29.07.2013

New record for the PS-90A aviation engine

In July 2013 the leading PS-90A aviation engine (number 3290017) developed by Aviadvigatel exceeded the 40,000 hour threshold over the course of operation. This is currently a record  no other modern Russian aviation engine has as many flight hours. The engine was made by the Perm Engine Company in 1990 and is in operation on Il-96-300 aircraft Yakov Moiseev, belonging to Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

Over the past 23 years the engine has been installed on six Il-96-300 aircraft. The long life of this engine is due to judicious operation, good servicing, and design specifics which are constantly being worked on in the Perm design bureau. In particular this leading PS-90A was retrofitted with a modified ventilator, turbine blades, and a new thermal coating, among other things.

Over 40,000 hours as an aircraft engine, the engine has made more than 5,000 flights and has carried about 1 million passengers. Translated to the calendar, 40,000 hours equates to four and a half years of continuous flight, during which the engine has literally flown all over the world, visiting airports in North and South America, Africa and South-east Asia, as well as Europe and Russia. Today the record-holding engine continues to work for Aeroflot.

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 UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

Aviadvigatel is a leading Russian design firm developing gas turbine engines for aviation and industrial applications. It is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM in the area of engines manufacture assets management.

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 13 holdings, 8 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.


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