13-Nov-2012 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters, an Oboronprom company and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will showcase models including the Ansat, Ka-226T and new-look Mi-171A2 at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition.
The Russian Helicopters display at stand A1 1B in hall 1 will show the medium multirole Mi-8/17 range, including the Mi-171(E) which is already popular in China. The company will also exhibit the new light multirole Ansat and Ka-226T, which can fly a wide range of missions; and the new revamped Mi-171A2, combining the finest qualities of the renowned Mi-8/17 family with the latest technology.
The company also plans to showcase the Mi-26T, the world’s heaviest-lift helicopter, and the modernised Mi-26T2 variant. Russian-built heavy-lift helicopters are in demand in China and are used extensively for transporting heavyweight cargos, as well as equipment and personnel, and also for fire-fighting in at-risk provinces.
Russian-built helicopters have always been at their best flying search-and-rescue and medevac missions, and are also highly effective in disaster-relief efforts. The medium multirole Ka-32A11BC is ideally suited to these roles; it is already operated in China, and will be on display at the exhibition.
Russian Helicopters is currently remodelling its global after-sales service system. In China, after-sales service is planned to be offered through a service centre being established in the eastern city of Qingdao under the Sino-Russian Helicopter Service Company Ltd joint venture.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.