25 August 2015
"Currently, just waiting for the tractor in airports may take 15 minutes, and the cost of this wait is 77 dollars on average," said Maxim Kuzyuk, CEO of Technodinamika Holding. "The financial benefit will also come from fuel savings of up to 200 liter per takeoff, as well as from compliance with new environmental standards. Therefore, savings from using the system could reach $3.5 per passenger. Furthermore, European noise and exhausts level requirements are currently being revised: planes without environmentally friendly taxiing systems will soon not be allowed to visit many foreign airports."
The project was implemented by a consortium of developers, including: PJSC UAC, FSUE TsAGI, CJSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, OJSC AK Rubin, JSC Electroprivod, JSC Aeroelectromash, and FSUE NIISU. Technodinamika also acted as components developer and system integrator.
Technical implementation of the electric drive presentation at MAKS corresponds to the development significance level. Large-scale interactive installation covers over 20 square meters. It's main part is a 4 meter high chassis weighing over 1,000 kg, equipped with an electric drive controlled from a touch screen. Three video walls create a 3D-effect of strut presence on a Heathrow airport runway, with changing surrounding landscapes and weather conditions. Stand visitors will be able to control strut wheel movement in virtual or real space, selecting and exploring various routes with different runway surface pavements, like in a computer game.
It should be noted that the first example of the kind was presented at the previous MAKS in a joint venture by two of the largest global aviation system developers — Safran and Honeywell.
The electrical landing gear is being developed and designed as part of the Federal Target Program “Development of Civil Aircraft of 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, Yekaterinburg, 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.