Russia has started to develop motor PD-35 for the new aircraft

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotomontaggi at the site Assembly of gas turbine aircraft engines Klimov JSC in St. Petersburg. Archival photoRussia has started to develop motor PD-35 for the new aircraft© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The Russian side alone without China started to develop motor PD-35 joint wide-body long-range aircraft, told reporters Director of international cooperation and regional policy of «Rostec» Viktor Kladov.

«We have invited the Chinese to cooperate in the creation of the engine. Since time was of the essence, the Russian side has started to work on the engine PD-35. There is a decision of the Russian leadership and the «United engine Corporation» (part of «rostec» — ed.) already began work on this promising engine. I think when this project will get lines, our Chinese colleagues are happy to join him,» said Kladov.

He added that the engine needed in the first place Russia, so it doesn’t matter whether or not to participate in the development of someone else.

In December last year, the Board of Directors oak has approved the establishment of a joint venture with the Chinese COMAC project wide-body long-haul aircraft. The head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov in July said that the PD-35 for the Russian-Chinese aircraft will appear not earlier than 2020.

Russia and China plan to create an aircraft to 2025-2027 years. The intent of the parties, the liner with a capacity of 250-300 passengers will compete with the other leading aircraft manufacturers — Airbus and Boeing — and will take significant market share not only in Russia and China, but also in other countries. The cost of the program at the moment is estimated in the range of 13-20 billion.