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Presidential Approval for Indo-Russian JV

Presidential Approval for Indo-Russian JV

President Vladimir Putin has finally given his approval for an Indo-Russian joint venture for the production of 200 Kamov military helicopters. The deal, signed in 2015 for $1 billion, is between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport. They have yet to sign the MoU, reports Press Trust of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

Last Mi8 MTV5 Delivery for Belarus

Last Mi8 MTV5 Delivery for Belarus

Belarus has received the last batch of six Russian Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters. This batch was the second in a contract of 12 military helicopters. The Belarus Defence Ministry has reported that the flight and technical staff have been trained to operate the modern helicopter. The new fleet will be used in medical services, transportation and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-17

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India-Russian Kamov 226T Joint Venture Delayed

India-Russian Kamov 226T Joint Venture Delayed

A $1 billion joint venture between India and Russia was signed in 2015 and last year they had finalised the broad agreement, but are now halted waiting for the final presidential clearance. The JV between Hindustan Aeronautics and two Russian defence majors was created so that production of 200 Kamov 226T multi-role helicopters could be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-17

Russian Proposal for Service Centre in Sri Lanka

Russian Proposal for Service Centre in Sri Lanka

The Deputy Chief of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has announced that they proposing a service centre in Sri Lanka for Russian-made helicopters. Sri Lanka has a large number of Russian-made helicopters, including 12 Mi-8/17 helicopters, 36 BMP-2 vehicles, 6 Mi-24Ps and roughly 50 BTR-80 carriers, reports Sri Lanka Guardian.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-17

Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Gleb Nikitin, met with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Goran Knezevic, Economy Minister to discuss a prospective maintenance centre for helicopters between the two countries. They have discussed that such a centre would be in Serbia and would accommodate Russian and Soviet-made helicopters. They also discussed the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-17

Russian Helicopters to Repair 30 Indian Mi-17-1B Helicopters

Russian Helicopters to Repair 30 Indian Mi-17-1B Helicopters

India has sent 30 of their Mi-17-1B multi-purpose helicopters to Russian Helicopters in Novosibirsk to be repaired. They plan to have all 30 repaired and ready to go by the middle of 2018. The helicopters will be sent over in six groups of five. A group of Indian aviation experts have gone to Novosibirsk in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Mar-17

Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

A Russian company HELIATICA debuts at Heli-Expo industry show and unveils its new products: the universal geodetic photomapping and monitoring payload and the blind zone video system. Both solutions are designed to fit Robinson R44 and R66, Bell 206 and 407, Airbus Helicopters H120, H125, H130 and AS350 families. The geodetic mapping and monitoring payload… Read more »

Source: Heliatica, 05-Mar-17

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

UTair Helicopter Services, the largest helicopter operator in Russia has recently installed satellite tracking over their fleet. The new instalment was required by the United Nations, UTair’s biggest client since 1991. The trackers, made by British Rock Seven, are called RockSTAR trackers and can monitor the whereabouts of the entire fleet. This is done by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-17

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India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters and HAL have come together to form a Joint Venture in creating a light weigh multi-role Ka-226T. The agreement contract will take another two months as they still need formal registration between Russia and India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the intergovernmental agreement in December of 2015, reports India Times.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

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Russo-Chinese AHL Program Receives Approval

Russo-Chinese AHL Program Receives Approval

Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister has approved the Russo-Chinese agreement for the partnership in creating an Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL) helicopter. The agreement for preliminary cooperation between Russia’s Russian Helicopters and China’s Avicopter was signed in May, two years ago. As reported by Russian Aviation Insider, Avicopter will have responsibility over the organisation, certification… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

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Russia Signs MoU with Four Indian Provinces

Russia Signs MoU with Four Indian Provinces

Russia has been approached by four Indian provinces; Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab. As reported by The Nation, Sindh will purchase three helicopters, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will both purchase two and Punjab will buy one. A MoU has been signed between the two parties. Punjab will be able to purchase a helicopter for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

