A regional engine for Il-114 is preparing for flight tests

© RIA Novosti / Anton to Deniability in fotosensibile Il-114. Archival photoA regional engine for Il-114 is preparing for flight tests© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat the image Bank

United engine Corporation (UEC, part of rostec) is preparing for flight testing of turboprop engines TV7-117СТ, which will be equipped with modernized Il-114, said the company.

«United engine-building Corporation is preparing for flight testing of the latest turboprop engine TV7-117СТ, which is created to equip promising light military transport aircraft Il-112V and regional aircraft Il-114-300», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the engine TV7-117СТ (forced modification of the engine TV7-117SM development of JSC «ODK – Klimov») contains advanced technical and design solutions that improve its flight characteristics. This is the TV7-117СТ will become the standard engine Il-114-300 instead of the previously scheduled TV7-117SM.

Currently being prepared for flight tests of the power plant in the composition of the flying laboratory Il-76ЛЛ in LII. M. M. Gromov. Nacelle and engine with the screw already installed on the plane. Bench tests of the engine TV7-117СТ started in September 2016. Currently being a cycle endurance test.

Previously, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and the aviation complex named after S. V. Ilyushin (OJSC Il) signed a Memorandum of understanding under which the engine builders will deliver two power units for Il-114.

The Il-114 is designed for regional traffic. Developed by Ilyushin design Bureau in the Soviet Union. The construction of the machines was organized in 1980-ies on the base of Tashkent aviation production Association named after V. P. Chkalov, where there were about 20 aircraft. On behalf of the President of Russia’s United aircraft Corporation began a program of modernization of the Il-114 with the aim of providing airlines of the Russian Federation machines of all domestic production capacity of about 60 passengers.

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