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China has improved the turbo-shaft overhaul life


Zhongguo Hankong Bao, Corporate Edition of China Corporation aviation On August 16, AVIC announced that “the other day, China National South Aviation Industry Corp. successfully completed the resource tests of a certain engine. " The message indicates that the engine, which underwent the first overhaul, successfully worked for 300 hours, which indicates that the company "has the ability to overhaul the engines of this type," which will allow "creating a new point of economic growth for the company."

The report indicates that the company has planned for the current year four life tests of this type of engine, of which two have already been conducted.

China National South Aviation Industry Corp. (Zhuzhou, Hunan), formerly known as the Zhuzhou Aviation Engine Plant or the South Motive Power and Machinery Complex, is a major Chinese manufacturer of turboshaft aircraft engines. The most important product of the company are the engines WZ-8, licensed versions of Turbomeca Arriel, which survived many modifications in the PRC. The company also manufactures WJ-6 turboprop engines (similar to AI-20) used on Y-8 family transport planes, piston engines of various types and a wide range of civilian products.

In 2009, the company, after long efforts, was able to launch the WZ-9 engine, designed to equip the WZ-10 combat helicopters. The launch of the engine in the series was repeatedly delayed, and the establishment of its mass production faced difficulties. Since the message “Zhongguo Hankun Bao” does not indicate the type of engine, it can be assumed that the company took over the repair of its new engine WZ-9, since the corresponding work at military repair plants is facing difficulties. Other types of engines produced by the company have been used in the Air Force for a long time.

Another possible explanation is the development in Zhuzhou of the overhaul of one of the types of imported helicopter engines. In any case, the company intends to develop a new business line for itself - the repair of aircraft engines.
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  1. S-200
    S-200 21 August 2013 10: 27
    A serious dragonfly in the photo ... good
    developed with the participation of our specialists from KB "Kamov"
    1. svp67
      svp67 21 August 2013 10: 43
      It seems to me - with the participation of "Chinese specialists" in Eurocopter, as this machine is very similar to this
      1. patsantre
        patsantre 21 August 2013 14: 56
        More with Apache.
  2. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 21 August 2013 10: 36
    Is this probably an analogue of the Mi 28?
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 21 August 2013 17: 09
      Quote: slavik_gross
      Is this probably an analogue of the Mi 28?

      What do you mean by analogue? By use? If so, then the Mi-28 is an analogue of all early-launch attack helicopters. By design? That Mi-28 is far from original, the obvious result of copying the AH-64A, especially the tail rotor design. Those. by design, it is an analogue for practically all attack helicopters ...
  3. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 21 August 2013 10: 42
    Is this probably an analogue of the Mi 28?
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 21 August 2013 14: 57
      It depends on what to put into the concept of the word "analog".
  4. darksoul
    darksoul 21 August 2013 21: 00
    sadly ... if they come to our level on engines this is complete sadness .....