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Russian Government Distributes Money for Regional Air Ambulance Services

Russian Government Distributes Money for Regional Air Ambulance Services

The Russian Government has agreed to allocate 3.3 billion rubles out of the 2017 federal budget to the development of air ambulance services in 34 regions. Together with the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) they will help with the construction of one helipad atop a hospital in each region. They hope to achieve that goal by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-17

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HeliRussia to hold photo competition to mark 10 years

HeliRussia to hold photo competition to mark 10 years

The main Russian helicopter industry photo contest called “Beauty of rotary-wing machines” celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. Held by the Russian Helicopter Industry Association (HIA) the competition enjoys high esteem both in Russia and abroad. About one hundred winners were awarded in the photo contest history. Photos for the contest “Beauty of rotary-wing machines… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 06-Feb-17

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Russian Northern Fleet Starts Ka27M Training

Russian Northern Fleet Starts Ka27M Training

The Russian Northern Fleet has been the first to receive the new Kamov Ka-27M shipborne helicopter. They received 6 of these helicopters and their pilots are ready to practice in them. They will be used for naval aviation training as well as anti-submarine and SAR missions, reports Defence Aerospace.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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Punjab Government Plans on Aircraft Refurbishment

Punjab Government Plans on Aircraft Refurbishment

The Punjab Government has decided that instead of purchasing a new helicopter, they will put money towards repairing Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s old helicopter. In December they had issued a payment of Rs 27.5 crore for the repair work to be done in Russia, but they faced difficulties, reports Dunya News. They then allowed a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-17

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Russian Army Forms Special Forces Squadron

Russian Army Forms Special Forces Squadron

The Russian Army will soon activate Mi-8AMTSh-V Special helicopter squadrons in each district so that they can send in and receive their commandos. The new units will be trained to fly in all types of weather and how to fly in terrain-following mode so that they can approach and attack the enemy unseen. Other training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-17

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Russian Navy Receives First Ka27M

Russian Navy Receives First Ka27M

The Russian Navy recently received their first modernised Ka-27M multipurpose helicopter from Russian Helicopters. The upgrades enable real-time transmission to ground and seaborne command stations as well as to other helicopters, reports Air Defence Blog. It will be used for anti-submarine defence, air reconnaissance and the search and detection of surface ships and submarines.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-17

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Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

The Russian Defence Ministry has recently received their order of Mi-8AMTSh Terminator and Mi-8AMTSh VA military transport helicopters. The helicopters were modified by Russian Helicopters in agreement of the 2016 Defence Procurement Plan. The modifications equip the helicopters with turboshaft engines, upgraded avionics and a TA-14 auxiliary power plant, enabling them for use in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

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Potential Mi26 Purchase for Indonesian Army

Potential Mi26 Purchase for Indonesian Army

A meeting was held between Russia and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to discuss the acquisition of Mi-26 helicopters for the Indonesian Army. In addition, the matter of defence offsets, the benefits the purchase will provide for local companies and the arrangements of technology transfer, reports IHS Jane.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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Spain Questions Israel about Drone

Spain Questions Israel about Drone

Israel is currently under questioning as to why they gave a Spanish-made helicopter drone to the Russian Prime Minister. The drone, which is used for agricultural use, costs $53, 000 and is seen as sensitive technology, which Spain prohibits the exportation of to certain countries. As reported by BBC News, the drone was fitted with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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Russia and India sign Ka226 production agreement

Russia and India sign Ka226 production agreement

The signing of the agreement on creation of the joint venture is part of the Russian-Indian summit, which is taking place in the Indian state of Goa today.  For Russia, the agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev and the head of Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin. Both Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport are part of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 18-Oct-16

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Military Contract Between Russia and Peru

Military Contract Between Russia and Peru

A military contract has been signed between Russia and Peru, where Russia will deliver R-312AT military radio systems, as well as 24 Russian Mi-171SH transport helicopters. This contract will help Peru save more than $11.5 million. As reported by Sputnik News, there is talk of another $1 million being provided for the possible construction of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Oct-16

