4-Sep-2012 Source: Russian Helicopters
Electronic translation – press release was only issued in Russian
Russian helicopter holding “Helicopters of Russia”, a subsidiary of “OPK” Oboronprom “included in the” Rostekhnologii “, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of helicopters, including some of the most iconic, innovative and widely exploited models will take part in the Ninth international exhibition and conference on hydro “Gidroaviasalon-2012”, which will be held from 6 to 9 September 2012.
“Gidroaviasalon-2012” will take place on the beach of Gelendzhik Bay territories test and experimental facilities Beriev. GM Beriev and airport “Gelendzhik”. The main objective of the exhibition – a demonstration aircraft and ship-based water, show prospects, and possible applications for passenger and goods transport, tourism, patrol and rescue operations at sea, to help in emergencies and environmental disasters.
During the exhibition, holding “Helicopters of Russia” will hold a round table discussion on “Problems and Prospects of helicopters on ships and offshore platforms.” Event will be held on September 7 in the pavilion from 14:00 to 18:00. Invited representatives of oil and gas companies, operating companies of helicopters, as well as representatives of JSC “United Shipbuilding Corporation”.
Will open the exhibition summer show with Russian-made helicopters: the worst in the world Mi-26T, Ka-27 ship-and light Ka-226. One of the helicopters will carry over the water area of â€‹â€‹the bay is the world’s largest Russian flag area of â€‹â€‹1800 square meters.
On the stand holding “Russian Helicopters” scheduled to run other models Mi-171A2 (the last and most anticipated family of helicopters Mi-8/17 modification) and the new middle multipurpose Ka-62. Also planned demonstration helicopters Mi-8/17, Ka-32A11BC Ka-226T and “Ansat.” It is these machines are offered to supply the public and commercial operators in support of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.
During the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi on the Russian helicopters can be entrusted with the task of monitoring avalanche sections of roads, ski runs and ski lifts suspension, passengers, staff, athletes and airborne rescue. Light-class helicopters Ka-226T and “Ansat” planned to be used on tourist routes. In addition, Ka-226T, Mi-8/17 and “Ansat” may implement another key task – providing sports broadcasting. As always, the Ka-32A11BC can perform their usual tasks of fire extinguishing and participating in search and rescue operations, both on land and at sea.
Holding “Helicopters of Russia” will introduce traditional and potential partners with a program of service system, with plans to create special versions of helicopters with new technologies and developments in the helicopter. Visitors will be able to watch the demonstration flights of helicopters.
In anticipation of the opening of the exhibition will be held helicopter race for the Cup Mile, which will be held on the route Moscow – Gelendzhik on 4 and 5 September. The race will take part rotorcraft of Russian and foreign production. Russian helicopter will be presented to the Mi-8AMT. All racing 12 crews will take part in the various brands of helicopters, “MiÂ», Robinson, Bell 407, Alouette, Gazelle.
The race will take place in four stages with a total length of 1500 km: Moscow – Voronezh (520 km) – Rostov-on-Don (510 km) – Krasnodar (220 km) – Gelendzhik (250 km). Finish the race – gidrobaza Beriev. GM Beriev, which the organizing committee of the exhibition “Gidroaviasalon 2012” will hold the award ceremony of the winners. The organizers of the competition are the holding company “Russian Helicopters” Helicopter Industry Association and JSC “Russian Helicopter Systems”.
Previous “Gidroaviasalon” took place in 2010, and the organizers attended by 147 Russian and 30 foreign companies from 26 countries, including: Canada, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Canada, Poland, USA, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, South Korea and Japan. Holding “Helicopters of Russia” also took part in “Gidroaviasalon-2010”, presented to the audience a broad program.