International Projects


Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the AMBEC project under the EU Framework Programme HORIZON 2020


AMBEC(Advanced Modelling Methodology for Bearing Chamber in Hot Environment) is one of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative Programme objectives, which is organized and funded by the European Commission and the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking.

The research and innovation project is participated by 5 undertakings and organizations from 2 countries, amongst them 4 from Ukraine. Duration of project 36 months. Start of project 1 May 2018, completion 30 April 2021. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project will be extended to 30 April 2022.


The AMBEC project aims to develop reliable experimentally validated advanced CFD simulation methodology able to calculate heat transfer coefficients and fluid distribution in different zones of bearing chamber (of the turbine).

Expected outputs will feed the development of LP spool bearing chamber for UHPE Demonstrator for short/medium range aircraft. Application of AMBEC methodology for aircraft engine design will ensure less oil flow rate, which will lead to reduction of power consumption by oil pumps and thus overall fuel savings. This will contribute to reduction of the costs of air transportation, and decrease in emissions of CO2 and NOx from operating engines.

The developed methodology can be used in the design process of bearing chambers for aircraft engines, thus making the design and development of bearing chambers less labor-expensive and consequently reducing the cost of work, and the aircraft engine production costs as a whole.

This will give European aeronautical industry an opportunity to better compete at global market and will contribute to greening of the EU aeronautics.

Role of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

  • The design of the test bench and test bench systems.
  • The support of the manufacture of test bench.
  • The assembly of the test bench.
  • Execution of tests for air-oil mixture flow distribution and heat transfer in the bearing chamber. The planned test schedule is from 1 April 2021 to 28 February 2022.
  • Interpretation of test results to prove the methodology.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

  • Definition of the concept of test installation and test bench, test bench systems, required test and measuring equipment.
  • The design of the test installation and related systems of the test bench, such as pneumatic and oil systems, heating and cooling systems, drive systems, controls, test and measuring equipment able to measure the test parameters defined in the test matrix.
  • Execution of test work in accordance with the test matrix to calculate heat transfer and the dynamics of fluid in the bearing chamber.
  • Analysis and comparison of test data and CFD-simulation forecasts to achieve a complete understanding of physical phenomena in the bearing chamber.

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Участь Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the PARE project under the EU Framework Programme HORIZON 2020

PARE (Perspectives for the Aeronautical Research in Europe) project was aimed at coordinating and supporting activities.

The project was participated by 15 undertakings and organizations from 10 countries, amongst them 2 from Ukraine. Duration of project 36 months. Start of project 1 October 2017, completion 30 September 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was extended to 31 December 2020.


The overall goal of PARE was to trigger collaboration between European stakeholders to promote the achievement of the Flightpath 2050 (Europe’s vision for aeronautics) goals set by ACARE (Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe), by providing and implementing a reliable methodology that assesses the progress, gaps and barriers and proposes suitable measures to close the remaining gap. Along its 3 years of implementation, PARE created 3 yearly reports on the perspectives for aeronautical research in Europe covering the progress of 23 Flightpath 2050 goals and related issues like innovative technologies, new materials from other industries, the attraction of young talents and the participation of women in aerospace, and generated recommendations for ACARE in accordance with the performed research work of the project.

Role of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

Management of the project consortium work related to the analysis and progress of work within the frame of the ACARE Programme on energy and environment.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE achieved in the project:

  • Retrieval and analysis of the scientific and technical information on indices of hazardous emissions and noise generated by aircraft engines from top aircraft engine manufacturers, and methods to reduce them. Created the database of indices and methods.
  • Selection of the system of indices and parameters for comparative assessment and prediction of indices of hazardous emissions and noise from aircraft engines.
  • Establishment of the methodology for the researches of statuses of the projects and initiatives in the field of ecological characteristics of aeronautics products in accordance with World programme’s goals.
  • Analysis of scientific programmes aimed at researching methods to reduce hazardous emissions and noise from aircraft engines.
  • Drawing of trend to forecast the hazardous emissions and noise rates generated by aircraft engines from top aircraft engine manufacturers worldwide for 2025 and 2050.
  • Execution of research aimed at proving the development of a new MMA mid-market aircraft with a passenger capacity of 220-280 seats by Boeing: the analysis of this segment’s aircraft fleet, their life-cycles, fuel consumption, orders and deliveries, etc.
  • Assessment of the possibility that a new engine with a fuel consumption reduced by 25% for the MMA aircraft will be developed by top engine manufacturers.

