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    Post  sepheronx Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:09 am

    Never heard of 650V. Good to see.

    And also its always best that if they want to increase production, open a new facility. Becomes easier to determine what is needed for equipment, creates new jobs, have a brand new facility of newest requirements, etc etc.

    Good news.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:59 pm

    The new tool production site with an area of ​​2.4 thousand square meters will produce tooling and tools intended for assembling parts and assemblies of a number of industrial engines, as well as aircraft power plants NK-32 series 02, NK-12MP, NK-25 and a new promising high-power Izdeliye.

    Interesting... so they will continue to make the NK-25 for the Tu-22M3s, and the NK-32 for the Blackjacks, and the NK-12MP is for the Bears... I wonder if the new high power engine is for the PAK DA (some variant of the PD-35) or if it is for the PAK DP high speed interceptor?

    Never heard of 650V. Good to see.

    Replacement for French engines used in the Ka-226T and Ansat type helicopters... there is a VK-800V as well, which I think might be better for the Ka-226T at high altitudes...

    Good to see these new engines going into serial production.... such small engines were a gap for Russia as most trainers and light helicopters were not made in the Soviet Union...
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    Post  Kiko Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:14 pm

    A. Inozemtsev: the PD-35 project does not stop, it will be shifted for a couple of years12.02.2022.

    Completion of the development of a high-power engine for civil aviation PD-35 is shifted by at least two years due to an increase in the production of PD-14, PD-8 and PS-90A engines. About itinformsTASS with reference to the Managing Director - General Designer of UEC-Aviadvigatel JSC Alexander Inozemtsev.

    “According to PD-35, we had planned deadlines until 2027-2028. Now, due to all the events, [the deadlines] are being shifted a couple of years to the right, because the funds have now been redistributed to increase the volumes of PD-14, PD-8, PS-90A. This is a forced measure, but nothing stops,” he said on the sidelines of the Perm Engineering and Industrial Forum.

    Earlier, Alexander Inozemtsev already spoke about the postponement of the PD-35 engine. “The PD-35 project will go a little slower, with a shift to the right for two or three years, because gigantic money is needed. Without a doubt, we will assemble and test a demonstrator engine by 2024, no matter how hard it is. And then let's move on to the situation. But we will understand for sure, having assembled the engine, where we are in terms of technology, we are creating technologies for the long-haul aircraft market, ”he said on August 18 during the Army-2022 forum. Alexander Inozemtsev added that the main forces will now be applied to replicate the PD-14 and PS-90A engines.

    On June 27, the government approved a new program for the development of the aviation industry until 2030. More than 770 billion rubles will be allocated for its implementation. According to the government's new plans, Russian airlines should receive 1,036 domestic aircraft by 2030. Of these, 142 SSJ-New aircraft, 270 MS-21-310 aircraft, 140 Ladoga TVRS-44 aircraft, 70 Il-114-300 aircraft, 178 L-410 and 154 "Baikal" (LMS-901). Deliveries of new helicopters will amount to 764 machines. It is assumed that all this equipment will fly on domestic engines. According to the program, over the next eight years, 4964 aircraft engines of various modifications will be made in Russia.

    https://aviation21.ru/a-inozemcev-proekt-pd-35-ne-prekrashhaetsya-on-sdvigatetsya-na-paru-let/

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    Post  George1 Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:53 am

    Flight tests of the PD-8 engine have begun

    As reported on December 26, 2022, the Rostec State Corporation, which is part of the United Engine Corporation JSC (UEC), began flight tests of the PD-8 power plant designed for the SSJ NEW short-haul passenger liner and the Be-200 amphibious aircraft installed on the flying laboratory Il-76LL, owned by the LII named after M.M. Gromov JSC "United Aircraft Corporation" (UAC). The main operational data are recorded - speed, pressure, temperature, as well as additional parameters necessary to confirm the design decisions made and ensure the safety of the operation of the power plant.

