Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012

Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012 12 Sep, 12, 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 Company’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 Company’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 – the OP-1, using TV7-117B engines, and the OP-2, with engines by Pratt & Whitney – 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 – one of the most popular helicopters in the world. The Mi-171A2’s modern equipment, exceptional build quality and advanced operating systems reduce the cost per flight hour, increasing the helicopter’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 world’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 Schönefeld, 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.

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