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Technodinamika designs shock-resistant helicopter fuel system


Technodinamika (Russia) Holding of Rostec designed the first Russian shock-resistant fuel system for helicopters. It prevents fuel leaks during emergency landing and minimizes fire risks. Ka-226T will be the first helicopter to get the system. The design can be used in military and civilian helicopters, Rostec said.


Technodinamika designs shock resistant helicopter fuel system Kamov Ka-226T at the MAKS 2009 International Aviation and Space Salon (Picture source: Нирваньчик )


Technodinamika will hand over a prototype for tests by Ka-226T producer in the end of 2020. At present, it is finalizing together with Crystal Design Bureau the documentation for Ka-226T fuel system.

It uses soft fuel tanks which do not break down during an emergency landing. Shock-resistant valves and fittings were designed to ensure that pipes and units remain hermetic.

“The operability of the shock-resistant fuel system was confirmed by a fall from 15.2 meters. The tanks sustained the shock and there were no leaks,” Technodinamika CEO Igor Nasenkov said.

“The system can be used in military and civilian helicopters, such as Ka-62, Ansat, Mi-171A3, Minoga. I am sure that Technodinamika design will decrease the dependence of domestic aircraft industry on imported components of fuel systems and take domestic helicopter construction to the global competitive level,” he added.


Technodinamika designs shock resistant helicopter fuel system 02 Ka-62 prototype showcased at MAKS-2019 airshow (Picture source: Air Recognition)


Technodinamika designs shock resistant helicopter fuel system 03 Ansat helicopter showcased at Paris Air Show 2019 (Picture source:Air Recogniton)


Technodinamika designs shock resistant helicopter fuel system 05 Mi-171A2 in flight (Picture source: Air Recognition)


Technodinamika designs shock resistant helicopter fuel system 04 Minoga helicopter (Picture source: Russian Helicopters)


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