ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Dec 2017
On 18 December 2017, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade disbursed a subsidy to UEC for R&D into PD35 aircraft engine prototype.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. Order N 4479 dated 18.12.2017, http://minpromtorg.gov.ru/docs/#!18177
Backgrounder on PD35: http://aviationweek.com/singapore-airshow-2018/russia-launches-pd-35-heavy-engine-development
On 18 December 2017, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade disbursed 1.8 billion (USD 30.7m) rubles in a subsidy to United Engine Corporation for R&D into the PD35 aircraft engine prototype.
The subsidy was formalized with the Russian Government (Agency for the Management of State Property) buying shares in the United Engine Corporation, with a condition that the funds will be allocated to the PD35 engine project.
PD35 engine is set to be fully built by 2023-25 and power the CR929 wide-body aircraft, also currently developed by the Sino-Russian China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation (CRAIC), a joint venture between Comac and United Aircraft Corporation.