27 August 2015
"The transition is characterized by the replacement of existing technologies in aircraft building and the introduction of twenty-first century technologies," said Director of the Research Center, United Aircraft Corporation. "One of the key roles in this mission in Russia is assigned to Technodinamika."
"Development of the "more electric aircraft" concept is the future of aviation, and if we fail to move in this direction, we will fall behind global leaders. Today there are four aircraft in the world, which are equipped with such a system, Airbus is planning to manufacture a first production aircraft at the end of 2016. Today, we are among the frontline designers in this area and can demonstrate even more interesting results than are available on the world market. Our plans are to exhibit an electric ground taxiing system integrated in the wheels at the next MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon already," said Maxim Kuzyuk, CEO of Technodinamika.
Today the electric ground taxiing system is one of the first systems designed as part of this concept. It includes a landing gear integrated electric drive. Using an electric drive allows the aircraft to taxi (including with the tail forward) without using the main engines and tow tractors. This significantly decreases fuel burn, improves environmental protection, and reduces ground time. The savings from using the electrical ground taxiing system could reach USD 3.5 per passenger per flight and fuel economy could be 200 liters per takeoff procedure. In addition, it totally changes airport operating rules, reduces takeoff and landing distances.
The advanced landing gear with an electric drive is being developed and designed as part of the Federal Target Program “Development of Civil Aircraft in Russia for 2002–2010 and until 2015”.
Technodinamika Holding offers design, engineering, manufacturing, and after-sales services of aircraft systems and components. The Holding also produces parts and components for the oil and gas, automotive, transport, and power generation industries. Technodinamika comprises 36 enterprises located all over Russia: in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk Region, and other Russian regions. The Holding is part of Rostec State Corporation.
Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 to assist industries in the development, production, and export of high-technology military and civil products and services. The corporation comprises more than 700 organizations that are currently part of 9 holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and 5 companies operating in civilian sectors, along with 22 direct management organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes many well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec has subsidiaries in 60 regions of the Russian Federation that export their products to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec's revenue in 2013 amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. The corporation payed a total of RUB 138 billion in taxes.