Hudson, Mass.-based Test Devices has sold approximately $17 million worth of jet engine test equipment to Russia and China. The company delivered two test facilities to the Central Institute for Aviation Motors (CIAM) in Russia. One rig performs low-cycle fatigue testing (LCF) and the other conducts dynamic spin testing. The equipment can perform production pre-spin, proof testing, overspeed to burst, and complex LCF and HCF testing.
Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors development
Pratt & Whitney Canada and Helicopters of Russia last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Moscow to produce the PW127TS engine for Russia’s new generation, twin-engine Mi-38 helicopter.