Russian Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney Canada sign contract for powering VRT500 by PW207V engines

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood November 19, 2019 12:08

Russian Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney Canada sign contract for powering VRT500 by PW207V engines

VR-Technologies, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, and Pratt & Whitney signed a contract for fitting the light VRT500 helicopter with gas-turbine PW207V engines.

PW207V is the advanced modification of PW200 family engines with the capacity of up to 700 hp designed for light-class rotorcraft. All in all, over 5 thousand powerplants of this type have been produced by now. They clocked more than 11 mln flight hours. 

Andrey Boginsky, director general of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, said: “PW200 family engines have shown excellent performance as reliable powerplants for helicopters.

Currently they are being operated in more than 80 countries worldwide which should considerably simplify the certification of VRT500 and render its after-sales support more accessible and efficient.  

“Russian Helicopters have a successful experience of cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada and I am sure that VRT500 project shall strengthen the partnership between the companies.”

In order to be installed on VRT500 helicopter PW207V shall be adapted for powering single-engine rotorcraft with corresponding amendment of Type certificate.

VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial rotor scheme and takeoff weight of 1,650 kg. The helicopter features the most spacious transport and cargo cabin in its class with a capacity of up to five passengers and is equipped with the state-of-the-art interactive avionics suite.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood November 19, 2019 12:08