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 aircraft design 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-owned Ivchenko-Progress enterprise were used on 59 types of airplanes and helicopters in 122 countries of the world.

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As of 2012 year, 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 Soviet Union Shahurin AI Aviation Industry at the 478 plant number was established an experimental design bureau for designing new and improving the previously developed aircraft engines of small and medium power for civil aviation. The head of the experimental design bureau was taken as the personnel designer of the plant Ivchenko Alexander Georgievich, who became the general designer of this enterprise in 1963 year.

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 reciprocating engine in the world with an air-cooled system designed specifically for helicopters. The engine was assigned an AI index (Alexander Ivchenko) - AI-26GR. Prototype AI-26GR and its variations: AI-26GRF with horsepower 550, AI-26GRFL, having horsepower 575 installed on B-5, G-4, B-10, B-9, B-11, B-100, B-1300 helicopters .Pi Yak-26 A. S. Yakovlev. A total of about 478 engines for AI-10 were produced. Many of the first Soviet serial and experienced helicopters were supplied with piston-piston motors, which were designed specifically at the Zaporozhye experimental design bureau-1947. AI-10 From 80, the experimental design bureau began experimental work on the manufacture of an AI-20 light engine with horsepower XNUMX. (five cylinder star air cooling system) for the Yak-XNUMX (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 "Bee" (aircraft short landing and take-off). Under the M-14 brand to this day, engines for the AI-14 type are used on flight-sporting, administrative, light training, training and agricultural aircraft of the experimental design bureau named after AS Yakovlev and experimental design bureau for them. Sukhoi P. O., and also used in many countries around the world. Variations of AI-14В, having power from 255 to 280, were installed on Ka-18 and Ka-15 (Kamov multi-purpose ship-based helicopters). A total of 465 helicopters were produced. AI-26V The most fruitful was the cooperation with the design office Mil M.L.L.

The Mi-1 (a helicopter with an AI-26В engine having the power of 575 horsepower) developed in the 1953 year was created and tested in a fairly short time. 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 totaling two thousand seven hundred copies. Gas turbine engines TC-12 Since 1953, the experimental and design bureau has been actively developing gas turbine engines. The debut work in this area of ​​development was the TC-12 project of a powerful turbo starter for the theater of operations (turboprop engine) NK-12, which was designed at the State Union Experimental Plant number 276 under the guidance of N. Kuznetsov.

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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 In order to gain experience in the design and fine-tuning of gas turbine engines, a sample TVD TV-2F and documentation for its construction was transferred from the experimental design bureau Kuznetsova N. D. In 1954, a variation of TV-2T with a maximum, having horsepower 6250 for the An-8-P prototype of a transport aircraft, was created on the basis of it in the experimental design bureau. Produced an experimental batch of seven engines. In the 1955, the company developed another variation - TV-2ВК, having 5900 horsepower with a unique gearbox to drive the largest Ka-22 rotor-wing propeller and lifting screws in the world. I.I.

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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