Blade fabrication technique from ring forgings

Mastering the technique of making blades from ring forgings reduced significantly equipment design and manufacturing costs compared to blades from single blanks. Blade roots were formed on the Weiler E150 turn-mill center in a ring which was then erosion-cutted into separated blade blanks and machined on the Starrag milling machine. […]

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Acceptance testing of the first AI-450CP-2 engine

In January 2019, the first AI-450CP-2 engine, slated for delivery, was assembled and passed the acceptance tests at SE Ivchenko-Progress. The AI-450CP-2 turboprop engine, with a maximum take-off power of up to 750 h.p., is a modification of the AI-450C-2 engine, developed for an aerobatic aircraft using with the use […]

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