In Russia, the company began work on repair of aircraft engines D-18, mounted on heavy military transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan". On this, as reported by "airport", said Vyacheslav Boguslaev, chairman of the Ukrainian company "Motor Sich" producing power plants. According to him, at present, the company is completing repairs of the first batch of the D-18 for the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
Repair of power plants engaged in aircraft repair plant number 121 in Kubinka. So far, the company is engaged in a large-block engine repair, but in the long run the amount of work performed by ARZ 121 number will be increased. "In addition, since the second half of 2011 at ARZ Kubinka started a maintenance finished components and assemblies D-18" — told Boguslaev.
D-18 aircraft engines installed on the aircraft AN-124 Russian Ministry of Defense and civilian transport companies. The power plant is able to develop a craving to 23.4 thousand kilograms, and at an altitude of 11,000 feet and speed of about 860 kilometers per hour rod is 4.9 thousand kilograms. Specific fuel consumption for the D-18 was 0.34 kg per kilogram-force per hour.
Production of the An-124, the world’s largest mass transport plane was stopped in the mid-1990s, as "Ruslana" were considered hopeless. In July 2009, it became known that the Russian authorities are going to resume production of the An-124. At the end of February 2012 United Aircraft Corporation announced plans in 2020 to build the plant at Ulyanovsk "Aviastar-SP" to 60 new transporters.