Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), a subsidiary of Rostec, has created an automatic control system (ACS) for the new PD-8 aircraft engine, which will power the SSJ-NEW passenger airliner.
The equipment that controls the operation of the power plant, including thrust parameters and fuel consumption, is assembled on the basis of 100% Russian components and materials.
The specialists of the Perm enterprise "UEC-STAR" completed the development of the PD-8 self-propelled guns in record time - only a year and a half passed from the moment the technical assignment was signed to the assembly of the first sample.
Mass production of the ACS is scheduled for 2023 after qualification work and obtaining permits.
“The automatic control system for the PD-8 engine, which will be equipped with the imported SSJ-NEW airliner, will be assembled from completely domestic materials and electronic components. It has high resource rates and is resistant to failures. In January 2022, the system will complete fine-tuning and bench testing, after which it will be handed over for bench tests as part of the engine,” said Vladimir Artyakov, First Deputy General Director of Rostec State Corporation.
In 2021, Rostec presented the PD-8 gas generator, the “heart” of the PD-8 engine, at MAKS. At the moment, two copies of the gas generator have been assembled, which have successfully passed the tests. As part of the tests, the correct operation of the units, the required temperature and pressure parameters, and compliance with environmental standards were confirmed. Obtaining a type certificate for the PD-8 is scheduled for 2023.
The creation of the PD-8 propulsion power plant for use on SSJ-NEW aircraft is being carried out in broad cooperation between UEC enterprises using the experience of creating the PD-14 engine.