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UAC launched production of Mi-38's TV7-117V engine

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UAC launched production of Mi-38's TV7-117V engine
 
The United Engine-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has started producing new TV7-117V motors designed for the Mil Mi-38 helicopter, corporation spokeswoman Anastasiya Denisova said in an interview with Izvestiya newspaper.
     
UAC launched production of Mi 38 s TV7 117V engine 640 001The TV7-117V engine for Russian Helicopters' Mi-38 multirole chopper
(Credit: Vitaly V. Kuzmin)
     
Earlier, engines were produced only in Ukraine, the spokeswoman added.

"No less than 200 various versions designed for helicopters and planes are planned to be manufactured before 2020. Earlier, engines for our civil and military aircraft were manufactured only in Ukraine," the spokeswoman said.

"Now, the TV7-117V engine is made of only domestically-made units and components," she added.

According to Denisova, the baseline TV7-117V engine is among the world’s best motors in terms of its efficiency, reliability and service life.

The TV7-117V engine "can switch to emergency modes of 2,800-3,750 hp to ensure flight safety in emergencies", she added.

The engine’s turboprop versions can be mounted on the Ilyushin Il-114 and Il-112V planes.

"We are planning to produce more than 200 turboshaft and turboprop versions of the TV7-117V engine before 2020," Denisova said.

According to the spokeswoman, the corporation is currently organizing the full-scale production of the engine.

The Chernyshev Machine-Building Enterprise, the Salyut Gas and Turbine-Manufacturing Company and other enterprises within the United Engine-Manufacturing Corporation will be key suppliers of components for the engine that will be assembled at the Klimov Company, the developer of the Mi-8 (NATO reporting name: Hip) helicopter.

Earlier, Viktor Belov, industry, transport and innovation technologies minister in the Omsk Region in West Siberia, told TASS that the Baranov Engine-Building Association would start producing TV7-117 turboprop engines for the advanced Mi-38 helicopter by 2019 under the import substitution program.

"Manufacturing facilities have been fully prepared. The first engines for the Mi-38 helicopter will be produced by 2019 to replace Ukrainian-made TV3-117 motors manufactured by the Ivchenko Machine-Building Design Bureau Progress," Belov said.
     
UAC launched production of Mi 38 s TV7 117V engine 640 002Russian Helicopters' Mil Mi-38 medium transport helicopter
(Credit: Russian Helicopters)
     
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