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Russian Helicopters to Sell Shares

Russian Helicopters to Sell Shares

Moscow plans to sell up to 25% of shares of the Russian Helicopters holding by the end of the year to either an abroad investor or a Russian strategic investor. A pool of Middle Eastern buyers has been mentioned by Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, reports Sputnik. Russian Helicopters is made of five factories,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

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Russian Helicopter Market in Trouble

Russian Helicopter Market in Trouble

The Russian Helicopter Market is facing difficult times. In 2015-2016, Russia has faced a severe economic crisis, low oil prices and weak currency, which is affecting the demand for domestic and commercial helicopter flights. This, coupled with the competition of unmanned flights, is causing major problems for the helicopter market. As reported by Russian Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

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HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore confirms 100th member

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s safety-focused organisation, today confirmed its 100th member. Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins described how the industry’s collaboration is enhancing safety, worldwide. “We are delighted to announce that major Russian helicopter operator UTair‑Helicopter Services has joined as our 100th member,” said Mrs. Haskins. “With the commitment of senior leaders across the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 20-Sep-16

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The Importance of the Russian Aerial Firefighting Experience

The Importance of the Russian Aerial Firefighting Experience

On September 5 in the city of Adelaide, Australia, at the Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific international exhibition and conference the “Russian Hour” was held. This is a traditional event focused on giving a deeper insight on the Russian helicopter industry for the international community. This year’s “Russian Hour” topic was the “Russian experience in aerial… Read more »

Source: HIA, 08-Sep-16

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Heliports of Russia plan new base

Heliports of Russia plan new base

Heliports of Russia are eager to open their new Helicopter Centre in the Ulyanovsk region. Construction began in 2014, a year after the company itself was established. The company has a range of helicopters in their service, such as Bell, Airbus and Robinson. These helicopters are used as air taxis, for air techniques sales and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Sep-16

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Indian Ambassador in Russia visits Rostvertol

Indian Ambassador in Russia visits Rostvertol

A delegation headed by the Indian Ambassador to the Russian Federation Pankaj Saran visited Rostvertol, a part of Russian Helicopters Group. The factory’s production facilities and the line of helicopters manufactured by the company were presented in the course of the visit. Pankaj Saran, accompanied by Rostvertol’s directors, visited the factory’s main shop, where he… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 11-Aug-16

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Russia overcomes import dependence on helicopter engines

Russia overcomes import dependence on helicopter engines

The United Engine Corporation (UEC) has started a serial production of new engines TV7-117V developed by JSC “Klimov” for helicopters Mi-38. The emergence of TV7-117V engines allows to carry out a complete import substitution of production in this segment. “In terms of efficiency, resources, reliability the engine is among the world’s top samples in this… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 24-Jun-16

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Leonardo JV in Russia adjusted as Rosneft confirms order for another 20 AW189s

Leonardo JV in Russia adjusted as Rosneft confirms order for another 20 AW189s

Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Rostec and Rosneft have announced the signing of an agreement for the future sale of additional twenty AgustaWestland AW189 commercial helicopters to RNAircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes. Aircraft deliveries are expected to start in 2018 with three units to be assembled in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-16

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Russian CAA approves NHV maintenance facility

Russian CAA approves NHV maintenance facility

HV and its Russian commercialization partner HELIATICA successfully obtained approval from the Russian Federal Aviation Agency (RFAA) for NHV’s maintenance facility in Ostend. This opens the door to the Russian market for NHV who already secured a first maintenance project for a Russian executive customer – 6-year inspection on Airbus Helicopters H155. NHV became the… Read more »

Source: NHV, 26-May-16

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First Mi-28NE planned for this year

