Vladimir Yakovlevich Klimov
Designer of aircraft engines.
Created first soviet air-cooling engines. Since
1935 - Designer Major of
In mid-30s organised mass production of licensed Hispano-Suiza S-12-Yrds (designated
M-100, built in many modifications and used on few production and
experimental aircraft. This engine became a basic model for series of liquid-cooling engines, powered many aircraft
built during the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
After WWII developed series of engines for jet fighters and bombers.
Awarded The Hero of The Socialist Labour (highest non-military medal) twice
KLIMOV PLANT SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE
ALTERNATE NAMES: NPP "Zavod imeni V. Ya. Klimova," Leningradskoye NPO imeni V.Ya.Klimova, Klimov Design Bureau,
Klimov Corporation, Izotov Engine Design Bureau, Klimov Machine-Building Plant
194100, St. Petersburg, Russia Kantemirovskaya Ulitsa, 1
Tel: (011-7-812) 245-3366, 245-0115, 245-4315; Telex: N/A; Fax: (011-7-812) 245-4329;
Founded by V.Ya.Klimov, the design bureau moved to its present location
after World War II. It was also known for a time as the Izotov Design Bureau after S.P.Izotov,
chief designer following Klimov. After Izotov's death in
the design bureau returned to its original name.
The bureau is co-located with its own experimental prototype plant, the
Klimov Machine-Building Plant, and together they form the Klimov Scientific Production Association.
Klimov engines are serially produced at the Krasnyi Oktyabr' Plant.
the Klimov Design Bureau was for the first time referred
to as the Klimov Corporation, suggesting it has been reorganized into a joint-stock company.
The Klimov Enterprise is vigorously pursuing the export market and joint-ventures with
Western aerospace companies.
Aircraft engines; SIC Code: 3724; HS #: N/A
FORMER MINISTRY SUBORDN. :
Ministry of the Aviation Industry
Total: 3,492; Date:
Aleksandr A. Sarkisov, Director General
Valentin V.Starovoytnikov, Chief Designer.
Pyotr S. Izotov, Director of Marketing
Gennady N. Yezhov, Dir. for Econ. Fin.
A. P. Listratov, Technical Director;
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1944
MILITARY PRODUCT LINES:
Engines for MiG-29
aircraft and Mi-8
CIVIL PRODUCT LINES:
Engines for the Il-114
converted helicopter engines; machinery for producing footwear.
KEY TECH./EQUIPT. EMPLOYED : Metallurgy and machining technology. The design bureau developed the capability to machine
difficult-to-work metals such as cobalt-tungsten alloys using its own high-speed cutting tools.
Aggressively pursuing business arrangements with foreign aerospace companies to promote
exports and develop joint-ventures. Includes contacts with Snecma France for joint development of a powerplant for new jet
trainer for Russia; with China for the use of a Klimov derivative engine for use on Chinese transports; and with South
Korea, for a ground-based power station.
HUMAN RESOURCES SUPPORT:
Maintained a sanitarium in the Crimea; health-care center on-site.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:
The Klimov has an engine test facility in the Shuvalova District of St. Petersburg.
Klimov has an agreement with Snecma to prepare a technical proposal for a military trainer engine.
Klimov is discussing an agreement with the Chinese to provide a derivative of Klimov's TV7-117 engine.
Klimov has formed a joint venture with South Korea to develop a 1.5-megawatt ground-based electrical power and heating
Klimov has a two-part agreement with South Africa to define a new business aircraft within the framework of a consortium
and to retrofit Klimov's RD-33 engine on Western-built combat aircraft.
It was announced in July,
that Pratt & Whitney Canada and the Klimov Corporation had formed a joint-venture to develop and produce a
range of small gas turbine engines (turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan) for civil aircraft in the CIS and
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