Fri, May 16, 2008
Signs MOU To Develop, Certify Turboshaft Variant
Pratt & Whitney Canada and
Helicopters of Russia signed a memorandum of understanding Friday
to produce the PW127TS engine for Russia's next-generation,
twin-engine medium helicopter MI-38.
Under the agreement with JSC "Helicopters of Russia", JSC "Ufa
Engine Industrial Association" (UMPO) and the Central Institute of
Aviation Motors (CIAM), P&WC will be responsible for developing
a turboshaft version of its PW127 engine, and having it certified
to Transport Canada and Russian standards.
Helicopters of Russia, together with UMPO, will invest in the
development and localization of the PW127TS, which will be
assembled under license by UMPO for the Russian MI-38. The MI-38
will be manufactured by Kazan Helicopters.
"This breakthrough project in Russia is exciting for us, in that
we combine the expertise of world-class aerospace companies to
build this new helicopter engine," said Joseph Torchetti, vice
president, International Business Development, P&WC.
Added Andrey Shibitov, General Director of Helicopters of
Russia, "We are very pleased to be entering into this innovative
arrangement with Pratt & Whitney Canada, which brings together
the outstanding track record and dependability of its engines with
the growing capabilities of Russia's aerospace sector."
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