, allowing the aircraft to work anywhere in the world.

The flight program as part of factory tests for modernizing the Il-76MD-90A has been successfully completed. As part of these tests, the technical flight characteristics of the new aircraft were confirmed, which at 15-17 % exceed the specifications of the Il-76MD. At the moment the aircraft is beginning flights for the program of state testing by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Mass production of the aircraft is being developed at the Aviastar-SP factory in Ulyanovsk, part of UAC. At present the factory and hundreds of factories supplying parts are filling UAC orders to launch the first batch of Il-76MD-90A aircraft.

“This agreement practically completes our work with systems and components suppliers under the contract for delivery of 39 Il-76MD-90A aircrafts,” said UAC-Transport Airplanes General Director Sergei Velmozhin after the signing. “This allows us moving forward — the first airplane is already in the final assembly workshop at the Aviastar-SP factory.”

The PS-90A-76 engine will enable 17-19 % reduction in fuel consumption, relative to the D-30KP-2, and will increase flight distances by 25 % (800-1,000 km). And thanks to the Perm-built engine, the aircraft’s commercial haulage will also increase, by 15 % (up to 60 tons).

To date, 74 PS-90A-76 engines have been made, which are in operation on aircraft Il-76TD-90, Il-76MF, A-50 (early radar warning and management on the basis of the Il-76), by airlines in four countries (Russia, Azerbaijan, India, and Jordan). During this time, the engine has in practice confirmed its high operational characteristics. The fleet of PS-90A-76 engines has worked a total of nearly 190,000 hours. The leading engine as of July 1, 2013, had worked 10,646 hours (2,889 flight cycles) without repair.

Altogether over 400 PS-90A engines have been made. 345 of them are currently in operation. The total accumulated working hours are 3.2 million.

Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in 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 UEC’s 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 established in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 17 holdings, 12 of which are 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 2012 turnover was 931 billion rubles, with net profit of 38.5 billion rubles. It paid a total of 109 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) was created by order of the Russian President on February 20, 2006. As of today its established capital is 188.9 billion rubles. The Russian Federation holds 84.33 % of shares.

UAC includes: Sukhoi, Irkut, UAC — Transportation Aircraft, Il, Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant Sokol, Tupolev, Ilyushin Finance Co, Finance Leasing Company, Aviastar-SP, VASO, RSK MiG, Gorbunov KAPO, Myasishchev EMZ, Gromov LII.

The President of UAC is the RAS academician Mikhail Aslanovich Pogosyan.