Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov instructed to accelerate the certification of the Russian PD-8 engine for Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft and carry it out in the next 12-14 months as part of import substitution, the press service of the ministry said. Now the planes use a foreign SaM-146 engine.
“The most important condition for the implementation of these plans (on import substitution) in the current conditions should be the replacement of a foreign-made engine with a Russian PD-8. The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia set the task of ensuring the certification of this engine in a shorter period than previously planned – in the next 12-14 months, ”the press service said (quoted by TASS).
The Ministry of Industry and Trade noted that the maximum import substitution of components is the main goal of the Russian aircraft industry. The existing capacities allow increasing the production of SSJ 100 up to 40 pieces per year. “This is the level to which we will strive to bring the production of the imported version in the coming years,” the ministry stressed.
Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the first Russian civil aircraft. SSJ 100 belongs to the family of regional vessels. The flight range of the basic version is 4400 km, the capacity is 98 passengers. The use of the aircraft began in 2011.
In 2019, against the backdrop of Western sanctions, the Russian authorities initiated the development of the Superjet New, an import-substituting version of the short-haul Sukhoi SuperJet 100. The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to create the aircraft by 2023.