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Sikorsky Aircraft abandoned the engine production "Motor Sich"


The company "Motor Sich" has not yet been able to agree with the global manufacturer of helicopters Sikorsky Aircraft. The latter notified Motor Sich that its engine was not suitable for S-61N helicopters. However, Sikorsky Aircraft was not told whether this means that negotiations with the Ukrainian company would stop. At the same time, Motor Sich states that they will continue to work on the refinement and improvement of their engine, since it is in demand in Ukraine.

American Sikorsky Aircraft concluded that the TV3-117ВМА-СБМ1В engine produced by Zaporozhye Motor Sich is not suitable for S-61N helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft external communications director Paul Jackson said. "We have carefully studied the situation, studied the engine and found that for technical reasons it is not suitable for the S-61N helicopter. We have notified the Ukrainian manufacturer of this," he added. To the clarifying question of whether this means that negotiations with Motor Sich are no longer being conducted, Mr. Jackson refused to answer.

About negotiations with Sikorsky Aircraft became known last week from the words of the head of the board of directors of Motor Sich, Vyacheslav Boguslaev. He said that the parties had already held several meetings, and representatives of the American company themselves turned to the Ukrainian manufacturer. "The S-61 helicopter is slightly smaller than the Mi-17, it has an engine (T58-GE-10.-" Ъ ") manufactured by General Electric with 1,4 khs. However, it cannot be operated in conditions of extreme heat, for example with 50 ° C, so the company turned to us, "- said Mr. Boguslaev.

Last Friday, Vyacheslav Boguslaev refused to comment on the message of Sikorsky Aircraft: "All the comments then, no need to frighten anyone now." According to Anatoly Malysh, head of the Supervisory Board of Motor Sich, the companies did not have a protocol of intent. “At the Helirussia exhibition (the exhibition of the helicopter industry, held in May of this year.“ Kommersant ”), Vyacheslav Boguslaev and Sergey Sikorsky talked (the son of the founder of Sikorsky Aircraft.-“ Kommersant ”). "- said Mr. Kid. Motor Sich did not specify whether the company received a notification from Sikorsky Aircraft. “Maybe then our conversation with Sikorsky will continue. In any case, our work continues. This engine is needed by the Ukrainian and Russian helicopter industries,” said Anatoly Malysh.

Last week, Mr. Boguslaev spoke about the need to finalize the engine for the Americans. He explained that the engine from one helicopter in any case can not immediately come up for a completely different model. Therefore, the company planned to show Sikorsky a modified TV3-117ВМА-СБМ1В engine of the 4Е series by the following year (see "Kommersant" from July 25). The potential income of Motor Sich from a possible contract with Sikorsky was estimated at 1,4 by UAH billion. The cost of one engine is 4,5 million UAH.

Ivan Kharchuk, a senior analyst at Troika Dialog Ukraine, suggests that Sikorsky could have abandoned Motor Sich engines not only for technical reasons. “There is also a political aspect: NATO only in a hopeless situation, as it did with Volga-Dnepr and Antonov Airlines (companies won the SALIS Alliance tender for Kommersant), buys equipment from the countries of the former USSR” - states Mr. Kharchuk.

Motor Sich needs to look for markets for this engine, says Alexey Andreichenko, a senior analyst at ART-Capital. Now Motor Sich uses TV3-117ВМА-СБМ1В as part of the modernization of the Mi-8 helicopters (and the military version of the Mi-17) in Ukraine. There are more than 5 thousand in total of such helicopters in the world. "Volumes in Ukraine are small. But other countries could buy Ukrainian engines with improved performance and capabilities, and thereby extend the life of their helicopters," says Mr. Andreichenko.
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  1. dreamer
    dreamer 31 July 2012 11: 32
    Well, hello. Once again I am convinced that officials from Ukraine should be trusted, taking into account the upcoming elections. After all, it was declared, as already about the completed agreement winked
    1. vsil1
      vsil1 31 July 2012 11: 59
      Well, yes, how much was the scream and left zilch
    2. VAF
      VAF 31 July 2012 12: 06
      Quote: dreamer
      After all, it was declared, as already about the completed agreement

      Lyosha, greetings, +! And what do you want, the "school" of training "management" is one, "related", what they have, what we have ... the main thing ... "declare", and then ... then!

      But the Ukrainians have a good motor, there is no way to take it away !!! drinks
    3. haron
      haron 31 July 2012 22: 36
      Well, rather, the agreement was that Sikorsky would allow himself to take a look at the Sichi engine engine ..... and there it is already the second thing.
  2. ughhh
    ughhh 31 July 2012 11: 35
    why is this news here?
    1. Svistoplyaskov
      Svistoplyaskov 31 July 2012 11: 45
      Quote: ughhh
      why is this news here?

      For example, I didn’t know that the Yankees want to buy Zaporizhzhya engines!
      With all due respect to our Ukrainian brothers, I could not even imagine such a thing!
    2. urzul
      urzul 31 July 2012 11: 49
      Why is this !?
      Recently there was news that they want to install engines from MOTOR SICH on Russian UAVs, so all of our management was immediately called DEFECTIVE.
      And then it turns out that their products are of many interests.
  3. Jeen
    Jeen 31 July 2012 13: 05
    It can not be in any other way. Motor Sich, like the vast majority of Ukrainian industries, are fragments of the imperial national economic complex of the crumbling USSR. There, by and large, they remained, in the 80s of the last century, in the 4th technological structure
    It is obvious that for the most advanced technological civilization of the planet, confidently mastering the 6th technical storage, the products of previous generations of technical thought can be of interest only as scrap metal.
    It’s the same as trying to persuade General Motors to buy starter Z-pens now or offer Intel the supply of MP-41 transistors with wagon rates
  4. Uncle
    Uncle 31 July 2012 20: 07
    I don’t know what quality the aircraft engines have at Motor Sich, but the boat ones are like the Chinese ones.
    1. urich
      urich 31 July 2012 21: 59
      The quality is not worse than the American one, otherwise the Americans would not even talk about this topic! If you still do not know, in November 2011, Motor Sich PJSC and Russian Helicopters signed a five-year contract for 1,5 billion dollars, according to which the Zaporozhye company will annually supply to Russia up to 270 engines for Ka-31, Ka -32, Mi-17, Mi-8 MTV, Mi-24, Mi-28. Continue to continue?
  5. Gromila555
    Gromila555 31 July 2012 20: 56
    When a teacher was studying at the institute (he worked there before the collapse) he said that such turbines are still (by characteristics) only made by Rolls-Roys. The turbines are already very good - at least kill the technology - I don’t remember. Under the Soviet Union, they also did turbines for the Navy.