24 Mei 2019
Klimov VK-2500 engine (photo : Sputnik)
TSAMTO – The Center for Integrated Logistics Support (ILP) for the repair of helicopter engines of ODK-Klimov JSC (part of the Rosk GOK ODS) in the Vietnamese city of Vung Tau, carried out a refurbishment of already five engines.
Earlier this year, the Aviation Administration of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam certified the new center. It is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and units for the repair of engines developed by the JDC-Klimov.
The average repair of engines such as TV3-117 and VK-2500, which are in operation in Vietnam, is performed by specialists of the JDC-Klimov. The Russian side supplies parts and assemblies, spare parts, trains personnel to maintain engines and main gearboxes.
Klimov TV3-117 engine (photo : Sputnik)
The Vietnamese side provided support staff to accompany the work. Vietnamese specialists have already received ODK-Klimov certificates on successful familiarization with the process of medium engine repair. With their help, the forces of the Russian employees successfully carried out a pilot repair of the first TV3-117VM ser.02 engine for the Mi-17-1V helicopter, which is in service in Vietnamese civil aviation for passenger traffic. The engine received damage due to a foreign object.
In October 2018, ODK-Klimov, JSC and the Vietnamese company Helicopter Technical Service Company signed a distribution agreement for the maintenance of engines. Helicopter Technical Service Company, on the territory of which the ILP center is located, is engaged in servicing Russian-made helicopters. It serves as a distributor of engines such as TV3-117 and VK-2500.