Flight tests of the modernized Mi-8 MTV-1-5 engines TV3-117VMA-SBM1V development PJSC «Motor Sich» will be held in the 344th Combat Center deployment and retraining of pilots of army aviation in Torzhok (Russian Federation). This was stated by the President — Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian-Ukrainian joint venture «Vladimir Klimov — Motor Sich» Anatoly Sitnov, reports «Interfax».
«The tests will be in the interests of Russian Ministry of Defence. They perceive the role of aviation specialists of Ukraine «, — said A.Sitnov. He said that the helicopter flight tests will be conducted on a «military» program there.
«In flight tests programmke perceive the role of experts at PJSC» Motor Sich «Theodosia and scientific testing center before conducting the tests Ukrainian Air Force helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-24 with engines TV3-117VMA-SBM1V. In addition, in Torzhok will target representative of the crew, who had previously experienced Mi-8 with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V in Feodosia, also in the criteria of Tajikistan, where they were tested «high altitude» engine and all the features and characteristics «- said A.Sitnov . «Most likely, the Russian Defense Ministry will accept into account the results of previously conducted flight tests in Feodosia and Tajikistan Mi-8 helicopter belonging to Ukraine», — he added.