October 27, 02:49
On the basis of PD-8, they can create a domestic engine for the Mi-26 helicopter
Deputy Director General - General Designer of the UEC Yuri Shmotin said that they plan to carry out work on this topic according to plans and schedules that will be supplied by the customer - the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
MOSCOW, 27 October. /TASS/. The domestic engine for the world's largest Mi-26 helicopter can be created on the basis of the gas generator of the promising PD-8 engine. This was announced to TASS by Deputy General Director - General Designer of UEC JSC (part of Rostec) Yuri Shmotin at the International Engine Building Forum.
"The gas generator of the PD-8 engine can be used as a gas generator for the engine of a new generation of the Mi-26 helicopter," he said.
According to Shmotin, work on this subject is planned to be carried out in accordance with the plans and schedules that the customer, the RF Ministry of Defense, will supply.
The PD-8 engine is being developed for the SSJ 100 aircraft and the Be-200 amphibious aircraft. The premiere demonstration of the gas generator of this engine took place at MAKS-2021, which was held in Zhukovsky near Moscow. The PD-8 concept is based on the creation of a family of modern gas turbine engines with the possibility of improving the specific fuel consumption and reducing the cost of the life cycle. Earlier, Vladimir Artyakov, First Deputy Head of the Rostec State Corporation, said in an interview with TASS that the promising Russian PD-8 engine would receive a certificate in 2023.