At the Zaporozhye JSC "Motor Sich" will be produced aircraft engine D-727 for the civilian version of the military transport aircraft An-70, told reporters the president "Motor Sich" Vyacheslav Boguslaev.
One reason for this decision was that the pace of implementation of the An-70 has slowed down. "Despite the fact that all decisions in this respect between the military and political leadership of Russia and Ukraine remain in force," — said V.Boguslaev.
"One of the ways resuscitation An-70 project — is to make a commercial version. It is now being considered. Aircraft will carry large loads over long distances," — said the head of the "Motor Sich".
It will have to modify the engine D-27 military transporter to match the requirements of civil aviation. "We estimate that on completion engine takes a little time and a civilian version / D-727 / will be ready in about a year" — said V.Boguslaev.
In turn, the chief designer of state-owned enterprises (Design Bureau), "Ivchenko-Progress" Igor Kravchenko said that the economic performance aircraft engine D-27 "by 30 per cent greater than any engine in the world." "In the West, such a motor can only occur in 7-8 years", — said the general designer.
"Motor Sich" is ready to meet the needs of the updated version of the An-2 aircraft of all operators, said later the president of AB.
"For the new version of the An-2-100 developed a reliable and economical engine MS-14, through which a veteran of local airlines will long live — said V.Boguslaev. — The engine received a certificate of Interstate Aviation Committee. Updated aircraft can use groundwater WFP and has an increased range. According to the criterion of cost-effectiveness of such aircraft has no rival in the airline industry. "
Thus, according to V.Boguslaeva, the price of the engine MS-14 does not exceed one million dollars, "while his competitors — three times more expensive."
He said that in Ukraine there are about 200 cars An-2, in need of modernization. In Russia — 800 aircraft. In addition, several hundred aircraft are in the park CIS airlines. "Enterprise" Motor Sich "is able to supply customers with about 100 MS-14 engines per year" — said V.Boguslaev.
As reported, on July 10 An-2-100 first flew in the sky. As noted in the "Antonov", holding remotorization provide life extension plane.