Russia showcases helicopters at ILA 2010

Russia showcases helicopters at ILA 2010

8-Jun-2010 Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters holding company exhibited the multi-role medium Mi-17, Ka-32A11BC, and the multi-role light Ka-226T at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences ILA-2010 in Berlin, at the united UIC Oboronprom display in Hall 10, stand 201

These helicopters can perform any tasks, from carrying people and cargo to special ops in natural disaster areas. They can in the corporate, passenger, cargo, search and rescue, construction, patrol, and firefighting roles.

Russian rotorcraft are currently operated in 110 countries worldwide, including many European countries. The combination of ease of operation and maintenance, reliability, low cost, and unique payload and altitude capabilities make Russian rotorcraft one of the most rational commercial options on the global market.

Russian Helicopters is creating a global support network based on certified MRO centres and joint service enterprises. This will allow the company to support Russian rotorcraft throughout their entire lifecycle, from delivery to scrapping. New MROs are being opened and existing ones are being certified in line with this initiative.

The existing MRO infrastructure coincides with the Russian Helicopters sales geography. For instance, several service and repair centers are undergoing certification in Europe, ultimately leading to the creation of a system of integrated logistics support in that region. Russian Helicopters MRO centers exist in virtually all countries of the CIS. Joint service ventures have been established in India and the Middle East. In 2010—2011 such centers will be built in South-East Asia, and the Central Pacific Region.

Russian Helicopters is the specialised management company of the Russian rotorcraft industry. Consolidation of industry enterprises was completed in 2009, bringing all Russian companies together into one holding company. The holding company retains the legacy of Kamov and Mil design bureaus, and helicopters are now offered under a unified brand in all segments: light, medium, and heavy.

The medium multi-role Mi-17 (and modifications) is used in passenger and cargo transportation. They are very popular in the world with 12 thousand delivered to date. The helicopter can perform a number of tasks both day and night in any weather and climatic conditions at any spot on the globe. The Mi-17 is the helicopter of choice for oil development companies with offshore sites. It can land on ships and oil platforms. The Mi-171 can stay up in the air for 6 hours and cover up to 746 miles.

Today Russian Helicopters has launched the modernisation program for this most popular Russian Helicopter. The Mi-171M management together with the relevant sales and marketing departments within the holding and the engineering and innovations centre have outlined the requirements for this helicopters, and based on them the product developer, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, has formed the technical requirements to perform test and design developments. The essence of modernisation lies in keeping the helicopter within the same price range while improving its operating characteristics. The Mi-171M is scheduled to be released to the market in 2013.

The Ka-32A11BC can be employed in a wide number of missions. It can carry passengers and cargo, perform construction and engineering, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency, and patrol tasks. The helicopter may be fitted with any necessary additional equipment according to mission. October 2009 saw the certification of the Ka-32A11BC. The Russian-made helicopter was granted type certificate EASA.IM.R.133 allowing any company to operate it commercially.

The light multi-role Turbomeca Arrius 2G1-equipped Ka-226T can be employed in urban high-rise construction, surface surveillance, and police operations, including drug interdiction. The coaxial (dual rotor) configuration gives the Ka-226T an advantage in payload and altitude (up to 23000 ft).

Russian Helicopters, JSC is an affiliated company of UIC Oboronprom. It is the managing body of the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Vpered Moscow Machine-Building Plant, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM , Helicopter Service Company (VSK), Novosibirsk Aircraft Repairing Plant.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); R.E.T. Kronshtadt (sea and aviation training systems, military navigation and avionics); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (specialises in the repair of helicopter engines and components and reductors).

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. Its main tasks include helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters managing company), engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company), air defense systems and complex electronic systems (Defense Systems holding company), and other machine-building activities. The companies of the group reported revenues of over 100 billion roubles in 2008.

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