The operators of Тu-204/214 Family aircraft will soon be able to re-engine their aircraft replacing PS-90A engines with new PS-90A3u engines, which are interchangeable with all the PS-90A family engines. PS-90A3u was created on the basis of PS-90A2 engine, Tupolev’s press-service reports. AEX.ru
The presentation of new engine was held in Moscow on April 25th. Chief designer of Aviadvigatel (Perm), Alexander Semenov, has presented the new modification to airframers and operators, the company says.
"At present Тu-204/214 Family aircraft with PS-90A engines are operated by Rossiya special aircraft division, Transaero, Vladivostok-Avia, «RedWings», «Aviastar-Тu» and «CubanadeAviacionS.A.». The representatives of the operators had a chance to get acquainted with all the advantages of PS -90А3u as compared to PS-90A. In particular, this refers to doubling the service life of the engine’s key components, increase of its reliability by means of using new materials, components and design of engine’s automatic control system, decrease of maintenance labor intensity. In addition, the developer has presented a new scheme for upgrading PS-90A engines to PS-90А3u, which assumes buy-back of needless engines from the airlines’ storage and decrease of cost per flight-hour", - press-service of Tupolev noted.