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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SibNIA Selects Honeywell for Major An-2 Fleet Upgrade

Honeywell on Tuesday announced a new agreement with the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute (SibNIA) to supply 300 TPE331-12UAN turboprop engines for the Russian fleet of Antonov An-2 biplanes. 
 
The agreement was announced at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon, which is occurring this week in Zhukovsky, Russia. 
 
The An-2, built by Russian airframe manufacturer Antonov, made its first flight in 1947. SibNIA is also in talks with Honeywell to upgrade the An-2's cockpit avionics. 
 
"For the An-2 re-engine element we needed an engine partner that could provide a fuel-efficient, easy-to-maintain, high-performing and robust propulsion system on time and without unexpected challenges or delays," said Vladimir Barsuk, director of SibNIA. 
 

Honeywell will begin providing aftermarket support and deliveries of the engines later this year.

 

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