No I think they are actually right. I remember reading about this. There were plans to build expanded facilities for PD-14 engine mass production.kvs wrote:In the US every state has lobbied for MIC infrastructure. A similar process must be happening in Russia to some degree. The reality of democratic political pandering. The tone of the pronouncements in the above article has a hysterical slant and is not necessarily
"all is lost for Russia".
Now that there won't be US engine sales for MS-21, they will need like double the production so those facilities won't be enough.
You might also see increased demand for PD-8 engines for the Superjet. If, for whatever reason, they need to swap out the SaM146 in the existing Superjets with PD-8s it will further increase demand for that engine as well. Since it takes a couple years to build a fab they will need to start building it sooner rather than later. The existing production facilities IIRC are good for like a dozen engines a year. To push it further you would have to convert existing production lines to the PD-14. But those are already being used to manufacture PS-90 engines for the Il-76 program and as turbines for natural gas pumping in pipelines.