Ukrainian aero-engine maker Motor Sich is to begin the licensed manufacture of several of its products in China, based on an agreement the company signed this year with Chinese industry to form the Beijing Skyrizon Aviation Industry Investment Co Ltd, it emerged at Airshow China 2016.
The joint venture will produce a series of engines originally designed by the Ivchenko Design Bureau and produced by Motor Sich; the entities are co-located in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaparozhye.
The outline of the agreement calls for several classes of engines to be assembled at a new plant in Chongching, Sichuan Province, including the D-136, MS-500V and TV3-117VMA-SBM1V turboshaft helicopter engines; the AI-450S general aviation aircraft engine; the D436-148FM and D-18T high-bypass turbofan engines; the D-27 counter-rotating, dual-propeller turboprop engine that was originally designed for the Antonov An-70 programme; and the AI-222 series of military jet engines.
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