The head of the United Aircraft Corporation, Mikhail Poghosyan, is confident that the domestic aviation may well compete in the global market.
Mikhail Pogosyan, President of the United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC), announced that composite materials will be actively used in all promising domestic aircraft.
According to him, for example, for passenger MS-21 projected wings based on composites. "They are sometimes called black in the color of carbon fiber, which forms the basis of this synthetic material. In order for aircraft manufacturers not to have problems with new materials, and of the highest quality, we are building two AeroComposite factories in Kazan and Ulyanovsk," the Russian the newspaper "Pogosyan. According to him, the assembly of the first composite wing MC-21 is scheduled for next year. “By the way, the main elements of the wing for this aircraft will be manufactured according to fundamentally new, so-called infusion technologies,” added the head of the UAC.
According to experts, the main difference between composite materials is the presence of reinforcing elements: threads, fibers, flakes of more durable materials. By combining the volumetric content of the components, it is possible to obtain materials with the desired values of strength, elasticity, resistance to high temperatures, and so on. The production technology of wing elements, fuselage parts and other structures made of composite materials are currently considered among the most advanced in the global aircraft industry. Experts add: “black wing” gives a significant gain in weight of the aircraft, allows you to improve aerodynamics, which will make flights more economical.
Answering the question about what production volumes are necessary for the aviation industry to become a profitable industry in our country, Mikhail Pogosyan, in particular, noted that "we must have a production volume in the industry of at least three hundred billion rubles a year." "This is our plate. We have to go to it in 2015 year. This year we plan to reach 220-230 billions. Next year - to 260-270 billions, and starting with 2015, we should work with profit," said Pogosyan.
In his opinion, Russian liners may well be competitive. “We monitor global trends and try to be at a high level,” the head of the aviation corporation confirmed.
He also assured that the most advanced technologies are being actively implemented in domestic aviation. For example, the UAC President noted, “one of the basic requirements for fifth generation fighters, which distinguishes them from the fourth, is a low level of visibility.” "Therefore, we try various spraying and coatings that reduce the visibility of aviation complexes, including a golden color," the head of the United Aircraft Building Corporation explained.
He also said that the fifth-generation fighter, which will be built on the basis of the PAK FA test samples, will truly embody the most advanced technologies. “It will be a really breakthrough plane,” noted Mikhail Pogosyan, not without pride.
Recall that the newest Russian fighter Su-35 will be demonstrated abroad for the first time - at the 50 air show in Le Bourget (France). Aviation salon will be held in June of this year. About this today, 5 April, the official representative of the United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC), Boris Krylov.
According to him, "UAC will present two combat aircraft in Paris: the Yak-130 and the Su-35, which have never before been shown abroad." “It will be a foreign premiere,” Krylov explained. He also noted that these aircraft will take part in the flight program of the exhibition.