The tests of the Mi-8 MTV-1-5 with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V

The Mi-8 MTV-5. Source:

Experts 344th Center deployment and retraining pilots of army aviation in Torzhok (RF) started the second stage of state tests of the Mi-8 MTV-1-5 with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V production of PJSC "Motor Sich". The chairman of the board of directors of the Russian-Ukrainian joint venture "Engines" Vladimir Klimov — Motor Sich "Anatoly Sitnov," Interfax-AVN. "

"The program of flight state tests designed to perform 42 missions, 13 of which were performed at the first stage. At the last stage of testing are planned for helicopter emergency power of the engines, "- said A.Sitnov. He noted that in March of this year, we should expect the completion of the signing of the act of state testing and compliance with these engines helicopter requirements of the Russian Air Force.



TV3-117. Turboshaft aircraft engines. Photo:



Basic data engines TV3-117. Source: "Aviapanorama"


A.Sitnov noted that the distinguishing feature of the TV3-117VMA-SBM1V are increased twice resource and its ability to work for an hour at an emergency mode. "From the point of view of the safety of such a figure is for Russian expanses of great importance," — he said.

The peculiarity of the TV3-117VMA-SBM1V are also increased to 2500-2800 hp compared with the base engine TV3-117VMA (2200 hp) power, the possibility of operating in mountainous areas and in hot and humid climate.

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