Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau "Progress". Academician Ivchenko "
Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau "Progress". Academician Ivchenko "

Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau "Progress". Academician Ivchenko "



"Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau" Progress "named after acad. Ivchenko AG "- state-owned enterprise, which is a member state holding Ukroboronprom. In the area of ​​the company includes manufacturing, designing, debugging, testing, production to serial production, certification and naladkagazoturbinnyh engines used in the aircraft industry.

The high level of development of design of aircraft engines of the state enterprise "Ivchenko-Progress" confirmed by certificates Gosudarstvyennoy Aviation Service of Ukraine, Bureau Veritas and Register of Interstate Aviation Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As of the year 2013 aircraft engines developed by the state enterprise "Ivchenko-Progress", on ispolzovyalis 59 types of aircraft and helicopters in 122 the world.

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As of 2012, the total operating time of all engines produced by the plant amounted to more than two million one hundred thousand hours. The history of the 05.05.1945 plant according to the order number 193 of the People's Commissar of the aircraft industry of the Sovestky Union Shahurin AI, at the plant number 478, a pilot design bureau was created to design new and improve earlier already created small and medium-sized aircraft engines for the needs of civil aviation. The chief of the design bureau was a personnel designer of the plant Alexander G. Ivchenko, who became the general designer of this enterprise in 1963.

The foundation of the new experimental design bureau was the experienced specialists of the engine-building plant, who went through an excellent school of development and development of aircraft engines from M-11 to AS-82FN and M-88B. In 1966, the enterprise was renamed into ZMKB (Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau) "Progress". Since 1994, the name of its first head, Academician Ivchenko AG has been added to the name ZMKB "Progress". Let out production Reciprocating engines АИ-26ГР / М-26ГР In 1946 year in the developmental bureau the helicopter motor-drive engine M-26GR with capacity 500 horsepower was created.

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It was the first piston engine in the world with an air cooling system specially designed for helicopters. The engine was given the "AI" index (Ivchenko Alexander) - AI-26GR. The prototype of AI-26GR and its variations: AI-26GRF with the power of 550 horsepower, AI-26GRFL, having the power of 575 horsepower were installed on helicopters B-5, G-4, B-10, B-9, B-11 Bratukhin I PS Yak-100 Yakovleva AS. In total, about 1300 engines were produced for AI-26. Many of the first Soviet serial and experienced helicopters were supplied with helicopter piston motors, which were designed specifically at the Zaporozhye experimental design bureau-478. AI-10 Since 1947 in the experimental design bureau, experimental work began on the manufacture of a light engine AI-10, which has a power of 80 horsepower. (Five-cylinder star of the air-cooling system) for the Yak-20 (training and sports aircraft).

Only two prototypes of the aircraft were built. AI-4V (AI-4G) In 1948, AI-4G is developed, which has the power of 55 horsepower for Ka-10-controlled surveillance and communication helicopters. Engines were produced in small series. AI-14 The unique motor was created in the same year. Its version for the aircraft AI-14R - nine-cylinder star cooling system with air with a reducer and a supercharger with the power of 265 horsepower was set for various variations of Yak-18 and Yak-12. The aircraft had both training and military use, more than twelve thousand of them were serialized in the Soviet Union, China, and Poland.

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Also this engine was installed on An-14 "Bee" (the plane of short landing and take-off). Under the brand M-14 and to date, engines for the AI-14 type are used in the piloting, sports, administrative, light training and educational and agricultural aircraft of the Yakovleva AS experimental design bureau and the design bureau named after. Sukhoi PO, and also used in many countries of the world. Variations of the AI-14V, having the power from 255 to 280 horsepower, were installed on Ka-18 and Ka-15 (multipurpose ship helicopters manufactured by Kamov). In total, 465 helicopters were produced. AI-26V The most fruitful was the cooperation with the design bureau of Milya ML.

In a fairly short time, Mi-1 (a helicopter with AI-26V engine, having the power of 575 horsepower) was developed and tested, developed in 1953 year. The helicopter had more than a dozen variations and it was widely used both in civil and military aviation. It was produced in two countries: Poland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with a total of two thousand seven hundred copies. Gas Turbine Engines TS-12 Since 1953, the experimental design office has been actively developing gas turbine engines. The debut work in this development area was the TC-12 project of a powerful turbo-starter for the turbo-propeller engine NK-12, which was designed at the State Union Experimental Plant number 276 under the direction of Kuznetsov N.D.

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These engines were equipped with passenger aircraft Tu-114 and military aircraft An-22, Tu-126, Tu-95, Tu-142. TV-2T For the purpose of acquiring experience in the design and refinement of gas turbine engines from the experimental design bureau Kuznetsova ND, a TVD-TVN-2F sample and documentation for its construction was submitted. In 1954 on its basis in the design office created a variation of TV-2T with a maximum, which has the power of 6250 horsepower for An-8-P prototype transport aircraft. A pilot batch of seven engines was produced. In 1955, the company developed another variation - TV-2VK, which has the power of 5900 horsepower with a unique reducer for driving the traction and lifting screws of the world's largest Ka-22 rotorcraft designed by Kamov NI.

World records of altitude and flight speeds are installed on this experienced rotary wing. The engines were delivered to the first working copy of Ka-22. AI-20 In 1957, the single-theater TV AI-20 passed successfully state tests. The design of the engine is simple, inexpensive in production and technological with high reliability of operation. This is the first domestic gas turbine engine with such a large resource. For a long time its variations of AI-20 (four series), AI-20 (five series), AI-20M, AI-20K, power from 4000 to 5250 horsepower were successfully used on passenger aircrafts IL-18, An-10, and aircraft of the Air Force - IL-20, An-8, IL-22.

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They still continue to be used on the AN-12, An-32, Be-12, IL-38. During use in the AI-20M reached record TBO 8000 hours designated - 22000 hours. Total produced about fourteen thousand AI-20 all variations. The AI-7 1957 year to pilot the Mi-7 (In-7) specially created TRD with the AI-7 60 kilogram limit traction / Force. At the ends of a two-blade rotor equipped with two engine and propeller spun by means of a jet thrust.

In 1959, work on the construction of the AI-7 stopped because that was all closed in the topic of helicopter-7. The AI-24 1958, the theater has developed AI-24, 2550 having capacity of horsepower., At the base of which was taken of experience in designing theater AI-20 and used progressive method of design simulation. Its variations are operated on the AN-24 (passenger aircraft) and An-26, An-30 (special purpose). Total produced 11 750 such engines. AI-25 Since early 1960-ies Experimental Design Bureau has been developing turbofan engines.

The twin-turbofan AI-25, 1500 has ultimate traction kilogram / force to Yak-40 (passenger aircraft) was built in the year 1965. It was also used in the Polish M-15 (agricultural plane). 6325 engines commercially released. For Czech TCB produced L-39 1973 in was established variation AI-25TL with the utmost traction 1720 kilogram / force. The engine is based on AI-25 turbofan engines with an exhaust pipe lengthened constantly cooled HPT rotor blades and oil system, which makes stable operation of bearings even when the plane is flying inverted.

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