Russian-Ukrainian engineering center will work on developing engines for civilian and military transport aviation

The United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostech), has prepared a program of activity to create an international engineering center, aimed at developing engines for civilian and military transport aviation. The document, developed for the medium-term, is preliminary in nature, and will be reviewed at the research council of the new structure.

The founders of the United Engine Corporation International Engineering Center will be the corporation itself and the Ukrainian company Motor Sich, which will hold 51% and 49% of the shares, respectively. The joint enterprise will work on supporting research and design work on creating gas turbine technology, as well as aviation engines.

At present the plans to create the engineering center are medium-term  through to 2020. The cooperation, which will be built up step-by-step, envisages joint work between UEC and Motor Sich specialists both on existing projects and on new joint developments. These include developing an upcoming new helicopter engine, creating modifications to the D-18T engine series 3 (for the transport plans An-124-111 and An-124-100M), D-436-148FM (for An-178, An-148T), AI-222 with increased thrust, and the new PD-14 engine intended for the MS-21 plane, and others.

Developing engines for military aviation, including for the fifth-generation fighter jets the Su-35 and T-50, as well as developing rocket engines, are not on the list of joint projects for the Russian-Ukrainian engineering center.

OAO United Engine Corporation is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM. UEC includes more than 85% of leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and servicing of gas turbine technology, as well as key companies supplying parts to the industry. One of UECs priority areas of business is implementing a comprehensive program of development for companies, including the newest technology, meeting international standards.

OAO UIC OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted engine-building group, founded in 2002. It is part of State Corporation Rostech. Its main areas of business are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine building (UEC) and other assets.

State Corporation Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to support the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civilian and military applications. It includes 663 organizations, which presently include eight holding companies in the military-industrial complex and five in civilian industries. Rostech companies are spread across 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market in more than 70 countries. Rostechs turnover in 2012 was 931 billion rubles, with clear profit of 38.5 billion rubles. It made tax contributions to all budgetary levels of more than 109 billion rubles.