First Mi-28NE planned for this year

Traditionally, Rosoboronexport will present to foreign customers the entire line-up of Russian-made helicopters, but special attention during the talks will be on the latest models. “A lot of efforts to promote the latest Russian military helicopters in the world market have started yielding results. In particular, in 2015 Russia carried out the first export deliveries… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 19-May-16

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Airbus highlights EMS capabilities at HeliRussia 2016

Airbus highlights EMS capabilities at HeliRussia 2016

Airbus Helicopters will participate in the international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2016 held in Moscow on May 19-21. “Airbus Helicopters, as a leader with over 50% of the market share in the EMS segment, is ready to contribute to the development of the emerging market of emergency medical services in Russia,” said Emeric Lhomme, CEO… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-May-16

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Russian production of H135s to start in 2017

Russian production of H135s to start in 2017

Russian news agency TASS is saying that Airbus Helicopters expects that H135 helicopters will start to be produced in Russia in 2017. Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) has signed a license agreement with Airbus to assemble the H135, and the Russian factory expects this will start with the delivery of kits for four helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-16

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Drone Racing to be held at HeliRussia 2016

Drone Racing to be held at HeliRussia 2016

On May 21 the IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2016 in will host a unique event – Drone Racing. This is a new and exciting sport for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) pilots, who compete in precision and speed. A special drone racing track will be opened at the “Crocus Expo” IEC where the expo… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 26-Apr-16

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Show Observer selected as HeliRussia 2016 official newsletter

Show Observer selected as HeliRussia 2016 official newsletter

The official daily newsletter of Russia’s premier helicopter exhibition will be published, in Russian and English, on the first and second days of the event. Exhibitors and visitors to the 9th international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2016, to be held at Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center on May 19–21, 2016, will learn about the most important… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 20-Apr-16

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UAV test-flight to be arranged for HeliRussia 2016 visitors

UAV test-flight to be arranged for HeliRussia 2016 visitors

Industry of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is actively integrating into the developed aerospace field. An example of this is an increase in presence of the UAS companies at the IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2016 which to be held in May this year. HeliRussia 2016 visitors can get acquainted with the latest developments in… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 16-Mar-16

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Bell delivers first 429 with Mecaer Interior to Russia

Bell delivers first 429 with Mecaer Interior to Russia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 to a Russian customer outfitted with the MAGnificent luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG). “We have been anticipating this milestone for quite some time and are very excited to deliver this luxurious aircraft to one of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Mar-16

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Killer drone squad: Russia unveils anti-armor assault multicopter

Killer drone squad: Russia unveils anti-armor assault multicopter

A multicopter complex armed with anti-tank missiles has been unveiled at a military robot conference near Moscow. Consisting of several drones, the complex is set to perform reconnaissance tasks, monitor the battlefield and eliminate targets. See Full Story

Source: RT, 11-Feb-16

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HeliRussia to include the 4th Air Ambulance & MedEvac Conference

HeliRussia to include the 4th Air Ambulance & MedEvac Conference

In spring this year the HeliRussia 2016 helicopter industry exhibition will open in Moscow. Alongside the launches and demonstrations of the latest developments in the helicopter industry, there will be organised discussion of topical issues for the industry. A regular forum of the exhibition since 2012 has been the international scientific and operational conference ‘Air… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 04-Feb-16

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Urals Civil Aviation Plant signs deals with Airbus Helicopters and Turbomeca

Urals Civil Aviation Plant signs deals with Airbus Helicopters and Turbomeca

The OJSC Urals Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA, part of the state corporation Oboronprom) and the company Airbus signed a license contract for the production Airbus Helicopters H135s in Moscow on Jan. 25. See Full Story

Source: RBTH, 27-Jan-16

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Serbia-Russia Helicopter Deal Divides Experts

Serbia-Russia Helicopter Deal Divides Experts

The Serbian Defence Minister, Bratislav Gasic, and the First Deputy Head of the Russian Service for Military Technical Cooperation, Andrei Markov, signed an agreement on Tuesday to establish a regional centre in Belgrade for the repair and maintenance of Russian-made helicopters.  See full story

