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PJSC UEC-Saturn has extended the D-30KP-2 engine life ratio

Site news 18.12.2020

December 18, 2020, Rybinsk. - PJSC UEC-Saturn (part of United Engine Corporation, a Rostec State Corporation) has extended the D-30KP-2 engine authorized life up to 9500 hours, 4875 cycles.

"The D-30KP engine is characterized by high reliability defined by its developer, distinguished designer of aircraft engines P. A. Soloviev. Since the flying rate of Il-76MD, Il-76TD, Il-78 aircraft is increasing, it is necessary to extend the authorized life of D-30KP-2 engines powering these aircraft,” - pointed out PJSC UEC-Saturn General Designer Roman Khramin. “Following a range of activities, well-coordinated team work, an expert opinion was given about the D-30KP-2 engine strength for the authorized  life of 9500 hours, 4875 cycles, which increases the operating time of the engine on wing."

The D-30KP-2 engine with the maximum operating time in service close to the current authorized life (6500 hours, 3375 cycles) was delivered to PJSC UEC-Saturn from the operating company in early 2020.  The enterprise employees overhauled the engine, performed bench and endurance tests up to required level of authorized life (9500 hours, 4875 cycles). The tests were successfully completed in October.  Then, the engine was promptly disassembled; the parts and units were inspected followed by the issue of required reporting documents.  At the same time, Design Departments worked on the operational reliability analysis and flight safety analysis of D-30KP-2 engines and issued a conclusion to confirm compliance of the D-30KP-2 engine reliability with regulatory requirements.  These activities were carried out with close support of the Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motor Development (CIAM).

Along with the authorized life extension, PJSC UEC-Saturn is also mastering new repairs for D-30KP-2 aircraft engine parts and components.   The application of advanced manufacturing methods and modern equipment is intended to increase the economic efficiency of the engine. It is an important part of life extension concept.

PJSC "UEC-Saturn" is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels.
UEC-Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation.

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation.

Rostec State Corporation is one of the biggest industrial companies in Russia. It includes over 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 regions of the country. The key areas of activity are aircraft industry, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials etc. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov Concern and others. Rostec is fully engaged in the implementation of 12 national projects. The company is a key supplier of Smart City technologies, it deals with the digitalization of state management, industry, social sectors, devises development plans for 5G wireless communication technologies, industrial Internet of Things, big data and block-chain systems. Rostec is a partner of the world's leading manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault etc. The corporation's products are delivered to more than 100 countries. Almost a third of the company's receipts comes from the export of high-tech products.

UEC-Saturn PJSC press service 
Phone: (4855) – 328-898, 

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