France’s Microturbo to Build Helicopter Engines With Russia’s Rostec

Posted: March 13, 2015 in Econ 101, Sanctions on Russia Meaningless, Technology and Energy, War Is The New Economy

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Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika, Microturbo to Develop New APU

March 13, 2015

Rostec companies Russian Helicopters and Technodinamika, along with France’s Microturbo, have signed a trilateral memorandum on the joint development and production of a new auxiliary power unit (APU), Saphir 15, for the helicopter market. Under the memorandum, Russian Helicopters will become the first potential customer for the new APU. Technodinamika and Microturbo will jointly work to increase the range of potential customers for the Saphir 15 APU among companies in Russia and abroad.

The memorandum was signed by Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO Roman Chernyshev, CEO at Technodinamika Maxim Kuzyuk, and the head of Microturbo Pierre-Yves Morvan.

Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters

The international agreement also covers future joint work to modernize the Saphir 15 auxiliary power unit. The joint product will be Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register (IAC AR) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified. Series production is scheduled to start in 2017. The Saphir 15 will be suitable for virtually all models of Mi- and Ka- helicopters.



Rostec holding joins France’s Microturbo to build helicopter engines
March 12, 2015

Image from the press release of ‘Technodynamics’ group

Despite sanctions, Technodinamika, a new subsidiary of the Russian state technology company Rostec has teamed up with the French gas turbine maker Microturbo to produce helicopter engines.

The two companies have agreed to jointly produce a new auxiliary power unit (APU) for the Russian Saphir 15 helicopter, and look for other international markets for their product.

Technodynamika’s head Maxim Kuzyuk called the agreement a “confirmation of the effective development and consolidation of the business contacts of Technodinamika with its foreign partners, even in the conditions that are challenging for Russian economy.”

“It is important for us to make a statement to the whole world – that we are ready to offer top-level products, that we are ready to compete with the leading world manufacturers,” Kuzyuk said. “We are a modern company with an up-to-date approach to work, which is able to offer comprehensive innovative solutions for the aircraft market.”

The Russian Aircraft equipment group has been rebranded into Technodinamika, and it unites 36 Russian manufacturers that produce parts and accessory for such industries, as oil and gas, transport, and power. It also specializes in the production of aerial vehicles’ systems.



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