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To increase the competitiveness of the first Russian short-haul passenger plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 will allow the creation of a private power unit instead of the Russian-French, said “Interfax” Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.
“We suffer great economic losses on this plane due to the fact that the French do not want to reduce the cost of the engine SaM-146. And, apparently, we have only one way out is the creation of the engine, similar to the PD-8 on the basis of the technical solutions of the PD-14,” said the official.
According to him, the certification is fully Russian engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 is scheduled for 2024, and created based on the PD-14 powerplant is also suitable for amphibian aircraft be-200 “Altair”, which is currently equipped with Ukrainian D-436ТП. According to the Vice Prime Minister, Russian short and medium-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft MS-21 (“bulk plane of the XXI century”), which should be the first to go with the PD-14, is already into aggregate Assembly.
Borisov added that the Sukhoi Superjet 100 “a lot of criticism at the stage of its operation”, which “should be brought up to the level comparable to Boeing and Airbus”. “We are talking about the creation of modern infrastructure of service centers and the required volume of spare parts”, — said Deputy Prime Minister.
In June it became known about plans of the Russian Corporation “Irkut” buy from the American company United Technologies 40 PW1000G engines for 20 aircraft MS-21.
In may, the apparatus Borisov said that the creation of the Russian composite wing for MS-21 will require an additional 2.7 billion rubles.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on 5 may. Killing 41 people.
In November of 2018 small plaque Sukhoi Superjet 100 associated with the characteristics of the engine SaM146, supplied by French company Safran.
Short-haul passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 first flew in may 2008. Currently produced about 190 of these aircraft. The share of foreign components in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 is estimated at 80 percent. In particular, the aircraft is equipped with a pair of engines SaM146, which is a joint development of the Russian Association “Saturn” and French company Snecma (part of Safran).
The latest Russian short and medium-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft MS-21 (“bulk plane of the XXI century”) is designed to carry up to 211 people (the ultimate dense layout of seats in MS-21-300) at a distance of up to 6.4 thousand kilometers. First flight of the machine was made in may 2017. In the MS-21 is used by a lot of Western technology and components, in particular the machine is equipped with American engines PW1000G, which is scheduled to replace the Russian PD-14.
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