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Russian Defense Ministry to take part in the resumption of production of An-124 "Ruslan" aircraft


The Russian Defense Ministry will take part in the resumption of the engine production program for the famous An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, said Vyacheslav Boguslayev, chairman of the board of directors of the Ukrainian Motor Sich JSC, on Sunday, July 22, RIA News.

“Now the Ministry of Defense is joining the program. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but this department will be the fifth participant in the program, ”he said.

According to him, Volga-Dnepr and Polet Airlines, Motor Sich JSC and Antonov Joint-Stock Commercial Bank have already joined the engine modernization program for An-124-100.

“We dropped 15 millions of dollars and make a new engine so that the Ruslan could fly further. To do this, we will increase the power of the engines from 24 to 27 tons of thrust, and we can increase the distance from 6,5 to 9-11 thousands of kilometers, ”said Boguslaev.

In addition, according to him, Zaporizhzhya aviation Ivchenko-Progress plans to take part in the engine development program for the An-124-300 aircraft.

“We need an engine with take-off weight of 28-32 tons, and (we) offer Russia to jointly start a project on this engine. Our technical proposal is ready, ”said Igor Kravchenko, general designer of Ivchenko-Progress.

An-124-100 ("Ruslan") - the world's largest serial heavy transport aircraft with a payload of 130 tons. Able to perform tasks associated not only with transportation, but also with participation in a number of space programs as a launching platform for launching launch vehicles. It was serially produced at the Aviastar-SP plant (Ulyanovsk) and the Aviant plant (Kiev).

Motor Sich JSC is the only aircraft engine-building enterprise in Ukraine. It produces 55 types of aircraft engines for Russian and foreign aircraft.

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  1. Vanek
    Vanek 23 July 2012 11: 07
    But this is good news.
    1. Dmitriy69
      Dmitriy69 23 July 2012 11: 23
      The plane is magnificent, the resource for modernization is huge.
      I think it will bring quite a few benefits to Ukraine and Russia. This is one of those threads that unites us and let it become stronger.
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 23 July 2012 14: 09
      Quote: Vanek
      But this is good news.

      Two years of this news - the Ulyanovsk aircraft manufacturers back in 2010 talked about having the opportunity to resume production of the An-124-100. And it is the Moscow Region that drags out the issue. Renewal requires $ 500 million, that is, 40 cars, and the Moscow Region as always was not decided ..... without a kick.
      1. VAF
        VAF 23 July 2012 16: 23
        Quote: Vadivak
        Two years of this news - Ulyanovsk aircraft manufacturers spoke in 2010

        Vadim, welcome, +! Well, you can say one thing, but in reality ..... things are still there and until 2016 there will be no movements on the An-124-m ..... ..... honestly ... I would kill!

        Here's another piece of news ...

        The new An-70 military transport aircraft with the participation of the RF Ministry of Defense will be assembled in Kazan, Vyacheslav Boguslaev, chairman of the board of directors of the Ukrainian Motor Sich JSC, told reporters.

        “As Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov confirmed to me, who was in Kazan and assured us that a decision had been made, I think that it was agreed at the highest level,” Boguslaev said.

        "I also believe that only the Kazan Aviation Enterprise is able to cope with the task of producing the An-70 program without prejudice to other projects," said the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Motor Sich JSC.

        An-70 belongs to a new generation of medium-range military transport aircraft with short take-off and landing. According to its characteristics, it is intended to ensure the delivery of almost the entire range of army weapons and military equipment with a total weight of 35-47 tons per 3 thousand - 5,1 thousand kilometers, with a cruising speed of 700-750 kilometers per hour.

        In March, the Ukrainian State Aircraft Building Concern Antonov and the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) agreed to begin production of An-70 aircraft at the Voronezh Aircraft Plant.