    On the part of bmpd,
    we point out that, judging by the published photographs, flight tests of a prototype of a promising bypass turbojet engine PD-8 have begun at the LII named after M.M. Gromov in Zhukovsky on an Il-76LL flying laboratory aircraft with registration number "76529". This aircraft (serial number 073410308, serial number 08-07) was originally built in 1977 for the Iraqi Air Force as a military transport aircraft Il-76 of the first modification, in 1989 it was returned to the USSR and converted into a flying laboratory Il-76LL4 (registration number first USSR-76529, then RA -76529) for testing new engines installed under the wing in place of one of the standard D-30KP engines. In 1989-1990, it was used to test the D-236T propfan engine, and in 1990-1994 - to test the D-27 propfan engine. After that, the board was stored in Zhukovsky for 20 years. After repair since November 2015, as an Il-76LL , it was used for flight tests of the PD-14 engine.

    The creation of a promising PD-8 engine with a take-off thrust in the basic version of 7900 kg is being carried out by the UEC with the lead role of JSC UEC-Aviadvigatel (Perm). The PD-8 engine is being created for the new maximum "import-substituted" modification of the SSJ100 regional aircraft, called SSJ NEW. It is also possible to replace the engines of the D-436 family of Zaporozhye production with the PD-8 engine, in particular, on the Be-200 amphibious aircraft. In the future, based on the PD-8, it is possible to create a whole line of engines, including the powerful PD-8V helicopter engine.

    Testing of the gas generator of the PD-8 engine began in 2021, and bench tests of the first prototype of the PD-8 engine began in early 2022. At the end of October 2022, Yury Shmotin, Deputy General Director - General Designer of the UEC , announced that bench tests of three PD-8 prototypes were already underway. Certification of the PD-8 engine by the Federal Air Transport Agency is very optimistically planned for 2023.

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    Post  GarryB Tue Dec 27, 2022 9:00 pm

    The IL-76LL is a very interesting plane that has been very valuable through the years for testing engines in flight... all the different engine types have been fun to look at...

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    Post  thegopnik Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:33 pm

    https://rostec.ru/en/news/rostec-has-increased-the-volume-of-3d-printing-of-aircraft-engine-components-by-almost-three-times/

    Rostec’s Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) increased the output of 3D printed products by 179% or by a factor of 2.8. This was announced by Vladislav Kochkurov, General Director of AMC, during the industry-specific forum in Moscow. The “grown” products have lower weight with the required strength performance retained and are used, in particular, in new PD-14 and PD-8 aircraft engines.

    Representatives of Rostec, Rosatom and Roskosmos State Corporations, top management of major manufacturers, leading scientists and developers are among the participants of the 4th Leader Forum: Additive Manufacturing - Expand Horizons. Technological development of the country in new geopolitical environment is the main topic of the event.

    “Additive manufacturing has become an inherent part of modern industrial processes. The output at Rostec’s Additive Manufacturing Center has grown by 179% during 2022. Russian direct laser growing systems are extensively used for parts manufacturing, including parts for PD-8 and PD-14 aircraft engines. Further fleet replenishment with domestically made systems is planned within the investment program for 2023. In addition, we are launching a 3D printing training program together with Moscow Aviation Institute,” Said Vladislav Kochkurov, General Director of AMC.

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    Post  lancelot Mon Mar 20, 2023 4:36 pm

    https://aviation21.ru/v-ciam-proshli-ispytaniya-kamery-sgoraniya-dvigatelya-vk-800sm/

    CIAM passed tests of the combustion chamber of the VK-800SM engine
    20.03.2023

    As part of the development work on the creation of the VK-800SM turboprop engine, in the period from January 15 to March 17, 2023, it successfully passed tests at the CIAM test bench named after. P.I. Baranov autonomous installation of the combustion chamber VK-800SM, manufactured at the Ural Plant of Civil Aviation (UZGA).

    The tests were carried out in order to confirm the calculated parameters of the combustion chamber and check its ignition in the entire range of operating altitudes, the press service of the UZGA reported.

    At the first stage, data were obtained on the completeness of combustion, the smoothness of the start-up and the unevenness of the temperature field of the gas flow in the circumferential and radial directions in stationary modes of operation. The results obtained confirm the correctness of the calculations performed by the UZGA specialists and prove the correctness of the technical solutions incorporated into the design of the combustion chamber.

    At the second stage, tests were carried out to check the ignition of the combustion chamber at all operating heights with the determination of the ignition boundaries.

