The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation has allocated more than 44.6 billion rubles for the development and creation of the domestic aircraft engine PD-35. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the press service of the government reports.
This is a high-thrust engine for wide-body passenger and super-heavy cargo aircraft. It is based on breakthrough technologies, innovative solutions and new materials. Previously, such engines have not been created in Russia. Now such a project is being implemented within the framework of the state program "Development of the Aviation Industry."
“It is important that the demonstrator of the new PD-35 engine is fully developed and manufactured within the next three years. Do everything necessary for this, ”Mikhail Mishustin said at a meeting of the Government on December 16, addressing the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The head of the Cabinet also instructed Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov to take this issue under his personal control.
The issues of creating a new aircraft engine were discussed in detail during Mikhail Mishustin's working trip to the Perm Region on December 9. During his business trip, the Prime Minister visited the Perm Motors plant, where the engine is being developed, and also held a meeting on the progress of projects in the field of aircraft engine building, at which he announced the allocation of budgetary funds for the creation of this engine.
PD-35 is a project of a Russian promising ultra-high thrust by-pass turbofan engine. It is intended for installation on promising wide-body aircraft, including the CR929, and can be installed on the Il-96-400M. Developed by the UEC corporation together with UEC-Saturn. PD-35 is the largest in the line of the latest Russian aircraft engines, for example, its fan is more than three meters in diameter.