Russian Mil Mi-26 heavy raise cargo helicopter might be powered by an engine created primarily based on the Aviadvigtel PD-8 engine which is constructed to be put in on SSJ-NEW passenger plane and Be-200 amphibious plane. Three prototypes of the PD-8 engine are at the moment taking part in checks, the sidelines of the Worldwide Engine Constructing Discussion board, held in Moscow from October 26 to twenty-eight. Assessments are deliberate for the present and subsequent years, throughout which quite a few points stay to be resolved. The Mi-26 is at the moment powered by two Ukrainian Lotarev D-136 turboshaft engines the provision of which stopped in 2015 following the Russian annexation of Crimea.

The client right here is the Ministry of Protection of the Russian Federation. The engine for the world’s largest Mi-26 helicopter may be created primarily based on the gasoline generator of the promising PD-8 engine. The gasoline generator of the PD-8 engine can be utilized as a gasoline generator for the engine of a brand new technology of the Mi-26 helicopter. The PD-8 engine relies on the PD-14, one other progressive propulsion system primarily based on home supplies, designed to energy the MC-21 airliner. The work includes a large cooperation of Rostec United Engine Company (UEC) enterprises, the expertise of making the PD-14 engine is actively used.


PD-8 turbofan engine (Photograph by Rostec United Engine Company)

On March 21, 2022, TsAGI introduced that it had examined an engine nacelle for the domestically constructed Aviadvigtel PD-8 engine, which is predicted to energy the SSJ-NEW passenger plane, the newest model of the short-haul, narrowbody Sukhoi Superjet 100. The PD-8 engine will energy the latest model of the regional Sukhoi Superjet made by Russian plane producer Irkut Company. Throughout manufacturing, the corporate expects to switch round 97% of parts imported into Russia with domestically sourced elements, together with avionics and engine. The PD-engine powered SSJ-NEW plane ought to obtain its kind certification in 2023, with the primary deliveries anticipated in 2024.

The Mil Mi-26 (NATO reporting title: Halo) is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter. It’s the largest and strongest helicopter to have gone into serial manufacturing. The Mi-26 was designed to switch earlier Mi-6 and Mi-12 heavy raise helicopters and act as a heavy-lift helicopter for navy and civil use, having twice the cabin house and payload of the Mi-6. The first goal of the Mi-26 was to move navy gear similar to 13-tonne (29,000 lb) amphibious armored personnel carriers and cell ballistic missiles to distant areas after supply by navy transport plane such because the Antonov An-22 or Ilyushin Il-76.