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MAKS 2017
International Aviation and Space Show
18 - 23 July 2017, Zhukovsky, Russia
MAKS 2017: New PD-12V engine to improve Mi-26 helicopter flight characteristics 
The perspective Russian PD-12V engine will improve flight characteristics of Mi-26 transport helicopter, the United Aircraft Corporation told TASS at the MAKS-2017 air show.
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"We assess that Mi-26 upgrade with PD-12V engine will improve the flight characteristics of the helicopter and, in particular, the altitude capability," it said.

The corporation said "R&D to create PD-12V for Mi-26 helicopter on the basis of gas generator of the basic PD-14 engine is currently ongoing. It is created on a new technological basis with new materials and improved specific characteristics."

PD-12V is designed to replace Ukrainian-made D-436 engines which Mi-26 helicopters are currently equipped with. The UDC earlier said the gas generator of PD-14 is used to develop 35-ton thrust engine for perspective Russian heavy airlifter Il-106. The Ilyushin Company is also considering installing the perspective PD-35 on the wide-body Il-96 aircraft to reduce the number of engines from four to two.
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