Source: Balkan Insight, 15-Jan-16

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Kamov Ansast CIP variant certified in Russia

Kamov Ansast CIP variant certified in Russia

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that the new light multirole commercial Ansat with hydromechanical controls has received two Main Amendment Approvals for the helicopter’s VIP cabin and air-conditioning system from the Federal Air Transport Agency, which as of this month has taken over duties as Russia’s aviation certification authority from the Aviation… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Jan-16

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Mi-38 certified by Russian Federal Air Transportation Agency

Mi-38 certified by Russian Federal Air Transportation Agency

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has received type certification for the medium multirole Mi-38 transport helicopter designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters company. The certification confirms that the helicopter’s standard design complies with Russian and international aviation requirements. In 2016 the Mi-38 will enter serial production and launch on the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Jan-16

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HeliRussia 2016 attracts more European participants

HeliRussia 2016 attracts more European participants

International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2016 attracts more participants from the European Union. This fact resultant from the development of the Russian helicopter industry and market, as well as the unique format of the exhibition, gathers large number of industrial companies. ZEHR Aero, serving commercial representation of several European manufacturers of components for the aerospace… Read more »

17-Dec-15

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Russian team take gold at World Air Games

Russian team take gold at World Air Games

“Russia! Russia!” rang out across the Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone last night (December 11), as Russian helicopter pilots Alexander Zhuperin and Nikolay Burov stepped up for their Rotorcraft gold medals. The new FAI World Air Games champions were joined on the podium by silver medallists Michal and Marcin Szamborski from Poland, and Austrians Thomas Morgenstern… Read more »

Source: FAI, 14-Dec-15

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Russia certifies Airbus H225

Russia certifies Airbus H225

Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Dec-15

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29-Nov-15 RA-04037 Airbus AS350B3 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (4F)

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29-Nov-15

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HeliRussia 2016 to have specialized UAV area

HeliRussia 2016 to have specialized UAV area

Next year at the IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2016, held 19-21 May, a significant expansion of the program with the specialized exposition of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) and associated accessories is expected. Flight demonstration of several models is scheduled in the course of event. Modern UAVs vary by the type,… Read more »

Source: Helirussia, 26-Nov-15

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Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russian Helicopters, which is part of State Corporation Rostec), hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defence Ministry’s Arctic groupings. The first Arctic helicopter was developed specially for operation in the country’s north in temperatures lower than -40°С. With auxiliary fuel tanks, the helicopter has… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Nov-15

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Second Mi-171A2 prototype now flying

Second Mi-171A2 prototype now flying

Russian Helicopters, part of state corporation Rostec, has started flight testing of a second prototype of the medium multirole Mi-171A2 at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The new Mi-171A2 prototype includes all the unique features typical of this type of helicopter, making it competitive with its global peers. Pre-flight and certification testing are also currently underway…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Nov-15

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Kazan signs three-way agreement with MAI-KAI and KNRTU

Kazan signs three-way agreement with MAI-KAI and KNRTU

[electronic translation] At the meeting, experts Experimental Design Bureau of the Kazan Helicopter Plant (KHP), the holding company “Helicopters of Russia” with the students of the Moscow Aviation Institute – National Research University (MAI) signed an agreement on cooperation in education between the MAI KAI-KNRTU and KHP. The agreement is aimed at creating joint educational… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-15

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Russian Helicopters signs agreement with Federal Service for Labour and Employment

Russian Helicopters signs agreement with Federal Service for Labour and Employment

[electronic translation] Russian Helicopters (part of the State Corporation Rostec) signed a cooperation agreement with the Federal Service for Labour and Employment for the development of the labor market and information-analytical system “all-Russian base of vacancies” Work in Russia. ” Under the agreement, the holding companies were able to be placed on a portal of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-15

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Rosneft signs for two Mi-171s and two Mi-8AMTs

