AN-124 "Ruslan" to 2020 will receive a domestic engines
The task in 2019 to equip the heavy military transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan" Ukrainian domestic engines instead of the D-18T, according to Interfax-Military News Agency quoted the deputy chief designer of "Kuznetsov" Anton Shatsky
"The specified deadlines are extremely tight. To be exact "fit" in the size of the D-18T engine nacelle. Despite all the difficulties, this problem is solved ", - said A.Shatsky.
According to him, it is regarded as the base engine NK-32 series 2. The engine was created for the Tu-160. It has a unique turbine that can withstand prolonged high-temperature regimes.
"During the current year JSC" Kuznetsov "was carried out to study the possibility of using the gas generator engine NK-32 aircraft AN-124" - said A.Shatsky.
He pointed out that the original study show that developed on the basis of the NK-32 engine will have a maximum takeoff thrust of 24 t (at the D-18T - 23.4 m), and the thrust of the engine at an altitude of 11 km and a speed of M = 0.75 will be 5 m.