Aviation Repair Plant No. 218 was founded in August 1941. In its time it has repaired tens of thousands of aircraft engines of various modifications and now a leading engine repair enterprise in the Russian Air Force network. The plant possesses the necessary working area, modern technical equipment and qualified personnel and can fully meet the requirements of the Air Force and other customers.
ARP No. 218 carries out the capital repair of aircraft engines R13-300, R25-300, R95SH, R195, RD-33 and D-30F6 and KSA-2 and KSA-3 accessory boxes. Since 1998 it has taken on and carried out the capital repair of the most frequently used helicopter engine, the TV3-117, in all its modifications. In addition, the plant repairs the fuel-regulating appliances and electrical circuits for the relevant types of engines under repair. The repair of equipment is carried out in close co-operation with the designers and manufacturers of engines and spare parts. In all the time that aircraft engines have been repaired at ARP No. 218, there have been no accidents or malfunctions for which the plant has been responsible.
Since 1992 ARP No. 218 has been manufacturing and modernising ground installations with the use of aircraft engines R13-300 and R25-300 which have outlived their prescribed shelf-life. These installations are being used with great success by the Air Force for the clearing of snow and ice from aerodrome surfaces. Joint operations with interested organisations are possible for the manufacture of ground installations, on the basis of used aircra engines, for the clearing of railway lines and points, the drying-out of buildings, the ventilation of quarries, the disinfection of poultry farms etc.
ARP number 218 has a well equipped technical studies and consultations with customers specialist on the organization of aircraft engine repair; it also has its own hotel complex for the accomodation of the customer's specialists and organisws leisure and relaxation in St. Petersburg and its suburbs.
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