Rosneft signs for two Mi-171s and two Mi-8AMTs

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has signed an agreement with RN-Aerokraft to deliver two Mi-171 and two Mi-8AMT helicopters for use by oil company Rosneft. The helicopters will be used in Rosneft’s operations to develop and service offshore and onshore projects. “Strategic cooperation between Rostec and Rosneft in important spheres such as developing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Oct-15

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GIFAS to arrange the French pavilion at HeliRussia 2016

GIFAS to arrange the French pavilion at HeliRussia 2016

Next May at the HeliRussia 2016, French Association of Aerospace Industry (Groupement des industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales, abbreviated GIFAS) will unite the French industrial companies at the dedicated French pavilion. IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2016 will be held from 19 to 21 May in Moscow at the “Crocus Expo” International Exhibition Centre…. Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 26-Oct-15

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Russia offers Egypt the helicopters developed for Mistral

Russia offers Egypt the helicopters developed for Mistral

Russia has offered the helicopters developed for the Mistral to Egypt, which intends to purchase from France the helicopter carriers built for the Russian Navy, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec Corporation. “If Egypt decides to acquire the Mistral ships, then of course we will offer them the helicopters that we adapted and created just… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 12-Oct-15

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Russian Helicopters to unveil new models and UAV

Russian Helicopters to unveil new models and UAV

The Days of Innovations of the Southern, Western and Central military districts are scheduled for October 5-6 in the southwest city of Rostov-on-Don, Kubinka in Moscow Region, and Yekaterinburg respectively. See Full Story

Source: Sputnik News, 06-Oct-15

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Russia approves maintenance at Bell Helicopter Prague

Russia approves maintenance at Bell Helicopter Prague

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces today that the Bell Helicopter Prague, Customization and Delivery Center, has received Russian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification to perform maintenance on Russian registered aircraft. “This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter Prague,” said Michael Reagan, director, global services at Bell Helicopter. “We are committed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Sep-15

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Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Russia – new heliport to be built at Kaluga

Heliports of Russia have recently announced plans for a new heliport in Kaluga, to open in the second half of 2016.  Russian website ATO.ru reports that the announcement, made recently at the JetExpo 2015 event in Moscow, identifies a site on the bank of the river Oka, and a cost of “over 300 million roubles”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-15

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Russia and China provide more details on Advanced Heavy Lift project

Russia and China provide more details on Advanced Heavy Lift project

Before the close of this year, Russia and China are to sign the contract for the joint development of a heavy-lift helicopter designated Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL), Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Sales at Russian Helicopters holding company Grigory Kozlov was quoted as saying in an interview. “We are going to build a helicopter from… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 14-Sep-15

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Kazan Helicopters celebrates 75th anniversary

Kazan Helicopters celebrates 75th anniversary

In September 2015, Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (part of State Corporation Rostec) celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding. Kazan Helicopters traces its history back to 4 September 1940, when Leningrad Aircraft Plant No. 387 was founded. It was evacuated to Kazan at the start of the Great Patriotic War, and there it… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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07-Sep-15 RA-04151 Robinson R44 Baltasinsky, Russia

During a hard landing in a field with low-level crop (presumably an emergency landing?), the helicopter rocked back onto its tail, resulting in the tail rotor gearbox and tail shearing off.   Rest of helicopter appears unscathed, apart from the skids being splayed out as a result of the heavy landing.