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Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the AERO-UA project under the EU Framework Programme HORIZON 2020

AERO-UA (Strategic and Targeted Support for Europe-Ukraine Collaboration in Aeronautics Research)

Project was aimed at coordinating and supporting activities. It was participated by 9 undertakings and organizations from 5 countries, amongst them 5 from Ukraine. Duration of project 36 months. Start of project 12 October 2016, completion – 31 October 2019.

The overall aim of the AERO-UA project was to stimulate aeronautics research collaboration between the EU and Ukraine through strategic and targeted support. AERO-UA was focused solely on Ukraine, because the country has a huge aerospace potential but comparatively low level of international collaboration in this sphere.

Goals of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

Establishment and extension of scientific and practical relationship between Ukraine and the EU countries in the field of aeronautical research.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE achieved in the project:

  • Optimization of the compressor turbine rotor blade cooling system based on the AI-450M turboshaft engine.
  • Development of the feasibility study of the engine failure control system based on the D-436-148FM turbofan engine for the test benches of Ivchenko-Progress SE.
  • Rise of awareness of partners from the EU about the activities and capabilities of Ivchenko-Progress SE by dissemination of the information via catalogues, participation in joint pilot projects, exhibitions (Aeromart Toulouse 2018) and conferences (9th EASN International Conference European Aeronautics Science Network, Athens, Greece -2019) under the aegis of the project.
  • Organization of the international information and networking event in Zaporozhia on April 24 25, 2019. Within the frame of the event, factory tours of Ivchenko-Progress SE and JSC MotorSich were organized, with the possibility of getting acquainted with products and services of the companies.

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Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the OXIGEN project under the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7).

OXIGEN (Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Materials for the Additive Manufacture of High Temperature Components in Power Generation)

Collaborative project was participated by 11 undertakings and organizations from 6 countries, amongst them 1 from Ukraine and 1 from Bielorussia. Duration of project 48 months. Start of project 1 February 2013, completion 31 January 2017.


Gas turbines are the most advanced equipment used today in the power generation and provide the most efficient method of generating electricity. It is known that with the rise in turbine inlet temperature, the productivity in generation increases significantly. The efficiency of simple cycle gas turbine is presently about 40%, that of a closed cycle gas turbine reaches 60%.

Today, in the global market of gas turbine drives for power generation plants, the main parts and components, especially, of the compressor section, are traditionally manufactured of titanium and steel alloys, their stress-strain properties are maximally used and have reached their limit. With the introduction of increasingly stringent requirements by power generation plant operators for reliability, efficiency, weight, service life, maintenance cost, etc., the consumer-oriented characteristics of the whole plant and its parts do not suit the current level and require new materials. The oxide-dispersion-strengthened (ODS) alloys developed in this project, should make it possible to significantly impact the situation.

Role of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

  • Determination of the Requirement Specification for the laser sintering production of objects of research; to provide the testing of prototypes on the in-house developed test benches.
  • The first object of research is a compressor centrifugal wheel. In order to demonstrate the performance improvement of the compressor centrifugal wheel of the Ivchenko-Progress SE’ in-house developed gas turbine drive, a decision was taken to manufacture the wheel from the ODS titanium-aluminum alloy. The change of the centrifugal wheel material allowed to improve the compressor efficiency by ~3%, and reduce specific fuel consumption of the engine by ~1%. Moreover, the reduction in weight of the centrifugal wheel because of the refusal from the steel alloy and switch to the the ODS Ti-Al alloy allowed to increase the capacity of the whole plant.
  • The second object of research was the turbine stage 4 rotor blade of the gas turbine drive. When the gas turbine drive runs, the turbine rotor blades are subjected to a wide range of loads. They are exposed to static, dynamic and cyclic loads, cyclic thermal stresses, run in aggressive gas environment at high temperatures and undergo gas corrosion. To create turbines with optimum weight characteristics, there is a need to use new alloys for LP turbine rotor blades, thus reducing the contour load to the turbine disc. During the design of blades, the development of intermetallic casting Ti – Al alloys is of great interest.
  • Study of the manufacture of intermetallic parts by laser sintering. This is a new, insufficiently studied technology, therefore, a range of work is required to study this technology with respect to gas turbine drive parts.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE achieved in the project:

