Klimov began testing the first helicopter engine TV3-117VMA 02 series assembled from Russian parts.

Under the program, the United Engine Corporation (UEC) establish in Russia’s own production of helicopter engines in JSC "Klimov" started testing the first TV3-117VMA 02 series assembled from parts kit repair group (RGC) in Russia. This is stated in a press release, "Klimov". Currently, APC is implementing a project to develop the production of engines TV3-117/VK-2500 on Russian companies. In 2010. on involved in the work on this subject UEC companies held pre-production and made the initial batch of parts RGC for testing in the engine. As of February 1, 2011. test engine worked is equivalent to a third of the program-cyclic tests. Completion of bench testing is planned before the end of February 2011.

Said in a statement that the results of evaluation of the technical condition of the engine in the II quarter of 2011. organizational documents will be processed for admission into service of parts and components RGC TV3-117/VK-2500 engines manufactured at the enterprises of APC.

TV3-117VMA — engine designed for combat helicopter Ka-50. Currently installed on the Ka-27 and Ka-29 and Ka-31, Mi-24, Mi-28A / H, the Ka-32. Serial production started in 1986. Series 02 is mounted on civilian helicopters Mi-8MT/Mi-17. Has a type certificates IAC, India and China. Serial production started in 1993. The engine is a family of aircraft turboshaft engines TV3-117, developed in 1965, 1972 he. im.V.Ya.Klimova in the design office.

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