Ivchenko-Progress celebrate 30-year anniversary of the completion of development work on their D-18T engine
On February 23d, 2017, an important event happened in the history of the Zaporozhye aircraft engine-building complex and the aircraft engine building industry of Ukraine. This day, the State Testing Certificate on the D-18T turbofan was signed. Originally, the engine had been proposed for installation on the An-124 Ruslan airlifter. The engine was constantly improved during the whole period of operation, its operating time extended, and new modifications created. At the present time, the D-18T family engines power the large transport aircraft An-124 Ruslan, An-124-100, and An-225 Mriya – the pride of Ukrainian aviation.