United Engine Corporation (UEC) logistics support center in Vietnam has completed repair works of five Mi-17 helicopter engines.
The new center, certified this year by the aeronautical authorities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and assembly units for repairing engines developed by UEC-Klimov.
The intermediate level maintenance and repair of engines as TV3-117 and VK-2500, which are operated in Vietnam, is carried out by specialists from UEC-Klimov, UEC said in a statement on May 21.
The Russian side supplies parts and assemblies, spare parts, trains personnel to maintain engines and main gearboxes. Vietnam provided supporting staff to accompany the maintenance works.
Pilot repair of the first TV3-117VM series 02 engine for the Mi-17-1V helicopter was undertaken. The helicopter in service in Vietnamese civil aviation for passenger traffic suffered damage due to intrusion of a foreign object.
The UEC-Klimov company and the Vietnamese company Helicopter Technical Service Company signed a distribution agreement for the maintenance of engines in October of last year. Helicopter Technical Service Company, on the territory of which the integrated logistic support center is located, is engaged in servicing Russian-made helicopters. It serves as a distributor of TV3-117 and VK-2500 engines.