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TVS-2DTS is a lightweight multi-purpose aircraft with an all-composite structure. It is equipped with an avionics system allowing to operate it during any time of day or night and in any weather conditions. Another advantage of the aircraft is that it does not require any special take-off or landing site. Its cruising speed reaches 350 km/h, load-lifting capacity 3.5 tons, and the maximum flying range is 4,500 km.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation plans to conclude a contract for the development of a modernized analogue of the An-2 light-engine aircraft in the first ten days of October. This was reported to TASS in the press service of the ministry 02 October 2019. "The contract with the winner of the competition is planned to be concluded in the first ten days of October," the department said.

In late August 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that a new light aircraft would be created in Russia on the basis of the TVS-2DTS (Baikal) multi-purpose turboprop aircraft being developed, which should replace the An-2. The aircraft is created with the aim of increasing the transport accessibility of remote regions of Russia and the development of local airlines in the framework of regional and interregional air transportation of passengers. "Baikal" is being developed by the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation named after Chaplygin. It was planned that they would produce it at the Ulan-Ude aircraft plant (U-UAZ, part of the Russian Helicopters holding). Commissioning is scheduled for 2022. An-2 production was discontinued in the USSR in 1971, until 2002, the aircraft was also produced in Poland.

The whole-composite aircraft, which represents the analog of the "Maize" An-2, was created in SibNIA them. Chaplygin. A new vehicle was presented for the first time at MAKS-2017. All over the world, the An-2 is considered the safest for flights and transportation in hard-to-reach areas. The versatility of the An-2 made it convenient for agricultural work, extinguishing forest fires, parachuting and aerial photography, for use in the Armed Forces. An-2 ceased to be produced in the Soviet Union in 1971, after that the aircraft was manufactured in Poland until 2002. In China, their small-scale production continues. Currently, around 6,000 aircraft are in operation in the world, about 380 An-2 fly in Russia in various departments.

The working name of the new aircraft is TVS-2DTS. It surpasses the An-2 in its characteristics due to the hard wing. In the traditional An-2 wing is a metal frame, covered with a cloth, which begins to tear at a speed of more than 180-200 kilometers per hour.

TVS-2-DTS is capable of speeds up to 300 kilometers per hour. In its wing can accommodate additional fuel tanks, which increases the range of flight to 2 thousand kilometers. The aircraft would take about 2.5 tons of cargo. The passenger version is designed for 11 people.

The creation of a whole-composite aircraft cost 600 million rubles under the state program. This program began in 2011. The first step was the remodeling of the An-2, which was installed by the American engine Honeywell, which was created under a cruise missile. Now about 20 planes have been re-engineed, a few more, ready for sale, stand in SibNIA hangars.

The next stage was the creation of an airplane with an all-composite wing. It was collected in 2014. The vehicle was named TVS-2DT: a turboprop aircraft with two crew members - a technology demonstrator. It was made in a single copy, more such machines would not be made.

The new TVS-2-DTS (composite technology demonstrator), designed to replace the An-2, would be able to go to the series by 2020. This in an interview 05 September 2017 with TASS told the director of the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation named after SA Chaplygin (SibNIA, part of the research center "Institute of N. Zhukovsky"), Vladimir Barsuk. "I think that within two years it is possible to conduct certification tests, and by 2019-2020 he would be able to enter the series," he said.

A new light aircraft would be able to deliver two tons of cargo to a distance of 2.5 thousand km. TVS-2-DTS would also be able to land on an unequipped ground or a ground strip, unload and take people.

For the production of all-composite aircraft, they plan to build a small plant at the expense of a private-state partnership near Berdsk or elsewhere in the Novosibirsk region. Preliminary investment is estimated at 25-35 million dollars. "The plane at the level of the re-engineered An-2 costs 1.2 million dollars. Composite aircraft of the first series would cost 30% more expensive, about 1.5 million dollars, "- the scientific leader of SibNIA Alexei Seriousov.

According to Barsuk, the assembly line for the aircraft can be adjusted "anywhere." The project was originally created for a team of 70-80 people and new technologies. "To make such" plants "all over the country and produce about 25-30 planes a year on each one. We are conducting this project for the Ministry of Industry and Trade. We are ready to produce a set of matrices [special forms for creating fragments of the fuselage and wing of the aircraft from composites] and a set of technological documentation and transferred for further implementation in a batch production. The investor will only have to buy equipment, and we will retrain people," Barsuk said.

The new light airplane made of composite materials TVS-2DTS, which was manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAZ) and demonstrated at MAKS-2017, would be launched in the fall 2017 on the Novosibirsk-Belokurikha route. About ittold In the framework of his working trip to Buryatia, the authorized representative of the president in Siberia, Sergei Menyaylo.

"This aircraft is absolutely new, made of composite materials, and it has already been installed on the wing, today we are solving the issue of regional aviation." The experimental flight has already been completed, and I think by the autumn of this year the first Novosibirsk-Belokurikha line will be launched, " Menyaylo said during a visit to UUAZ in July 2017.

The static testing of the aircraft is carried out by the Siberian Research Institute of Aviation. Chaplygin (SibNIA), and to launch serial production it is necessary to issue five copies. At the first stage, 20 planes are planned to be built per year. After 40-50 machines production will come to payback. According to Seriousov, in Russia the state demand for such cars can make 300-350 aircraft. TVS-2-DTS can be in demand in the armed forces, sanaviatsii, forest protection.

The prototype TVS-2DTS was presented at the MAKS-2017 airshow, where he was nicknamed the maize of the 21st century. For the first time this aircraft was raised in the air on 10 July 2017. It is known that during this time the pilots flew more than 15 hours on it, including an 11-hour flight from Novosibirsk to the Ramenskoye airfield.

The Rostec State Corporation launched manufacturing of TVS-2DTS light aircraft at the facilities of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ), a member of the Russian Helicopters holding company 15 February 2018. The aircraft will be utilised for regional passenger operations, initially in Siberia and the Russian Far East where a new airline company will be established for these purposes.

The agreement on local airline operations was signed during the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Republic of Buryatia and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), as well as the Russian Helicopters holding company. According to the agreement, new TVS-2DTS aircraft manufacturing facilities will be built at U-UAZ by 2019. During the period of 2021-2025, the plant agrees to supply at least 200 vehicles for regional aviation. The new biplane is expected to cost about RUB 180 million ($3m).

range 1,200km 25 hours/3,000km
maximum flying range4,500 km
maximum carrying capacity1,200km 3-4 tonnes
cruising speed 180-190km/h 290-300km/h
maximum speed up to 330-340km/h
take-off weight5.5 tonnes 7 tonnes
engine piston Honeywell TPE331-12UAN turboprop.

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