Russia has reached a turning point in the development of a high-thrust aircraft engine

On September 15, at the Russian JSC UEC-Aviadvigatel (part of JSC UEC, owned by the state corporation Rostec), the assembly of the demonstration gas generator of the PD-35 engine was completed. This is stated in a communique published on the website of the United Engine Corporation on October 11.

The official statement says that the PD-35 Engine project has been implemented by UEC JSC since 2017. Earlier in Russia, gas turbine engines in the 35-ton thrust class were not produced, therefore, to accomplish the task, the developments obtained during the development of the PD-14 power unit (a turbofan engine with a thrust on takeoff from 9 to 18 tons) are used.

In addition, activities are underway to develop 18 new extremely important of technologies, including the creation of new materials, coatings and design solutions. This indicates that Russia has reached a turning point in the development of a high-thrust aircraft engine.

The developed gas generator in the future will become the basis for the creation of engines in the thrust range from 24 to 38 tf for promising wide-body passenger and transport aircraft.

- says the publication.

It is specified that in the course of work on the aforementioned project, an image was created, assemblies, systems and design documentation were developed, and the production of a demonstration gas generator was organized. For 18 months, the enterprises of UEC JSC, with the involvement of a number of other high-tech companies in Russia, manufactured units and parts of a demonstration gas generator (rotor and stator of a high-pressure compressor, a combustion chamber, a high-pressure turbine, a central drive and automatic control system units) and prepared a bench base for it. tests.

The gas generator was installed on a test bench and testing began under standard atmosphere conditions. According to the head of JSC "UEC-Aviadvigatel" Alexander Inozemtsev, they must demonstrate the fundamental performance of the structure and make it possible to evaluate the parameters of all units.

On October 1, the idle mode was reached, stable operation of the gas generator units and systems was ensured. The tests continue, but their next stage will take place already at the stand in the FAU CIAM - with the supply of heated air under pressure to the inlet to create working conditions as part of an aircraft engine, the communique summarizes.
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  1. After all, we can do it if we want!
  2. AND Offline AND
    AND 12 October 2021 20: 56
    Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
    After all, we can do it if we want!

    Bindyuzhnik and similar servants choked on saliva with envy ..
  3. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
    Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 13 October 2021 09: 19
    In 10 years you give the engine! Russia does it itself!
    1. silver169 Offline silver169
      silver169 (Aristarkh Feliksovich) 13 October 2021 10: 38
      Do not be afraid, Vasya, Russia is doing and will do. And not in ten years, but rather. To spite enemies like you.
    2. Orange bigg Online Orange bigg
      Orange bigg (Alexander ) 13 October 2021 12: 28
      Quote: Spiritual
      In 10 years you give the engine! Russia does it itself!

      I don’t understand, but what does it matter to you in 5 years or in 10 years the engine will be made? What is the benefit to you? What kind of bonus will you specifically? Or you just don’t like that someone is developing engines in Russia? Strange people. If only to spit at something, where someone is doing something. If you envy, then try to do something like that yourself in your country. Who's stopping you? But to spit bile on someone's work, on someone's work, is at least ugly. There are spiteful critics here.
      1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
        Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 15 October 2021 18: 10
        Statement of fact.
      2. Vdars Offline Vdars
        Vdars (Victor) 18 October 2021 10: 54
        That's for sure - there are a lot of spiteful critics!
  4. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 13 October 2021 20: 52
    It is not our fault that there was a lag in the aircraft industry after the collapse of the USSR. The Union, Russia as a whole made a breakthrough in just one century and reached the state in industrial production that the West had achieved in several centuries. You need to value your country and people, live in their interests, not the interests of the elite, which often becomes corrupt when the country loses its priorities and principles in the development of society. And God grant us good luck and smart leaders of the country, we will bypass everyone and create our own society, a society for everyone, and not just for the elite.
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM 17 October 2021 01: 13
      I would like to add that the gas generator is being built 40-50 years ahead. If it does, it will be about a dozen promising aircraft engines.
      Full respect to the developers, if this is not a fake.