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 aircraft engines of the state enterprise "Ivchenko-Progress" is confirmed by certificates of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, Bureau Veritas and the register of the Interstate Aviation Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As of 2013, aircraft engines developed by the state enterprise Ivchenko-Progress were used on 59 types of aircraft and helicopters in 122 countries of the world.

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As of 2012, the total operating time of all engines manufactured by the plant exceeded two million one hundred thousand hours. History of the plant 05.05.1945/193/478 in accordance with the order number 1963 of the People's Commissar of the aircraft industry of the Soviet Union Shakhurin A.I., at the plant number XNUMX, an experimental design bureau was established to design new and improve the previously created aircraft engines of small and medium power for the needs of civil aviation. The head of the experimental design bureau was the personnel designer of the plant Ivchenko Alexander Georgievich, who became the general designer of this enterprise in XNUMX.

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 air-cooled piston engine in the world, specially designed for helicopters. The engine was assigned the index "AI" (Alexander Ivchenko) - AI-26GR. A prototype AI-26GR and its variations: AI-26GRF with 550 horsepower, AI-26GRFL with 575 horsepower were installed on the B-5, G-4, B-10, B-9, B-11 Bratukhina I helicopters .P. and Yak-100 Yakovleva A.S. In total, about 1300 motors for the AI-26 were produced. Many of the first Soviet serial and experimental helicopters were equipped with helicopter piston motors, which were designed precisely at the Zaporozhye experimental design bureau-478. AI-10 Since 1947, the experimental design bureau began experimental work on the manufacture of the AI-10 light engine with a capacity 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 the An-14 "Pchelka" (short landing and takeoff aircraft). Under the M-14 brand, engines for the AI-14 type are still used on aerobatic sports, administrative, light training and agricultural aircraft of the A.S. Yakovlev experimental design bureau and the A.S. Yakovlev experimental design bureau. Dry P.O., and are also used in many countries of the world. Variations of the AI-14V, with a capacity of 255 to 280 horsepower, were installed on the Ka-18 and Ka-15 (multi-purpose shipborne helicopters produced by Kamov). A total of 465 helicopters were produced. AI-26V The most fruitful cooperation was with the Mil M.L. design bureau.

In a fairly short time, the Mi-1 was created and tested (a helicopter with an AI-26V engine with a power of 575 horsepower), developed in 1953. The helicopter had more than a dozen variations and was widely used in both civil and military aviation. Produced in two countries: Poland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in a total of two thousand seven hundred copies. Gas turbine engines TS-12 Since 1953, the experimental design bureau began to actively create gas turbine engines. The debut work in this area of ​​development was the TS-12 project of a powerful turbo starter for the theater (turboprop engine) NK-12, which was designed at the State Union Experimental Plant No. 276 under the leadership of N. D. Kuznetsov.

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These engines were used to power Tu-114 passenger aircraft and An-22, Tu-126, Tu-95, Tu-142 military aircraft. TV-2T In order to gain experience in the design and development of gas turbine engines from the experimental design bureau of N.D. Kuznetsov, a TV-2F TVD model and documentation for its construction were transferred. In 1954, on its basis, the experimental design bureau created a TV-2T variation with a maximum power of 6250 horsepower for the An-8-P prototype transport aircraft. A pilot batch of seven engines was produced. In 1955, the enterprise developed another variation - TV-2VK, which has a power of 5900 horsepower with a unique gearbox for driving traction and lifting screws of the world's largest Ka-22 rotorcraft designed by N.I. Kamov.

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.

Contacts of KB "Progress":


69068, Zaporozhye,
ul.Ivanova, 2

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тел.: +38(0612) 65-03-27

факс: +38(0612) 65-46-97

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