        That is, Mr. M.Sh. convinced, because the grandmother of Kazan is needed than Voronezh ???
        1. 755962
          755962 23 July 2012 17: 25
          Well, again, everything depends on money ... Some talk. And these are not the last decisions. Everything else can change many times. Until I see a flying plane, it's too early to say. But I really would like ......
        2. Vadivak
          Vadivak 23 July 2012 22: 06
          Hi Sergey, politics is her mother’s mother, and the Voronezh base is strong .....
    PISTOL 23 July 2012 11: 15
    Good news, we need such airplanes!
  3. itr
    itr 23 July 2012 11: 26
    Somewhere in the beginning of 2000, my friends went to Ukraine at Motor Sich OJSC
    The first words that they said upon arrival, that there is such an ass that the company is simply bent. Now I read and hardly believe that this company can do anything without investing in it well, as I understand it, it fell apart for 20 years, and can’t get it out of there in a year or three
    1. sergey69
      sergey69 23 July 2012 19: 36
      It is not true. In the 2000s, it developed normally. Motor Sich not only produces but also services motors. And many helicopters and all AN-brand aircraft were equipped with engines for their production. In Soviet times, Anov was produced a lot. They also make engines for pumping gas in gas pipelines. On the shore of the Sea of ​​Azov there is a recreation center for this enterprise. Motor Sich makes engines a year more than all Russian enterprises combined, at least in the 2000s did, now I will not say.
  4. strannik595
    strannik595 23 July 2012 11: 27
    it is necessary to use the American army to park Ruslan planes so that they have the right thoughts in their heads and do not waste energy on trifles in the regions wink
  5. cool.cube2012
    cool.cube2012 23 July 2012 12: 23
    and here’s bad news, the Accounts Chamber announced the possible death of the SSJ-100 project
    10:44 23.07.2012 источник

    Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (GSS) does not have enough money for mass production of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft. This follows, according to the Vedomosti newspaper, from the report of the Accounts Chamber of Russia.

    According to the financial control authority, the manufacturer of the airliner used up a significant amount of its own and attracted funds and did not have money left for mass production of aircraft.

    The newspaper also notes that the government is not fulfilling its obligations to finance the production and maintenance of engines for the SSJ-100. Instead of the planned 8,4 billion rubles, only 3,4 billion rubles were allocated from the budget.

    According to the publication, from 2003 to 2010, the government allocated about 100 billion rubles for the construction of the SSJ-16,9. Private companies invested 27,1 billion rubles in the aviation project. In addition, 800 million rubles went from extrabudgetary sources to SuperJet. However, after GSS received a certificate of airworthiness in 2011, funding for the project ceased. In this regard, the Counting Board stated that the creator of the SSJ-100 is on the verge of survival.

    The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company was founded in 2000. According to the financial statements for 2010, the revenue of GSS amounted to $ 1,5 million, and a net loss of $ 6,8 million. In early May, a SuperJet crashed in Indonesia with 45 people on board. After the crash, some of the airlines that made an application for the purchase of the airliner refused to purchase it. Other carriers did not change plans to replenish their fleet with SSJ-100 aircraft.
    1. Tirpitz
      Tirpitz 23 July 2012 12: 30
      It is like a stillborn child. sad But I don’t think that they will stop production - this is the country's prestige, the state will pump money.
    2. urzul
      urzul 23 July 2012 13: 27
      The link is no longer there, stuffing?
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 23 July 2012 13: 58
        Quote: urzul
        The link is no longer there, stuffing?

        Why do you see provocations everywhere? Type in a search engine superjack underfunding and bathe in information, today Ksati Tu-154 stopped production

        23.07.2012/06/15 XNUMX:XNUMX -
        Vedomosti: The Superjet-100 project is in jeopardy due to underfunding

        The federal budget allocated insufficient funds for the development of the Superjet-100, as a result of which the project was in jeopardy, write Vedomosti, citing data from the Accounts Chamber.
        1. urzul
          urzul 23 July 2012 14: 35
          Well, honestly there is no time, so I clarify the author’s comment. Although this news was announced back in January.
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 23 July 2012 15: 27
            Quote: urzul
            Well, honestly there is no time

            Got it
      2. cool.cube2012
        cool.cube2012 24 July 2012 00: 39
        in the business and finance section, there is everything; look better
  6. suharev-52
    suharev-52 23 July 2012 13: 22
    Finally, it seems that it’s time to attend to heavy trucks. And then the moment came that the aircraft could be left without replacing the engines. Or did the opening of transit through Ulyanovsk and the Volga-Dnepr contract for transportation forced them to invest in the engine? I think there is a connection. Sincerely.
  7. Uncle
    Uncle 24 July 2012 23: 15
    My father put a hand, or rather a head, to the creation of the composite from which these planes are made! Proud of dad, lads!