In 1996 AVTOVAZ was certified as the organization with the capability to design civil aircraft internal combustion engines.
In 2002 AVTOVAZ filed the license application for the development of aircraft technology including the dual-purpose aircraft technologies.
The Special Design Unit for Rotary Engines designs and builds prototype rotary engines with the power range of 140hp to 400hp for general-purpose aviation.
Currently two aircraft engines, namely twin-rotor VAZ-416 (160-180hp) and threerotor VAZ-426 (210-270hp), are undergoing certification. The work is in progress to design 60-90hp engines. The Special Design Unit for Rotary Engines is supported by the R&D and manufacturing capabilities of AVTOVAZ.
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