Russian Helicopters holding company "Helicopters of Russia", a part of United Industrial Corporation "Oboronprom", and a diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation launched a joint production of Teflon tubing technology for Eaton in Russia, the press service of "Helicopters of Russia". AEX.ru
"Eaton Teflon hoses are available at the National Center helicopter (NCV) in the Moscow suburb of Tomilino, where" Helicopters of Russia "united under one roof intellectual assets design offices Mil and Kamov. Installing hose on the aircraft will take place at the industrial enterprises of the holding, which are located throughout the Russia, including Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Ulan-Ude and other cities, "- noted in the company.
The first batch produced in Russia Teflon hose is ready for installation on civil helicopters MI-8/17. The parties also agreed to jointly expand the range of hoses manufactured for installation on other types of Russian helicopters. Flexible pipes or hoses are used in many systems of aircraft: hydraulic, fuel, oxygen supply systems of engine oil, etc. Teflon hoses are used throughout the life cycle of the aircraft, with an average of 20 years. This can significantly save on operational service, explained in the "Helicopters of Russia".
On many process parameters only hoses Eaton able to pass a number of tests that are impossible for other manufacturers’ equipment, for example, under the specification of fire hoses Eaton can "survive" in the fire without liquid inside for 15 minutes. Durability requirements, which provides products Eaton, also are outstanding for this type of product, providing a virtually open-ended operation by helicopter.
The product line is certified for compliance with the quality management system of production and quality requirements of Eaton. To ensure a stable level of quality specialists Eaton on an annual basis is a comprehensive audit for compliance with the norms and standards of the corporation.
The plans of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" creation together with specialists from Eaton range of hoses for different types of helicopters, Russian brands "Mi" and "Ka".
"Eaton has been certified in the suburbs, in addition line for the manufacture of hose has been certified for compliance with International Aerospace Quality Standard AS 9100. At this point in a separate workshop in the NCV is installed and running special equipment, which is used for the assembly of flexible hose pipes using our technology. The corresponding range of hoses for various types of Russian helicopters can be created in a few years ", — said Yuri Lebedev, Project Manager of Eaton Aerospace destinations in Russia.
"Helicopters of Russia" is one of the world’s leading helicopter and an active participant in the international industrial cooperation. Using innovative technologies, Eaton and other joint projects with leaders in their niches will help to improve our aircraft, as well as to modernize the global fleet has operated helicopters, "- said Deputy General Director for Science and Technology Policy and the production of JSC" Helicopters of Russia "Andrei Shibitov .
Start a joint project was initiated in 2009 at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget, where Eaton‘s and "Helicopters of Russia" announced a partnership by signing the relevant documents.