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    U.E.C.- Russian aircraft engines

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    Post  lancelot Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:25 pm

    kvs wrote:In the US every state has lobbied for MIC infrastructure.   A similar process must be happening in Russia to some degree.   The reality of democratic political pandering.   The tone of the pronouncements in the above article has a hysterical slant and is not necessarily
    "all is lost for Russia".
    No I think they are actually right. I remember reading about this. There were plans to build expanded facilities for PD-14 engine mass production.
    Now that there won't be US engine sales for MS-21, they will need like double the production so those facilities won't be enough.
    You might also see increased demand for PD-8 engines for the Superjet. If, for whatever reason, they need to swap out the SaM146 in the existing Superjets with PD-8s it will further increase demand for that engine as well. Since it takes a couple years to build a fab they will need to start building it sooner rather than later. The existing production facilities IIRC are good for like a dozen engines a year. To push it further you would have to convert existing production lines to the PD-14. But those are already being used to manufacture PS-90 engines for the Il-76 program and as turbines for natural gas pumping in pipelines.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:43 am

    I say build both engine sites... the two locations they can't decide on... build them both because over time you are going to get more engine types into service and existing engine types will need to be replaced as well... getting older aircraft upgraded with new engines will improve their performance and simplify maintenance and support because right now there is a mishmash of local and foreign engines of a range of different types based on different engines, but the new PD range of engines should have design and support commonality... presumably unified electronics and software that can be used for fault finding and diagnostic purposes should be standardised across the range of engine types.

    New factories can be designed with the latest equipment so changing between production engine types should be easier and faster and cheaper than upgrading an older factory.... though they should be upgraded too... though not in any way to slow production speed... the purposes should be upgrades focussed on speeding up production and improving quality of the work and product being produced.
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    Post  George1 Thu May 12, 2022 11:12 pm

    Bench tests of the first prototype of the PD-8 engine completed

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    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4524884.html

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    Post  LMFS Mon May 16, 2022 5:46 pm

    Rostec has increased the service life of gas turbine engines for long-range aircraft

    16.05.2022 15:52:04
    Samara. May 16. INTERFAX-UEC-Kuznetsov (part of the United Engine Corporation Rostec) has put into operation robotic equipment for applying special strengthening coatings to engine parts, the press service of the Samara plant reported on Monday.
    With the help of a robotic plasma spraying system, refractory and strengthening coatings will be applied to engine parts in automatic mode.
    According to the Rostec aviation cluster, " the industrial robot will increase the service life of gas turbine engines of all types, including the NK-32 02 series used on Tu-160 strategic missile carriers."
    It is noted that the plasma spray complex will perform processing of the compressor and turbine of gas turbine engines not only for UEC enterprises.
    "Within the framework of import substitution programs, the equipment can be widely used in the interests of domestic industry, "Alexey Sobolev, Deputy General Director and Managing Director of PJSC UEC - Kuznetsov, is quoted in the message.
    Currently, the robot complex meets the production needs by processing up to 100 ring parts per month when working in two shifts. At the same time, the throughput capacity of the equipment can be increased up to 300 units of large-sized parts and up to 1 thousand parts of small dimensions.
    The UEC-Kuznetsov plant in Samara produces second-series NK-32 aircraft engines for Tu-160 Bely Lebed strategic bombers and deeply upgraded Tu-160M, NK-12MP for Tu-95MS, NK-25 for long-range Tu-22M3 aircraft, as well as RD-107A rocket engines/RD-108A for Vostok, Voskhod, and Soyuz launch vehicles and NK-33A 1st stage Soyuz-2.1 V rocket engines.
    As reported, UEC-Kuznetsov is also working on creating an engine for a promising long-range aviation complex (a product of the Russian Federation)

    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=574683&lang=RU

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    Post  LMFS Mon May 16, 2022 5:53 pm

    UEC will show hybrid engine layout for the first time at HeliRussia-2022

    16.05.2022 12:35:48
    Moscow. May 16. INTERFAX-At the HeliRussia-2022 helicopter exhibition, a mock-up of a hybrid power plant for advanced aircraft, including drones, will be demonstrated for the first time, the press service of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec) reported.
    UEC-Klimov will present for the first time at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition a model of a hybrid power plant and demonstrators of VK-650V and VK-1600V engines," the press service said.
    They noted that the company's representatives will also present reports on new aircraft engine developments and take part in signing agreements at the exhibition.
    "The GSU layout is presented on the platform of a promising unmanned aerial vehicle with four rotary propellers. Potential objects of application of the 500 kW HSU are light multi-purpose helicopters, advanced unmanned (optionally manned) aircraft with a take-off weight of 2-8 tons, local air lines, air taxis, business aviation, vertical take - off and landing aircraft," the press service said.
    The UEC explained that the GSU layout includes a gas turbine engine, electric motors, power electronics units, an electric generator and a battery pack.
    It was reported that the use of hybrid technologies in aviation will reduce fuel consumption by up to 70% and significantly reduce harmful emissions.
    The 650 hp VK-650V engine is the first domestic engine for the Ka-226T, Ansat-U, VRT-500 light class helicopters and foreign vehicles with the same payload capacity. The first demonstrator engine was assembled in December 2020 and is currently undergoing testing. The type certificate for the VK-650V is planned to be obtained in 2023.
    The VK-1600V engine is designed for installation on multi-purpose and special helicopters with a take-off weight of 5-8 tons. The first object of application is a promising multi-purpose helicopter Ka-62.
    HeliRussia-2022 will be held from May 19 to 21 in the Crocus Expo IEC (Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region).

    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=574651&lang=RU

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    Post  GarryB Tue May 17, 2022 7:11 am

    Those hybrid propulsion systems would be rather interesting for helicopters as electric motors for main rotors could be designed to not need a gear box so you could power each set of rotors in a coaxial design based on the power sent to each engine controlling each set of rotors.

    The gearbox for the Hokum and Helix range of helicopters is very complex and weighs about 3 tons and is the reason why the west does not use helicopters in that weight class...

    Being able to swap the gearbox out for electric motors would save a lot of weight and complexity and also improve performance too no doubt.

    Will be interesting...
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    Post  Gazputin Thu May 19, 2022 10:07 am

    https://en.topwar.ru/196470-nazvany-sroki-pojavlenija-predserijnogo-obrazca-rossijskogo-dvigatelja-vk-800-dlja-samoleta-lms-901-bajkal.html

    very useful engine .... almost there
    2024 by look of it

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