Rostec announces helicopter engine MRO move
UEC-Klimov and Vietnamese Helicopter Technical Service Company have signed a distributor agreement on maintenance of TV3-117 and VK-2500 civil helicopter engines.
UEC-Klimov (part of Rostec’s United Engine Corporation) and Vietnamese Helicopter Technical Service Company have signed a distributor agreement on maintenance of TV3-117 and VK-2500 civil helicopter engines.
The companies will support the operation of the engines and main gearboxes in 12 Asian countries. For this purpose, the Center for Integrated Logistics Support will be created in Vũng Tàu (Vietnam) by the end of this year.
Under the agreement, signed in Saint Petersburg on 8th October, Helicopter Technical Service Company, which provides maintenance of Russian built helicopters, will distribute TV3-117 and VK-2500 civil helicopter engines designed by UEC-Klimov in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Australia, India, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
UEC-Klimov will repair power units, supply engines, components, assemblies and spare parts, and train the staff in maintenance of civil engines and VR-12/VR-252 main helicopter gearboxes.
The Vietnamese facility will be established by the end of this year. It will include a center for mid-life repair of civil helicopter engines, a warehouse of spare parts and assemblies, and a representative office of UEC-Klimov. The aviation authorities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are expected to award certification to the Center in December 2018 after completion of pilot repair of one engine.