UEC shows new developments at HeliRussia 2013

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) is taking part in the HeliRussia 2013 international exhibition of the helicopter industry, where it is presenting new products.

Exhibition visitors will see the turboshaft VK-800V engine, intended for light, multi-functional helicopters such as the Mi-54, Ansat, Ka-226, and others. Today the VK-800V is used in the program to create a prospective helicopter engine for developing key technologies in various areas (thermodynamics, gas dynamics, durability, material engineering, and so on). A number of promising technologies will be used in the final version of the engine, intended for certification in 2016.

The corporations stand will also be showcasing the turboshaft TV7-117V engine, created on the basis of the certified TV7-117 engine. Despite the fact that it is 90 % the same as the base product, this development includes promotion of air safety for the helicopter in extreme conditions by using an emergency mode of 2,800-3,750 hp capacity. At present the TV7-117V has completed life-cycle testing. In 2013 the company plans to conduct preliminary tests, including flight development tests, and in 2014 it will prepare to have the engine certified.

Another product presented at the exhibition, from the Klimov design firm, is the VK-2500P turboshaft engine, developed for Mi-28 and Ka-52 type helicopters. This has already undergone the important stage of life-cycle testing and has received approval to begin flight development testing. By the end of the year it is planned to be sent for government testing and to begin the process of certification.

In addition, the Perm company Star, the base for UECs modular division, will be showing its new development at the exhibition  a model of the upcoming NR-30K fuel control unit, which will increase the lifespan of the TV3-177/VK-2500 engines and will significantly reduce expenses on maintaining helicopter airworthiness. The testing model is planned for the fourth quarter of 2013, with stand and engine tests due in 2014, and launch of production in 2015.

Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies established in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 17 holdings, 12 of which are in the military-industrial complex, and five of which are in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. It employs over 900,000 people, or about 2 % of Russian labour force. Its 2011 net profit was 45.6 billion rubles, and it paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.