Domestic Taihang engine series contains medium-sized transport aircraft power systems
third-generation Chinese-made military show Taihang aircraft engines. Photo: doors wide (rights reserved)
Zhuangao Xinhua (Xinhua military commentator Zheng Wenhao) The Eighth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on the third day, the thrills of the air show has become a Zhuhai over the most beautiful “landscape.” Moreover, domestic air show aircraft has become the “main force.” So far, the domestic military aircraft “veterans” the beginning of the Five, FT-five, FT-six, made the main aircraft Jian Shi, Science and the company’s L-15 trainer aircraft took part in flying exhibition. In addition to other military aircraft, China’s ARJ-21 passenger aircraft, the new 600 regional jet boat, Kitty Hawk 500 aircraft, AC-313 medium-lift helicopters also have appeared in the air. In addition, the Pakistan Air Force’s “Fierce Dragon” and K-8 trainer aircraft have also been exciting air show. In view of these two military aircraft are China’s exports, then the total production of 11 kinds of Chinese military and civil aircraft in air show over.
However, in these aircraft, which made the engine of the aircraft using it?
beginning of the Five, FT-five, FT-six engine is made absolute. According to foreign media reports, Jian Shi fighters using Russian AL-31F engine, L-15 trainer aircraft used by Ukraine’s AI-225-25-type afterburning turbofan engine, ARJ-21 passenger aircraft is the United States, GE The CF34-10A turbofan engine. New boat 600 aircraft, media reports is the use of “generally used in international regional turboprop aircraft engine”, should also come from abroad; Kitty Hawk 500 is used by the U.S. Lycoming engine; AC313 medium helicopter used by Pratt & Whitney Canada production PT6B-67A engine.
As China’s exports abroad of the “Fierce Dragon” and the K-8 trainer aircraft, the former use of the Russian RD-93 turbofan engines, while the latter is the United States TFE731-2A turbofan engine.
in 11 types of aircraft, only three kinds of used domestic engine, the percentage was 27.3%. If you exclude these few “veterans” do? The result is zero.
course, the use of domestic-made military aircraft engine and a lot. Participate in the static display of H-6 bombers, early warning aircraft, 200 air marshals, did not participate in the Zhuhai Air Show, JH -7, J -8, -11 F, are made using the engine. But the air show air show, we can say is necessary to fully demonstrate the aircraft’s performance to meet the requirements of ornamental, but also to ensure flight safety and noise reduction. Air show in Zhuhai China-made engines of some kind of “cold market”, at least that “skill” still owe the furnace.
foreign media that the air show highlighting the “Made in China” feature. But other products, the air vehicle performance, largely depends on air power system. Chinese enterprises launched in the air show a new manned and unmanned aircraft static model, the number can not say much, the concept is quite new, but they really take to the skies, there is no perfect aero-engine is impossible.
According to reports, this air show Air Group exhibited in the third generation of the Taihang turbofan engine and 1,000 kg of thrust-kind common core machine, 3000 kg thrust turbofan engine, 500KW 5000KW turboprop and turboshaft engines engine. Taihang engine was the main fighter for the third-generation, 3,000 kg thrust turbofan engine can be applied to light aircraft, 500KW turboshaft helicopter engine is the power system to solve China’s key; and 5000KW can achieve medium-sized turboprop engine turboprop aircraft, medium-sized turboprop transport aircraft power breakthrough. As for the C-919 type of domestic-made large aircraft and large military transport aircraft of the future, there is no disclosure of the corresponding domestic engine programs.
with a view of Airshow China marked the emergence of these engines to basically solve the bottleneck of military air power. But on the whole, China’s military power and foreign air there is still a considerable gap. Although the categories, we can basically meet domestic power needs of different military aircraft, but the performance, we and others can not equal the engine. In a larger scale, from meeting China’s aviation industry development perspective, the gap between China’s aviation system and poor. Both made large aircraft, regional jet and general aviation small aircraft can not provide a suitable domestic aircraft engine systems. Although the point of view from the air show, 1,000 kg of thrust common core machine, 3000 kg thrust turbofan engine, 500KW 5000KW turboshaft engine and turboprop engine research has made considerable achievements, but the research results into a mature mass production, not overnight, twists and turns and reversals, are entirely possible.
can be seen from the air show, China’s aviation industry to further bring out the blowout air power broke out on the short board. Hope in the future Zhuhai Air Show, there will be more domestic plane, driven by the domestic power, soaring!
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