12-Sep-2012 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, which runs from 11-16 September in Berlin. The Companyâ€™s display will be located at Booth 1305 in Hall 1.
Russian Helicopters will showcase its current line-up of helicopters including the Ka-32A11BC, which is one of the Companyâ€™s most popular models and is used in EU countries for fire-fighting missions, alongside the advanced multirole Mi-38 and Ka-62, as well as the new medium multirole Mi-171A2, the latest model in the Mi-8/17 family.
The Russian-built Ka-32A11BC has a successful track record of service with fire-fighting and law-enforcement agencies. It is also used for medevac missions in disaster zones around the world.
The Ka-32A11BC received EASA certification in 2009, and is now used in EU countries including Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.
The new Mi-38 is a next-generation transport and passenger helicopter capable of carrying up to 30 people or loads of as much as 7 tons with safety and comfort standards that are among the best in its class. Two prototypes have already been made â€“ the OP-1, using TV7-117B engines, and the OP-2, with engines by Pratt & Whitney â€“ and a third and fourth are currently being built. Certification of the Mi-38 is planned for 2014.
The multi-role Ka-62 was unveiled to the global commercial market at Farnborough 2012. Constructed using the latest technologies and materials, the Ka-62 is a single-rotor design with a shrouded vertically mounted multi-blade tail rotor. It is designed for corporate use, and search-and-rescue and medical missions, and can also be deployed in the oil and gas sector.
The Mi-171A2 is the long-awaited latest model in the Mi-8/17 family â€“ one of the most popular helicopters in the world. The Mi-171A2â€™s modern equipment, exceptional build quality and advanced operating systems reduce the cost per flight hour, increasing the helicopterâ€™s operational efficiency.
The ILA Berlin Air Show takes place every two years, and is organised by the Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie (BDLI).
It is one of the worldâ€™s largest and oldest aerospace trade shows, having first been held in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1909. ILA 2012 will take place in the new Berlin ExpoCenter Airport at SchÃ¶nefeld, 2km from the previous exhibition space and 18km south-east of Berlin. At ILA 2010, 1,153 exhibitors from 47 countries took part, 295 aircraft were displayed and business agreements worth a total of at least USD 16.5 billion were signed.