5-Mar-2013 Source: Russian Helicopters
In one of the world’s largest helicopter Heli-Expo trade show in 2013, which will be held from 5 to 7 March 2013 in Las Vegas, holding “Russian Helicopters” (a subsidiary of “Oboronprom” included in the State Corporation Rostechnadzor) will demonstrate helicopter Ka-62 , Mi 171A2- and Ka-32A11BC .
On the second day, 6 March, is planned for the traditional “Russian Hour”, which is organized and conducted by the Russian participants helicopter forum in Las Vegas. At the “Russian Hour” “Helicopters of Russia” will present a new medium multi-role transport and passenger Ka-62 , developed on the basis of modern technologies with the use of composite materials in the fuselage structure and elements of the support system.
The program is the Ka-62 laid the highest standards in fuel efficiency, cost of operation and safety. The first flight of the Ka-62 in 2013, certification is expected in 2014. The Ka-62 has enjoyed increased attention from corporate customers – for example, the Brazilian airline Atlas Táxi Aéreo already placed an order for seven of these machines.
In addition, partners will be holding another novelty – the upgraded multi-purpose helicopter Mi-171A2, using best engineering and design solutions famous Mi-8/17 platform. The new Mi-171A2 combines the recognized advantages and reliability the largest in the world series of helicopters Mi-8/17 (for half century produced more than 12,000 units), and innovative solutions in the field of aviation technology, embedded in the design of the helicopter, greatly expand the potential of its application .
It is noteworthy that the development of the Mi-171A2 was carried out according to the wishes of operators Mi-8/17 and the experience operating these machines in different regions of the world – in a different climate in the highlands and the sea. The purpose of this development – make up the helicopter more economical and profitable in terms of money to save Russian dominance in a market niche medium-lift helicopter.
Also on display will be a multi-purpose helicopter with coaxial rotor Ka -32 A 11 BC , which can be used for special missions, fire fighting, search and rescue, for high-altitude installation and transportation of goods. In North America, a fleet of three Ka-32A11BC used by Canadian company VIH Aviation Group.
Industry experts estimate, the exhibition Heli-Expo 2013, forming a “helicopter trends” of the year, will be one of the most important events – it will bring together representatives from around the world, is scheduled presence of more than 20,000 professionals, which will be available to more than 650 exhibition grounds.