  • Determination of the Requirement Specification for stress-strain properties of new ODS alloy, and new configuration of demonstrators (of centrifugal wheel, turbine rotor blade).
  • Execution of the 3D geometry simulation of the demonstrators.
  • Execution of the gas-dynamic and strength predictions.
  • Execution of the machining of surface of the demonstrators.
  • Execution of the testing of the demonstrators on the test bench under desired conditions.
  • Publication of the report on validation outputs of the demonstrators, and submitted to the European Commission.

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Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the ESPOSA project under the European 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

ESPOSA(Efficient Systems and Propulsion for Small Aircraft)

Collaborative project was participated by 41 undertakings and organizations from 15 countries, amongst them 2 from Ukraine and 1 from Russia. Duration of project – 48 months. Start of project 1 October 2011, completion 31 September 2015 (deadline was extended to 11 March 2016).


The ESPOSA project aimed to develop new key components for small turbine engines up to 1000 kW and efficient production technologies for those components. The project involved the development of advanced electronic engine management systems that increase the total efficiency of propulsion systems, improve safety, and reduce the workload on pilots during the flight. New engine systems, and technologies developed under the ESPOSA project should eventually reduce direct operating costs (DOC) by 10-14%. Another objective was to provide affordable turbine power units for the manufacturers of small aircraft and helicopters.

Role of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

Management of the sub-project on the development of optimum components for the advanced base engine (BE1 / BE2) and base engine No. 2 (BE2 / BE2 +) of 400 … 470 kW (540 … 630 hp); the improvement of the mathematical modeling of gas-turbine engine, and the validation of the BE2 + engine demonstrator on the test bench.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE achieved in the project:

  • Determination of the Requirement Specification and execution of the thermodynamic optimization of the BE2/BE2+ engine in the aircraft engine propeller system.
  • Development of the draft of Requirement Specification for BE2 engine components and systems, and the draft of BE2/BE2+ engine control laws.
  • Determination of optimum solution for the HP compressor design.
  • Execution of the research on the optimization of the design of an advanced, high efficiency, cooled, small size turbine.
  • Construction of the dynamic model of advanced high-efficiency turbo-machine.
  • Determination of technical specifications on the coatings for turbine, compressor, combustion chamber parts, shaft seats for bearings; the execution of the evaluation of the demonstrators after laboratory tests in terms of quality and characteristics of the coatings in real operating conditions; the provision of comprehensive testing and evaluation of the BE2 + engine on the test bench; the execution of the verification of mathematical model of the BE2 / BE2 + engine based on test results.
  • Execution of the conclusion about the possibility of installation of the BE2 / BE2 + engines on small, 19-seat, general aeronautics aircraft.

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Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the AERO-UKRAINE project under the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7).

AERO-UKRAINE «Stimulating Ukraine-EU aeronautical research cooperation, promoting the integration of the Ukrainian aeronautics sector into European structures».

The project was participated by 7 undertakings and organizations from 4-х countries, amongst them 4 from Ukraine.
Duration of project: 24+6 months. Start of project 01 April 2009, completion 31 March 2011.


The object of research is the potentials for participation of the Ukraine’s top undertakings and universities in research projects under the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7) in the field of aeronautics.
The main objective of the project is to promote scientific cooperation between the EU and Ukrainian aeronautics organizations.