    “The results obtained so far have shown a serious excess of the launch altitude relative to the technical task. Reliable ignition of the combustion chamber at altitudes up to 8000 m was confirmed. During the tests of the gas generator at the UZGA stand, more than 100 launches were performed with the ignition test from one candle and reduced mains voltage. All of them were successful. Engineers are always interested in the limiting regimes that a structure can withstand,” said Ilya Medvedev, chief designer of the engine.

    In the future, together with CIAM, additional tests are planned to determine the reliability of ignition as part of the engine over the entire range of operating altitudes and taking into account the opportunity to increase the launch altitude, he added.

    It is also planned to test an autonomous installation of a centrifugal compressor using the CIAM experimental base. Tests will confirm the design parameters of the compressor, including air flow, pressure increase, efficiency, gas dynamic stability margins. Successful completion of this stage of testing will be the key to fulfilling the basic data set by the terms of reference for the engine.

    The test results of autonomous combustion chamber and centrifugal compressor installations will be included in the conclusion on the possibility of the first flight of the engine as part of an aircraft.

    The VK-800SM turboprop engine is being created by the Ural Civil Aviation Plant. The power plant is designed for the aircraft LMS-901 "Baikal". The VK-800SM is also planned to be used on the L-410 and the UTS-800 training aircraft. The design documentation for implementation in hardware in 2019 was handed over to UZGA representatives by the developer of the VK-800, UEC-Klimov JSC.

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    Post  lancelot Wed Apr 12, 2023 2:44 am

    https://aviation21.ru/novaya-razrabotka-odk-povysit-mezhremontnyj-resurs-aviadvigatelej-do-dvux-raz/

    The new development of the UEC will increase the overhaul life of aircraft engines up to two times
    11.04.2023

    The Research Institute of Engine Technology and Organization (NIID, a branch of the United Engine Corporation) has developed a method for hardening the surface layer of compressor blades for gas turbine engines. It will increase the overhaul life of power plants by one and a half to two times, the UEC press service reported.

    NIID employees have been working on the project for two years. At the moment, the development is being tested on the AI-222-25 technological engine.

    “The new method made it possible to increase the hardening depth by almost 2.5 times and increase the fatigue strength of the blades by more than 18%. As for the resource characteristics, it contributes to an increase in the overhaul life of the engine by about 1.5-2 times, ”said Sergey Pavlinich, director of the NIID branch of JSC UEC.

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    Post  Kiko Thu May 18, 2023 7:29 am

    Engine VK-650 V successfully completed engineering and autonomous tests, 05.18.2023.

    The VK-650 V engine has successfully passed engineering tests. Autonomous tests of power plant components were carried out jointly with TsIAM them. P.I. Baranov. The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec) plans to produce ten prototypes of the engine by the end of the year. This was reported by the press service of Rostec.

    It is noted that four out of ten engines are used in flight tests as part of the Ansat helicopter. And in 2024, the power plant must be certified.

    “The new engine will outperform Western models in terms of performance. For example, compared to foreign counterparts, the VK-650V will have greater takeoff power and better specific characteristics, ”said Evgeny Prodanov, director of the VK-650 program at the UEC-Klimov enterprise, whose words are quoted in the message.

    It is emphasized that the engine with minimal modifications can be used as part of various UAVs. Also, experts are working on the issue of using the power plant on the Yak-152 aircraft. In addition, the potential scope of the VK-650V is foreign-made helicopters.

    Earlier it was reported that a full-size model of the engine was presented at the HeliRussia-2023 exhibition, which takes place from May 18 to 20 at the Moscow Crocus Expo IEC.

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/151438/

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Fri May 19, 2023 6:15 am

    And now also its bigger brother!

    Another foreign engine ready to be replaced.

    Wonderful news, the Ka-60/62 is a great helicopter whose development stalled because of lack of money and local engines.

    Furthermore the same engine could be used also for something else.

    A turboprop derivative could also be used on a drone (in case Russia would want something larger than what a VK-800 could power), on the composite derivative of the An-2, the SibNIA TVS-2DTS, instead of the American garret engine, or even for an eventual larger version of the Baikal, should the need arise.

    https://aviation21.ru/zaversheny-ispytaniya-demonstratora-vertolyotnogo-dvigatelya-vk-1600v/
    Tests of VK-1600V helicopter engine demonstrator completed
    05/19/2023

    The United Engine Corporation has completed testing of the VK-1600V helicopter engine demonstrator. The first prototypes of the product have already been assembled - their bench tests are planned to be completed by the end of this year, and in 2024 flight tests will begin as part of the Ka-62 helicopter. This was reported in the press service of the UEC.

