Russia Starts Research of PD-35 Engine for Wide-Body Aircraft

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Preliminary work on PD-35 that could be used in aircraft with wide fuselage started, according to the statement of Russia's United Engine Corporation (UEC).

FARNBOROUGH (the United Kingdom) (Sputnik) — Russia's United Engine Corporation (UEC) started the research and development of PD-35 engine that could be used in aircraft with wide fuselage, a representative of the UEC said Wednesday.

"Preliminary work on PD-35 has already started. As of today, it is on a research and development stage," the representative told RIA Novosti.

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The PD-35 is an advanced engine model for wide-body aircraft. The project is expected to be created with the use of technologies used in the latest PD-14 engines that are planned to be used in the MC-21 airliner.

UEC is a subsidiary company of the United Industrial Corporation producing various engines including those for military and civil aviation.

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