Gas turbine independence
Director General of JDC Vladislav Masalov about the prospects of Russian new generation engines
February 18 at Bangalore International Exhibition kicked off Aero India-2015 with the participation of more than 30 Russian companies, including "United Engine Corporation" (UEC), a member of the state corporation "Rostec." CEO of UEC Vladislav Masalov told "Lente.ru" the plans for the exhibition as well as the promising developments in the coming years.
"To Lenta.ru": Vladislav E., APC has recently been awarded a PTS, and Bangalore - the first major international exhibition for the company. What are the expectations?
Masalov: UEC constant participant salon in Bangalore, as for us, cooperation with India is of strategic importance. But as an independent subject of military-technical cooperation (MTC) we are really here for the first time. Some time ago, the JDC was authorized to take care of engines within the PTS. Now we can conduct direct export of spare parts, spare parts and technical documentation for the previously supplied engines. We are interested not only in the increase in the supply of aircraft engines, but also in improving the speed and quality of after-sales service, building an integrated customer support system. In the future, this measure will implement strategies to create a single global service network of aircraft and helicopter engines.
Cooperation with India realized UEC is mainly through the PTS. We supply ready-made AL-31FP engines for the Su-30MKI fighters, and breadboard. In addition, three years ago there was a long-term contract for an additional 920 engines, deliveries are to last for ten years. An important milestone in collaboration with Indian partners - the creation of the AL-55I, which is designed for installation on the first training aircraft of the Indian development and manufacturing.
Contracts with the corporation HAL, suggest holding the ROC and the supply of AL-55I, manufactured at our facilities in Russia, as well as the subsequent organization of licensed production of these engines in India. Of work on the AL-55I aircraft for HJT-36 primary resource 300 hours completed in December 2013. Also, work is underway on the commissioning of the test stand under a license contract.
Tell us what UEC present at this year's show?
"United Engine Corporation" (UEC), will demonstrate a number of engines (in the form of samples and models), in particular aircraft engines RD-33 (installed on the MiG-29 SMT), the RD-33MK (installed on the MiG-29K and MiG-35) and model aircraft turbofan engines with thrust vector control, which is installed on the Su-35, as well as informational materials about their products. Information on the turbojet and gas-turbine engines of its production will provide Research and Production Association "Saturn".
Recently there have been reports of the three points at once local production and maintenance of gas turbine power plants for ships (for replacement products and services "Zori Mashproekt"). This "Saturn", JSC "Kuznetsov" and "Ural Turbine Plant". Tell us more about how it will look on the cooperation of these products where the production will be carried out, where - after-sales service and repair, where - stands and development center?
Import substitution program on marine "theme" we carry on "Saturn" in Rybinsk. It involves three key areas: a series of development projects for the establishment of marine gas turbine units (GTA) with our engines; technical re-equipment of production facilities, because in such volumes we used marine engines were not allowed, as well as the construction of the assembly and test facility for gas turbine engines (GTE) and the gas turbine units (GTA). That is, the "Saturn" will be the entire range of activities: the production and testing, and repair. In contrast to the issue with the import substitution of aircraft engines, here we have a complete set of technical documentation for developed engines - M75RU capacity of 7000 M70FRU capacity of 14,000, and an M-90FR capacity of 27,500 horsepower.
Samara plant "Kuznetsov" in this program is not involved - they have a serious amount of work on the program for the Strategic Air Command. As for the "Ural Turbine Plant" (it is not included in the UEC), we are currently considering options for cooperation on maritime direction. In this project, despite the fact that a key performer is "Saturn", including many companies different departments, so the expansion of cooperation is under study.
Since when production turboshaft engines "Klimov" for helicopters in Russia will fully replace the Ukrainian imports, while maintaining the scale of production programs helicopter?
In the past year, "Klimov" collected the first ten engines entirely of Russian components. Therefore, it can be stated that the production of Russian engines mastered, and the task of further increasing production. While maintaining the scale of production programs helicopter we can fully replace the Ukrainian imports in 2017. In addition, now mastered the production of repair and group packages for repair TV3-117 engines in Russia.
It was reported that in the early stages of a promising light transport aircraft Il-112B flight with engine TV7-117SM, not with TV7-117ST, as stated earlier. When the engine is ready TV7-117ST?
We are conducting routine work to create motor TV7-117ST within the agreed terms of reference for carrying out R & D, and they hope that the first Il-112V fly with these engines. Our cooperation is defined in UEC project and the first prototypes of TV7-117ST for the initial batch of aircraft is manufactured in 2018..
When you are ready to PD-14 engine and when it reached its readiness for mass production?
We are now at the stage of prototype testing engine and separate units. The first half of 2015 are planned flight tests PD-14 flying laboratory IL-76LL, as well as a high-altitude test stand CIAM. Total program of engineering and certification tests will be made 14 engines. Date of receipt of the certificate IAC AR - April 2017. Next - production. On the Prototype specifications were confirmed all the basic parameters, which confirms the readiness of the engine to the special sorts of tests.
When you are ready, "the engine of the second stage" for the fifth-generation fighter PAK-FA and how it will look on the cooperation of its release?
Technical design of the engine of the 2nd stage for the PAK FA is made, and is currently being developed design documentation for prototyping engine. In 2015, the first engine to be made demonstrator. Work on the engine for the PAK FA are conducted in full compliance with state contract, and today we are in the chart.