    The VK-1600V is intended for installation on Ka-62 helicopters under the import substitution program for the French turboshaft engine (TVAD) Ardiden 3G from Safran Helicopter Engines (formerly Turbomeca). The design of the VK-1600V allows further development of various modifications, including for use in drones and as part of the power plants of light passenger and transport regional aircraft.

    “VK-1600V engines have high fuel efficiency and low life cycle costs. The power of the VK-1600V in takeoff mode is 1400 hp. and 1750 hp – in the 2.5-minute power mode. At the same time, we managed to reduce the delivery weight by 10% and reduce the specific fuel consumption in all modes compared to analogues, ”said Anton Kolosov, chief designer of the VK-1600 JSC UEC-Klimov.

    The power plant is controlled by the BARK-15V automatic regulation and control unit, the development and manufacture of which is also carried out at UEC-Klimov. In addition to the function of monitoring and controlling engine systems, it has the function of diagnostics and troubleshooting.

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    Post  lancelot Thu Jun 22, 2023 8:05 am

    https://www.ixbt.com/news/2023/04/15/fotogalereja-dnja-dvigatel-vk800sm-dlja-rossijskogo-mnogocelevogo-samoleta-lms901-bajkal-i-processy-ego-sborki.html

    ... photos below show the VK-800SM process layout and assembly of the VK-800SM compressor for autonomous testing.
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    ... this is how the installation of the VK-800SM oil system and the measuring system on the engine test stand looks like:
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    At the moment, UZGA is completing the assembly of the first prototype VK-800SM, then the engine will go to bench tests. Later, but before the end of this year, the VK-800SM should go to flight tests as part of the Yak-40LL flying laboratory at SibNIA, and the first flight of the LMS-901 Baikal with the VK-800SM is scheduled for the third quarter of 2024.

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:01 pm

    New engine for the Mi-26

    https://aviation21.ru/odk-kuznecov-razrabotaet-turbovalnyj-dvigatel-pd-8v/

    UEC-Kuznetsov will develop a PD-8V turboshaft engine
    06/23/2023

    The United Engine Corporation has begun work on the PD-8V engine for Mi-26 helicopters. About it Informed General Director of UEC Vadim Badekha at the opening of the new Center for Design Development and Scientific Research of PJSC UEC-Kuznetsov in Samara.

    More than 1.5 billion rubles were invested in the construction of the complex with an area of more than 10,000 square meters. Equipped with advanced technology and modern IT infrastructure, the Center will develop advanced power plants for aviation, space and energy.


    The commissioning ceremony of the new Center was attended by the Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Azarov, the First Deputy General Director of the Rostec State Corporation Vladimir Artyakov and the General Director of the United Engine Corporation Vadim Badekha.

    “UEC-Kuznetsov became the lead developer of the new, largest engine for domestic heavy helicopters based on the PD-8 gas generator. Work on the PD-8V is an initiative of the United Engine Corporation, its creation will be carried out in close cooperation between our enterprises. <...> The new PD-8V engine will be fully adapted to the platform of the Mi-26 helicopters,” said the Director General of the UEC.

    Vadim Badekha noted that the engine will have advantages over analogues. So, it will use a digital automatic control system, the power plant will be 15% higher, and it will also have better fuel efficiency. A design team was formed at OKB "ODK-Kuznetsov", which began work on a new turboshaft engine.

    And I believe that a turboprop version will follow.

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    Post  lancelot Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:41 pm

    I thought this work was going to be done by Klimov. Oh well. It is not like they do not have enough projects already.

    Given that Kuznetsov is producing the NK-12MPM engine it is not like they have no experience with turboshafts I guess.

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    Post  sepheronx Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:53 pm

    I think it's good they are diversifying production to other companies so they aren't reliant on just 1 company for such tech.

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Fri Jun 23, 2023 1:12 pm

    lancelot wrote:I thought this work was going to be done by Klimov. Oh well. It is not like they do not have enough projects already.

    Given that Kuznetsov is producing the NK-12MPM engine it is not like they have no experience with turboshafts I guess.

