Technodinamika holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) has been shortlisted as a candidate to supply systems and components for Russian-Chinese long range wide-body CR929 aircraft. The final selection of suppliers of systems will begin before the end of 2017.
Under the competition, Technodinamika plans to focus on the development of landing gears, air conditioning, fire protection and oxygen equipment systems. Moreover, the holding offers electrical systems, cabin air pressure, secondary cooling, fuel and de-icing systems to include in the project for building the aircraft.
Technodinamika is expected to have an opportunity to develop the equipment in cooperation with a number of Russian and foreign companies under the project. All the critical systems and components will be created at the holding’s own facilities.
“CR 929 is one of the key projects in the field of civil aircraft construction both for Russia and for China. Rostec takes an active part in it,” said the CEO of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov. – “The entry of Technodinamika into the number of potential suppliers for CR 929 once again confirms the strong position of our holding in the production of components for the aviation industry.”
In 2016, Technodinamika holding was announced as the winner of an open contest of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and was awarded a contract for research and development on eight systems for the project of the long range wide-body aircraft. The value of the contract amounted to 250 million rubles.
On September 29, during an official ceremony in Shanghai, the aircraft was named CR929, where the letters C and R stand for China and Russia. The project of the aircraft is developed by the United Aircraft Corporation in cooperation with the Chinese Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China. The China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC) enterprise will function as the operator of the program.
In September 2017, United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a memorandum with the Chinese company AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd. (AECC CAE). The Memorandum defines the tasks and the main principles of interaction during the joint development of a gas turbine engine for a future long range wide-body aircraft (LRWBA).
Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to more than 70 countries. In 2016, the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1.266 trillion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 88 billion and 268 billion rubles respectively. In 2016, the average salary in the Corporation was 44,000 rubles. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and the digitalization of the Russian economy.