Series production of the new TV7-117V turboprop engine developed by JSC "Klimov" has commenced at the United Engine Corporation (UEC) plant in Russia.
The new engine powers the new Mi-38 helicopter and with modifications can also be used on the IL-114 and IL-112V fixed wing aircraft.
UEC plans to deliver at least 200 engines by 2020.
The Mi-38 initially developed also keeping in mind Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127TS for sale in abroad.
However, since Russia’s Ministry of Defence has emerged as the largest customer for the Mi-38, the helicopter is being offered with a Russian developed and produced engine.