07-Sep-15

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Russia and China plan to build an innovative heavy-lift helicopter

Russia and China plan to build an innovative heavy-lift helicopter

“We are going to build a helicopter from scratch making it a fundamentally new aircraft even though it will borrow some of the solutions from the existing Mi-26, explains Gregory Kozlov. He also noted that to date, Russian Helicopters and Chinese corporation AVIC had formulated preliminary specifications and were working on towards a consensus on… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Sep-15

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Russia certifies AW189

Russia certifies AW189

AgustaWestland announced today that the new AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has obtained Russian Civil Certification. This achievement will allow the AW189 to be delivered to customers in Russia, opening up a further market  for the AW189, which is already in service in various countries including UK, Denmark, UAE, Qatar, Malaysia. The AW189 is… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Aug-15

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Russian Helicopters to present 10 helicopters at MAKS-2015

Russian Helicopters to present 10 helicopters at MAKS-2015

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, official partner of the MAKS-2015 international aviation and space salon, will showcase a wide range of helicopters at MAKS-2015, including over 10 military and commercial, series-produced and upcoming helicopters. Military models supplied to Russian forces and international customers will include Mi-8/17 helicopters, the Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ assault helicopter, the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Aug-15

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08-Aug-15 RA-04383 Robinson R44 Alehnovo, Russia (4F)

Mid-air with Cessna U206F Floatplane RA-67523 killing all four in the R44 and five in the Cessna.  Initial reports say the Cessna pilot was taking off in the evening into the sun and likely did not see the helicopter

08-Aug-15

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02-Aug-15 RF-95316 Mil Mi-28N Dubrovichi, Russia (1F)

During a display of the “Golden Eagles” display team, one of the helicopters started to spin on its axis and gradually descend until it hit the ground hard, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot.  Post crash fire Full video of the accident here and here (second one shows co-pilot emerging from the helicopter)

02-Aug-15

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Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov was most of the way to completing a solo circumnavigation in a Robinson R22. He had refuelled in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and was on a 500 mile leg to Nuuk in Greenland when contact was lost. He was reported overdue at 3.20pm Eastern time on Saturday 25th July. Weather conditions were hazardous… Read more »

28-Jul-15

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Solo R22 round-the-world missing

Solo R22 round-the-world missing

The update from the project Facebook page says so much and our hearts go out to the support team at this time “With heavy hearts we have to write that unfortunately yesterday we lost contact with Sergey during his flight over Davis Strait … Almost immediately after receiving the last Delorme tracking message with 0… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jul-15

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Russian oil company Rosneft orders ten AW189s

Russian oil company Rosneft orders ten AW189s

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract for the sale of ten AW189 commercial helicopters to RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The contract foresees that the new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes. Delivery of the aircraft is expected between 2015 and 2017. Moreover, as already set out in the… Read more »

Source: Agusta Westland, 21-Jul-15

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev views Ansat

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev views Ansat

[electronic translation] During the first day of the VI International Industrial Exhibition “Innoprom-2015” in Yekaterinburg, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the stand holding “Helicopters of Russia” State Corporation Rostec it was demonstrated a new multipurpose helicopter “ANSAT” . The presentation was held aircraft Deputy General Director of holding “Helicopters of Russia” for the production… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Jul-15

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Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

Nadia Savchenko, 34, a Ukrainian army helicopter pilot who has spent nearly a year in Russian jails, now stands accused of the murder of two Russian journalists.See Full Story

Source: The Telegraph, 09-Jul-15

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KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a multi-channel laser guidance system for the Ka-52, Mi-8MNP, and Mi-28N helicopters. The new development will guide high-precision missiles and will allow helicopters to use various types of missiles. The laser guidance system is designed to control and guide missiles to a target through either automatic or manual honing. The system uses… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 30-Jun-15

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27-Jun-15 RA-05765 Robinson R44 Tisulskom, Russia (3F)

After striking a low level wire, the pilot elected to land on the shoreline (or sandbank?) of a river.  On subsequent take-off the pilot lost control and crashed – photo shows it on a rocky shoreline.

27-Jun-15

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Thoughts on HeliRussia 2015

Thoughts on HeliRussia 2015

During his speech at the opening of HeliRussia’2015, Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said that the current backlog stands at 585 helicopters worth 490 billion rubles. This year 244 helicopters will be delivered (67% of them (in monetary terms) will be exported). . See Full Story.

Source: Russian Aviation, 24-Jun-15

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