    I am glad it is Kuznetsov. Maybe they could even do a propfan derivative (either related to their NK-93, or to the D-27 (the gearbox and propellers of which were done in Russia by aerosila).


    In addition to the new VK-650 and VK-1600 Klimov is working on improving/fixing the TV7/117. In addition they are probably working on a 5th generation fighter engine with a similar thrust to the RD-33 (mig 29 engine).



    I am not sure instead about the new 4000/5000 hp Turboprop/turboshaft (PDV4000). Is it being developed by Perm engine company?

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    Post  lancelot Mon Jul 24, 2023 1:12 pm

    I noticed something a while back. People talk about how there is no Russian alternative to the Ukrainian D-18T engine on the An-124. Which is a turbofan engine with 23 tf of thrust. How the PD-35 engine with 35 tf needs to be developed to enable heavy aircraft. Yet Aviadvigatel produces a 25 tf turbofan used as a gas pump burning natural gas i.e. GTU-25P which is claimed to be based on the PS-90 turbofan engine core.

    https://www.avid.ru/en/gaz/?id=11

    I say "claimed to" because there is just no way the PS-90 engine core which has like 16 tf at best can do 25 tf. So it has to be a larger engine probably based on a similar design and technology.

    And this is no paper project or paper engine. Since these turbines were actually produced and delivered to actual clients. Have been in use at Gazprom since 2004. And not just a couple of them but a whole 125 GTU-25P units just for Gazprom pumping gas in pipelines.

    In addition this is a set of two power plants powered by those turbines at Lukhoil in Komi.
    https://en.energas.ru/pressroom/news/servisenergaz-sozdal-spetsialnoe-podrazdelenie-ukhta-dlya-obsluzhivaniya-sistem-gazopodgotovki-na-en/

    It has two plants. One with five of those gas turbines with total of 125 MW power and another with three turbines with total of 75 MW of power.

    Outside of Gazprom there are another 25 operational GTE-25P units of such turbines.

    So if they really, really needed to make an engine for An-124, the basic core of the engine has been available since 2004. Or am I missing something here?
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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Mon Jul 24, 2023 3:03 pm

    Hi Lancelot, i believe you are mixing different units of measure for different things:
    thrust in tons with power in Megawatts (MW). The two are not the same.

    Anyway, as a rule of thumb, when you convert a turbo fan engine into a turboshaft or turboprop, the max power that you can obtain from the turboprop in MW is higher than the takeoff thrust of the original turbofan in tons. (As an example the turboshaft engine of the Mi-26, the D-136 has about 8.5 MW of max power, while the D-36 engine (from which it derives) has a takeoff thrust of about 6.5 tons.

    Furthermore there could be additional changes for a land engine that could be used to extract more power and increment the efficiency, but that could be too heavy for an helicopter or aircraft engine which has to fly.

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    Post  lancelot Sun Jul 30, 2023 6:05 pm

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    UEC has completed preparations for the construction of a new production complex in Moscow
    July 26, 2023

    The Rostec United Engine Corporation has completed preparatory work for the construction of a new industrial complex, which will produce aircraft engine parts for aircraft and helicopters. A modern industrial complex of buildings with a total area of ​​more than 77 thousand square meters. m will unite under one roof the enterprises of MMP named after V.V. Chernyshev, Salyut PC and the Center for Additive Technologies of Rostec State Corporation.

    On the territory of the Salyut production complex on Budyonny Avenue in Moscow, where new facilities will be built, the old buildings have already been dismantled, the areas have been cleared and prepared, and engineering work is underway.

    “Now the design and estimate documentation has been developed, the appearance of all new construction projects on the territory of our enterprise has been agreed. Tender procedures have been completed to identify contractors for construction work. In the near future, we expect to receive a construction permit in accordance with the established regulations for three facilities: the competence centers "Gearboxes and Assemblies", "Helicopter Engine Compressor" and the Center for Additive Technologies. The complex will become one of the largest centers of engine building, where about 13,000 people will work,” said Alexei Gromov, head of the Salyut production complex of the UEC.

