Helicopter Engines

Klimov VK-2500

The VK-2500 series is an upgrade of the TV3-117VMA.
VK-2500-I - 1500/2000 shp
VK-2500-II - 1500/2200 shp
VK-2500-III - 1750/2400 shp

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SHP: 2200
Type: Turboshaft


Russian Helicopters at SPIEF 2019, 11-Jun-19 : #SPIEF Russian Helicopters gain financial support from Novikombank at the XXIII St Petersburg International Economic Forum, SPIEF 2019, for continuing development of PD-14 and VK-2500 engines and civilian helicopters

Russian Helicopter Engines Repair Center in Vietnam, 29-Apr-19 : Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) Klimov opened an helicopter engines repair center in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam for medium repairs of TV3-117 and VK-2500 engines operated by the country’ Mi-17

Mi-171 with VK-2500-03 Engine Certified in China, 07-Apr-19 : #VK2500 Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) granted certification to the Mi-171 with Klimov VK-2500-03 engines. Special suited for cargo and firefighting demonstrated taking 3.5 tons bambi bucket at an altitude of 3,000 meters ~ 9,800 feet

Russian VK-2500 Engines to be Certified in China, 10-Apr-18 : United Engine Corporation (UEC) Klimov, part of Russian state corporation Rostec, is validating VK-2500 turboshaft engines in China. Used in newest Mi-17/171 variants

Russia Completed Flight Tests of Mi-171Е2, 07-Feb-18 : Singapore Airshow 2018 The latest variant of the Mi-17 is equipped with “high-altitude” engines VK-2500PS-03 with increased power and FADEC digital control system and a new rotor system. Will still be exported as “Mi-171Е”

Mi-171A2 First Prototype Maiden Flight, 25-Nov-14 : The first prototype of the Mi-171A2 helicopter launched flight tests using the KBO-17 avionics suite and the new VK-2500PS-03 engines at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

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Mil Mi-171E
Mil Mi-171A2