Engine for "Thunder": Russia has successfully replaced the Ukrainian unit

Russia has fully mastered production and even improved the AI-222-25 aircraft engine, which was previously created in cooperation with the Ukrainian company Motor Sich. Now the new unit can be used not only on the training Yak-130, but also on heavy UAVs.

Initially, the aforementioned engine was developed by the Zaporozhye machine-building design bureau "Progress" for the regional liner Tu-324 and was called AI-22. Despite the fact that the unit was never used on a passenger plane, a whole family of turbojet engines was created on its basis, including economical AI-222-25. The latter was installed on the Yak-130 combat training aircraft.

The events of 2014 put an end to the Russian-Ukrainian cooperation and the joint production of the unit was stopped. However, already in 2015, the Russian UEC announced the development of a full production cycle for AI-222-25.

Moreover, now the Salyut enterprise has brought for testing an upgraded version of the unit, which received a doubled resource. This engine is planned to be installed not only on the Yak-130, but also on Russian heavy UAVs, in particular the promising "Thunder". The latter, thanks to the new engine, will be able to take more payload and increase the flight range from 2 to 3,5 thousand km.

But the UEC does not intend to stop at this either. In 2 years, the creation of the AI-222-25 digital twin will be completed, which will speed up work on its new modifications. Consequently, the path of the now completely Russian aircraft engine is just beginning.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 3 2021 13: 39
    Russians harness for a long time, but drive fast.

    I would like to believe that this saying will work and the production of all aircraft will now increase.
    1. orange Offline orange
      orange (ororpore) April 4 2021 16: 41
      Including the remotorization of the Yak-40, from the previous three to two AI-222-25. This engine is awaited by hundreds of idle cult Soviet passenger aircraft.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 3 2021 14: 15
    Overcame a 20-year-old engine? and that's good!
    Now there will be Thunder and sausage will rise in price
    1. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
      bonifacius (Alex) April 4 2021 00: 25
      Someone about what, and Sergei Latyshev (Serge) about the bath.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 4 2021 12: 21
        Dreamers of a bath have grown up here.
        Is it the State Department or Putin's fault that they do not wash?
    2. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley April 7 2021 13: 47
      do not worry sausage and without a thunder will rise in price.
    3. wladimirparfenyuk (Vladimir Parfenyuk) April 7 2021 18: 29
      Sergey Latyshev (Serge), sausage will rise in price (and not only sausage) anyway.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 7 2021 21: 54
        That's what I wrote about. But for many, both clean and dirty, it takes a very long time.
        4 days....
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  3. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) April 3 2021 21: 52
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    Overcame a 20-year-old engine? and that's good!
    Now there will be Thunder and sausage will rise in price

    Well, this is understandable, the engine was made, and the sausage will rise in price, well, everything is clear and understandable. It's good that you are in Ukraine or Latvia, where are you from, everything is stable and good.
  4. illapet Offline illapet
    illapet (illa) April 5 2021 19: 02
    If this is true, let's put one engine on our Yak-40 (instead of the right Ai-25) Fly around in a better shape, remove all doubts and sores on the engine within a year, the vertical in the set after 4000 meters will be 5-6 meters instead of 1 -2 m. And I will teach you how to save fuel, flight mechanic Petukhov IN
  5. Andrey Krasnov_2 (Andrey Krasnov) April 5 2021 19: 31
    Guys who write the article. Don't fool people! UAC has no relationship to AI-222-25. This is the United Engine Corporation and the Salyut UEC, their enterprise. I agree that they are installing on the Yak-130, but this is only an OAK glider
  6. Lev Dubikovsky_2 (Lev Dubikovsky) April 6 2021 07: 52
    no one doubted that we could ...