    Labor collectives of two UEC enterprises: MMP named after V.V. Chernysheva and PK Salyut will continue to work in close cooperation in the production of gas turbine engine parts for helicopters and aircraft at the new facility, retaining their identity and names. Relocation of MMP named after V.V. Chernyshev will take place in stages until 2025, by which time it is planned to put into operation all the main buildings of the new site. However, even after that, UEC plans to additionally recruit new employees.

    A separate production building will be erected at the enterprise for the center of technological competence "Gearboxes and assemblies", as well as sections for mechanical and chemical-thermal processing of parts. It will produce transmission units for a wide range of aircraft engines PD-14, PD-8, VK-650V, VK-1600V, AI-222-25, power plants of the TV7-117 family.

    In the new building of the Helicopter Engine Compressor technological competence center, it is planned to mass-produce units for turboshaft engines of the VK-2500 and TV7-117 families, as well as VK-650V, VK-1600V.

    The new five-story building is intended for the Center for Additive Technologies, which will develop models for 3D printing, as well as produce serial parts for aircraft engines using the additive method.

    https://rostec.ru/news/odk-zavershila-podgotovku-k-stroitelstvu-novogo-proizvodstvennogo-kompleksa-v-moskve/

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Thu Aug 31, 2023 3:17 am

    5 years jail for the Russian-born (currently German national) aircraft engineer who developed (development of the engine paid before 2014 almost entirely by russian money) the V12 diesel engine used also on drones and trainer aircrafts, because he continued to provide those engines to Russia between 2014 and 2021.


    German Russians (most of them descendent from the Volga Germans that immigrated to Russia in the 18th century and that in many cases immigrated back to Germany after the fall of Soviet Union) should go back to Russia. Germany is becoming a self destroying entity.

    Russia should stop any hope of cooperation with Germany until they change completely direction (probably that will happen only after the total destruction of the German industrial base thanks to German dear allies like USA, UK and France).


    Https://www.flugrevue.de/flugzeugbau/red-aircraft-motoren-nach-russland-exportiert-fuenf-jahre-haft/

    Motors exported to Russia: five years in prison!

    With his company RED Aircraft in Adenau, Vladimir Raikhlin was well on the way to establishing a twelve-cylinder aircraft diesel engine for general aviation on the market. The district court in Koblenz has now sentenced him to five years in prison. The reason: Illegal exports of engines to Russia.


    It was probably too good to be true. A Russian-born aircraft engineer is developing a powerful twelve-cylinder diesel engine for aviation applications with his company based in Germany. 500 hp take-off power, FAA and EASA approval and comparatively low consumption as a result of the compression-ignition concept: the RED A03 definitely had what it takes to compete with some propeller turbines in certain applications. De Havilland Beaver, Cessna Caravan, OTTO Aviation Celera, AirTractor AT-301 - some aging aircraft types seemed to have a realistic future with STCs for an engine upgraded.

    However, thanks to its advantages, the unit had also attracted interested parties from Russia. Among other things, the diesel was intended to power the Yak-152, a new training aircraft that the Russian Air Force plans to use to train its future military pilots. However, since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, exports to Russia have been subject to sanctions, which also include export restrictions for so-called dual-use goods. These are products that can be used not only for civil purposes but also for military purposes - such as aircraft engines.

    RED A03 in Russian drones
    Feeding Google the terms "RED A03" and "Sokol Altius" shows that this is about more than just a basic military trainer. The search engine then spits out a link to the website Militaryfactory.com , among other things, in which the diesel from Adenau is listed as the engine for a Russian military drone with a wingspan of 28.5 meters and a maximum take-off mass of four and a half tons. The Russian website Topwar.ru even has images showing a large drone with large piston engines mounted on its wings. If you look closely, the units bear an amazing resemblance to the diesel from Adenau.

    The export of engines to Russia is said to have taken place between 2015 and 2021 and thus violated the existing trade restrictions, the SWR quoted the Koblenz public prosecutor as saying. Vladimir Raikhlin, who is said to have testified in court that he consciously accepted the violation in order not to delay business processes, was apparently also aware of this. He had assumed that the engines would only be used for civilian purposes, SWR continued.

    It is not yet possible to foresee what effects the court decision will have on RED Aircraft. As a result of the foreseeable investigations, Raikhlin had already left the management board in 2020 and was only associated with the company as a minority shareholder. However, RED Aircraft, like Raikhlin's consulting firm RED Consulting, has to pay back the profits from the illegal business with Russia. According to the SWR report, it is about four million euros.

