Commissioning of an upgraded test bench
The engineering services of SE Ivchenko-Progress completed the commissioning of the modernized test bench No. 13 in the Experimental Research Facility of the enterprise (photo 1-3), and on May 23, 2019, the calibration certificate was issued for the bench.
The bench has been completely refurbished by the company’s own efforts, and is designed for all types of tests of small-sized turboprop engines of the AI-450C family, and primarily for AI-450C-2 and AI-450CP-2 engines. In the future, it is planned to expand the range of engine types that can be tested at bench No. 13.
The commissioning of the modernized bench allows the specialists of SE Ivchenko-Progress to conduct more intensive experimental development work and resource maturation on various models of engines of the AI-450C family, using two benches: modernized bench No. 13 and an open bench OS-2 in parallel. This will ensure better implementation of development work and timely fulfillment of contractual obligations of SE Ivchenko-Progress to customers.