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JSC Klimov
Company typeJoint-stock company
Founded1912; 112 years ago (1912)
ProductsGas turbines, Engines, Gearboxes, Auxiliary power units
Revenue$327 million[1] (2017)
$9.84 million[1] (2017)
$2.91 million[1] (2017)
Total assets$482 million[1] (2017)
Total equity$76.6 million[1] (2017)
ParentUnited Engine Corporation[2]

The JSC Klimov (or Joint Stock Company Klimov) presently manufactures internationally certified gas turbine engines, main gearboxes and accessory drive gearboxes for transport aircraft.

Originally established as Kirill Klimov Experimental Design Bureau in Saint-Petersburg under the direction of Vladimir Yakovlevich Klimov [ru] (Влади́мир Я́ковлевич Кли́мов) (1892–1962), Klimov designed engines for Soviet aircraft based on Renault aircraft engine designs.[3] It may have used the designation Aircraft Repair Factory (aviazavod, ARZ) 117 during the Soviet period.[citation needed]


The Klimov OKB was formed in the early 1930s to produce and improve upon the liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Y V-12 piston engine for which the USSR had acquired a license. At that time Klimov also manufactured motorcycles.

In 1946 the British government allowed Rolls-Royce to sell a number of Nene and Derwent V turbojet engines to the Soviet Union. Klimov OKB was given the task of "metrifying" the British designs, without the knowledge or permission of the West, as the VK-1 and RD-500.

Klimov United Engine Company is now located in Saint Petersburg.

It used the nationalised buildings originally erected by 1914 in the city's present-day Vyborgsky District for the joint stock Russian Renault automotive works,[4][5] adding new workshop and administrative premises on the land in Bolshoy Sampsoniyevskiy Prospect avenue near the present Kantemirovskaya Street. By 2020 the premises have been vacated for redevelopment for a housing project.[6]

Piston engines

During World War II, designations were changed from M (motor) to VK (the lead designer's initials)

Gas turbine engines

Klimov RD-33 turbofan from Mig-29
Klimov TV7-117 turboshaft
Mi-38 powered by Klimov TV7-117
Klimov VK-800 turboshaft
TV3-117VM VMA for Mil and Kamov helicopters
TV3-117VMA-SBM1 Turboprop for the An-140 , MiG-110 , Be-32K
TV7-117S Turboprop for Aircraft
MBT and vehicles, wagon locomotives GTs

Auxiliary power unit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Бухгалтерский балансна 31 декабря 2017 г." Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Structure (of United Engine Corporation)". United Engine Corporation. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ History of UEC Klimov at Accessed 10 January 2018
  4. ^ "Завод АО "Русский Рено" Завод "Красный Октябрь" ОАО "Климов", Конструктивизм, Большой Сампсониевский пр., 69х". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  5. ^ "Производственное здание завода "Русский Рено" - машиностроительного завода им. Климова, Кантемировская ул., 11Б, Большой Сампсониевский пр., 67у". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
  6. ^ "ЖК на территории завода Климова от Группа компаний ПИК , акции официального застройщика, отзывы, ход строительства, форум". Retrieved 2020-07-11.
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