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    Post  Scorpius Sun Sep 03, 2023 12:57 pm

    Specialists of the Rybinsk enterprise ODK-Saturn (part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec State Corporation) have invented a new electrolyte composition that will significantly reduce the polishing time of the blades of a gas turbine engine.

    The invention of UEC-Saturn allows the use of electrolyte-plasma polishing for turbine blades of a gas turbine engine
    Processing time by this method takes up to 4 minutes, which is an order of magnitude less compared to similar technologies that take from 1 to 8 hours.

    https://www.uecrus.com/press/novaya-razrabotka-pozvolit-odk-v-15-raz-uskorit-obrabotku-lopatok-aviadvigateley-/

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    Post  GarryB Sun Sep 03, 2023 11:06 pm

    5 years jail for the Russian-born (currently German national) aircraft engineer who developed (development of the engine paid before 2014 almost entirely by russian money) the V12 diesel engine used also on drones and trainer aircrafts, because he continued to provide those engines to Russia between 2014 and 2021.

    Hahaha... the thing is that when you investigate someone like this sort of court case you can seize all sorts of things from the person and in this case all the details of that engine would need to be seized and would anyone be surprised if some of those documents were lost or just shared with western engine making companies who are also interested in making those sorts of engines....

    His business would need to be seized and nationalised etc etc etc...
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    Post  GarryB Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:39 am

    parts of this vid about the super jet and PD-8...

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    Post  lancelot Tue Sep 05, 2023 11:41 pm

    "Army-2023": UEC presents the promising aircraft engine SM-100
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    At the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2023", the United Engine Corporation showed a model of the promising SM-100 engine for the modernized Yak-130M combat training aircraft. The project is a development of the basic AI-222-25 engine and is being developed by the Salyut production complex.

    “The new power plant will have improved characteristics with similar dimensions and weight, in particular, the maximum thrust will increase by 20%, and the service life will double,” the UEC said.

    Improved performance was achieved by increasing the compression ratio, installing a modern three-stage low-pressure compressor, introducing modernized combustion chamber components and an increased reliability turbine. Currently, the low-pressure compressor and turbine are undergoing bench tests, and the combustion chamber is undergoing flight tests.

    In addition, a modernized high-pressure compressor will also be tested in the near future, which has become smaller and lighter, and cheaper to manufacture. Also, for the modernized engine, a reinforced drive box has been developed, allowing the installation of a drive-generator, the rated power of which is twice as high as that of the basic version of the AI-222-25 engine.

    “The development of the SM-100 is carried out as part of the work to modernize the base engine for the Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft. The scientific and technical groundwork obtained during the work is used to modernize the AI-222-25 engines. Along with this, the engine has great potential for use in military aviation, and can also be considered as the basis of a family of power plants for light regional and administrative aircraft. We are ready to cooperate with aviation design bureaus at all stages of aircraft development,” said Alexey Gromov, head of the Salyut production complex of UEC JSC.

    All work is carried out as planned and is at the stage of experimental confirmation of the characteristics of the modernized aircraft engine components.

    https://aviation21.ru/armiya-2023-odk-predstavlyaet-perspektivnyj-aviadvigatel-sm-100/

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    Post  wilhelm Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:38 am

    lancelot wrote:
    The project is a development of the basic AI-222-25 engine and is being developed by the Salyut production complex.

    “The new power plant will have improved characteristics with similar dimensions and weight, in particular, the maximum thrust will increase by 20%, and the service life will double,” the UEC said.

    Improved performance was achieved by increasing the compression ratio, installing a modern three-stage low-pressure compressor, introducing modernized combustion chamber components and an increased reliability turbine. Currently, the low-pressure compressor and turbine are undergoing bench tests, and the combustion chamber is undergoing flight tests.


    Interesting.
    A 20% increase means a 3000kg thrust engine.
    A Yak-130M would therefore have a maximum installed thrust of 6000kg, which opens up a wide range of increased capabilities in performance, thrust-to-weight-ratio (already high), and weaponsload.

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    Post  GarryB Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:09 pm

    And now that it is their engine design they can take it further and perhaps create either a Turboprop model or even just add an AB stage.

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