2-Dec-2020 Source: UEC Klimov
The United Engine Corporation VK-2500PS-03 engine for the Mi-171A2 civilian helicopter has been certified in South Korea. Validation of the type certificate will allow to start deliveries of units manufactured by UEC Klimov to this country.
The obtained permit means that the engine fully complies with the requirements of the state aviation regulations of the Republic of Korea, which is confirmed by the corresponding letter from the Civil Aviation Administration.
“Our engine is deservedly trusted by other countries. It is modern, high-tech and reliable, its capabilities allow you to work in difficult conditions. VK-2500PS-03 certification will allow deepening partnership with South Korea, as well as starting deliveries to this country in the future, ”said Evgeny Prodanov, director of the VK-2500 program, TV3-117 – chief designer.
Similar documents have already been received in India, China, Brazil and Colombia. The certificate validation in China resulted in a contract for the supply of almost 100 VK-2500PS-03 engines in 2021-2022 . At the moment, on average, 300 engines of the VK-2500 family are produced annually, with plans to enter production of 500 units per year.
The VK-2500PS-03 turboshaft engine is the latest modification of the VK-2500 and can be used on Mi and Ka helicopters. Engine certification tests in the Russian Federation were successfully completed in 2016. The main design difference of the VK-2500PS-03 is the presence of a new digital control system of the FADEC type (electronic engine control system with full responsibility) – BARK-6V-7S, also developed and manufactured by UEC-Klimov JSC.
The overhaul and assigned service life of the engine is two times higher than that of its predecessors. VK-2500PS-03 gives helicopters fundamentally new possibilities when operating in high mountains and areas with hot climates. The engine performance is provided in the air temperature range from minus 50 ºС to +60 ºС. The stable operation of the VK-2500PS-03 engines is ensured up to an altitude of 6000 meters.
JSC UEC-Klimov is an enterprise in the Russian engine-building industry, engaged in the development and production of gas turbine engines and control systems for airplanes and helicopters. It includes a design office, modern production and experimental facilities. The enterprise has developed TV3-117 / VK-2500, VK-2500PS-03, TV7-117V helicopter engines, RD-33, and TV7-117S / SM / ST aircraft engines and their control systems. The UEC-Klimov quality management system is certified according to the international standard AS 9100 rev.D.
United Engine Corporation JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) is an integrated structure specializing in the development, serial production and maintenance of engines for military and civil aviation, space programs and the navy, as well as the oil and gas industry and energy. One of the priority directions of the UEC’s activities is the implementation of comprehensive programs for the development of enterprises in the industry with the introduction of new technologies that meet international standards.