Role of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

  • Evaluation of the potential for cooperation in research with the EU and the European aeronautics networks that exists for Ukrainian aeronautics organizations.
  • Drawing of the map of aeronautics organizations in Ukraine.
  • Participation in the activities to put together «The White Book” on aeronautics R&D in Ukraine.
  • To give support in the design of the AERO-UKRAINE web portal, its realization and further support.
  • Hosting of the aeronautics event (workshop) in Zaporozhye.
  • Participation in the aeronautics events in Ukraine (Kharkov, Kiev) and in the EU (presentation of its activities in the AERO-UKRAINE project, and aeronautical research in the European Aeronautics Days in Madrid.
  • Participation in setting up the national contact point (NCP) for aeronautics in Ukraine.
  • Provision of information support to the Ukrainian aeronautics actors for their inclusion in the consortia involved in the preparation of research proposals under the FP7 Programme.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE achieved in the project:

  • Publication of the ‘Ukrainian aeronautics. R&T Report – 2010’ on the capabilities of the Ukrainian aeronautics sector, with the description of Ukraine’s main aeronautics actors, the aeronautics sector analysis, the overview of trends in the national aeronautical research and technology sector, current and future prospects for aeronautics in Ukraine, Ukraine’s participation in international aeronautics projects, the comparison of the EU’s and Ukraine’s priorities in the field of aeronautical research, and recommendation for future research cooperation.
  • Compilation of the ‘Ukrainian aeronautics. R&T. Group Brochure’ with the description of the main directions of activities and possibilities of Ukrainian aeronautics actors.
  • Organization and hosting of a range of aeronautics events under the project in Ukraine, amongst them the workshop on achievements by Ivchenko-Progress SE (on 5 October 2010).
  • Compilation of the recommendations to support the participation of Ukrainian actors in the FP7-AAT Programme (AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT).
  • Compilation of the proposal to support setting up the National Contact Point (NCP) for aeronautics in Ukraine under the FP7 Programme.

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Cеминар в рамках проекта АЭРО-УКРАИНА 5 го октября 2010 года на ГП «Ивченко Прогресс»


Participation of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the CESAR international project under the 6th EU Framework Programme (FP6).

CESAR (Cost-Effective Small Aircraft).

Collaborative project was participated by 40 undertakings and organizations from 13 countries, amongst them from Ukraine. Duration of project 36+6 months. Start of project 1 September.2006, completion 31.08.2009 (the deadline extended to 1 February 2010).


CESAR focuses on small-size commercial aircraft providing manufacturers with an enhanced ability needed to become fully competitive in the world market. The objective was to build up a new development concept for this aircraft category and to improve selected technologies enabling a significant reduction of the time-to-market and lowering the overall development, operation and maintenance costs, while considering safety, passenger comfort and environmental impact. The CESAR aspired to provide technologies and knowledge for advanced wing, competitive and environmentally acceptable propulsion unit and new technologies for selected aircraft systems to reduce aircraft operating costs and improve safety.

Role of Ivchenko – Progress SE in the project:

Ivchenko – Progress SE was responsible for the development of an integrated propulsion unit for small aircraft concept, namely, the design of an improved turboprop engine. The developed components included the optimization of the thermodynamic cycle and mathematical model of the engine, a small-size centrifugal compressor, strength and dynamic analysis of high-speed turbo-machines, a cooled small-size turbine, an advanced transmission (reduction gear). Moreover, Ivchenko – Progress SE participated in the development of the integrated control system of propulsion unit and the integrated diagnostics of technical condition, and on-condition maintenance systems.

Objectives of Ivchenko – Progress SE achieved in the project:

The Ivchenko – Progress SE’ main objective was to develop technologies necessary for integrated propulsion systems with a shaft power of 200…400 kW (270..550 pc), which are maximum acceptable for small aircraft. In this connection, the following sub-objectives were executed:

  • Reduction of weight of the propulsion unit by approx. 6-8% due to application of innovative design and integrated control system of the propulsion unit.
  • Reduction of specific fuel consumption by 2-3% due to increase in efficiency of engine structural components.
  • Reduction of dimensions of the propulsion unit.
  • Increase by 10-15% in service life of the engine and its systems.
  • Reduction of maintenance costs by 7 9%.
  • Provision of operational reliability of the engine and its systems, and improvement of flight operation safety.

Thus, the developed design (concept) and technologies required for a modern turboprop engine and its systems, reduce the aircraft operating costs and enhance the competitiveness of the consortium partners in the aviation market.

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