A promising Russian aircraft engine PD-35 decided to develop according to new principles
February 5, 2021
Research work on the development of a promising PD-35 engine is nearing completion, its appearance has been determined, and 18 critical technologies are being created, said the general director of the Central Institute of Aviation Motors named after P.I. Baranova Mikhail Gordin.
“The peculiarity is that during the development of PD-35, all technical solutions for the engine will be made based on ensuring the minimum life cycle cost. Those. the development goal will be not only to achieve technical characteristics (first of all, fuel efficiency and resource), as in previous generations of engines, or a combination of characteristics and prices, as was done for PD-14, but also full life cycle costs, including the price, and the cost of maintenance, and fuel efficiency ", - quotes RIA Novosti Gordin.
According to him, bench tests of the PD-35 gas generator will begin in 2021.
“In the near future, a gas generator, the heart of the engine, is to be tested at UEC-Aviadvigatel, and in the coming year we are waiting for it at our stands,” he said.
PD-35 is a promising Russian high-thrust by-pass turbofan engine (thrust at takeoff - from 33 to 40 tons). It is intended for installation on promising wide-body aircraft, can be installed on a twin-engine version of the Il-96 aircraft.
Recall that in December, President Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of an aircraft with a PD-35 engine by 2027.