Klimov presents design of VK-1600V engine

Klimov presents design of VK-1600V engine

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The JSC Klimov Company of the United Engine Corporation has presented the design of the new VK-1600V engine for Ka-62 helicopters. The engine design was presented to a committee which confirmed that the submitted VK-1600V meets the requirements for engine airworthiness and environmental protection. 

Consideration of the new engine by the committee is an important stage of development ahead of planning the certification tests. The prototype commission also green-lighted the automatic regulation and control unit for the VK-1600V - the BARK-15V, developed at JSC Klimov. 

The task of the commission was to review the design of the products to determine the scope and methods of carrying out certification work and testing in accordance with the current regulatory documents. The engine model was presented in the form of an electronic 3D model. 

“We have passed an important stage in the process of creating a new engine. It is noteworthy that in difficult conditions of restrictions we fulfill all obligations and comply with all deadlines. The project has been approved by the aviation authorities and further serious work lies ahead,” said Dmitry Yurchenko, Program Director - Chief Designer of JSC Klimov. 

The VK-1600V engine in the 1300-1800 hp power class was designed for the Russian-made Ka-62 helicopter. At the beginning of 2021, it is planned to transfer a demonstration engine for benchmarking tests. Certification of the VK-1600V is scheduled for 2023.