Sergey Chemezov, General Director of the Rostec State Corporation, stated at the international aviation salon Dubai Airshow being held in Dubai that the advanced PD-35 aircraft engine will be developed jointly with the Chinese party, and the main work on its design will be carried out by Russia. PD-35 will be installed on the long-range wide-body aircraft CR929 jointly built by Russia and China.
Development of the PD-35 engine has been commenced in Summer 2016 at two plants: Perm Engines and Saturn (Rybinsk), members of the United Engine Corporation (UEC) of the Rostec State Corporation. It is expected that the PD-35 model will be distinguished by a higher thrust – up to 35 tons. The statement of work for the engine will be prepared in 2019.
The PD-35 ultra-high duty bypass turbofan engine is designed for installation on prospective wide-body aircraft. It is also expected that the engine will be installed on the long-range wide-body aircraft CR929 jointly built by Russia and China. There will be three versions of the liner: minor, basic and major with designations CR 929-500, CR 929-600 and CR 929-700 respectively.
Russian specialists will design the aircraft, and Chinese experts will build it. China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation will be the programme operator.