9-Jun-2015 Source: Rostec
[electronic translation] At MAKS-2015, which will be held in August in Zhukovsky near Moscow, will present a new multi-purpose helicopter Mi-38.
Continuous assembly of the first models of the Mi-38 had already begun at the Kazan Helicopter Plant holding “Russian Helicopters” , Tass reported.
“Under the state contract, the type certificate must be received in December 2015, but now the task of trying to arrange early MAKS-2015. The first serial helicopter will be delivered in the first quarter of 2016 “, – said the technical director of the Kazan Helicopter Plant Igor Bugakov.
Mi-38 – a multipurpose medium-lift helicopter, designed by the Moscow Helicopter Plant named after ML Mile in accordance with the certification standards of the AP-29 for civilian aircraft. The machine is equipped with new fuel efficient engines TV7-117V domestic production and integrated digital flight control and navigation system with display data on the five LCDs.
Mi-38 – one of the most highly automated civil helicopters in the world. On-board equipment of the Mi-38 allows pilots to drive the car in the most difficult conditions to fulfill the automatic flight route, approach, and automatic stabilization of the helicopter crash in all flight modes.
The potential of the helicopter, combined with simplified maintenance procedures and a high level of comfort in the cabin makes the Mi-38 is very attractive for regional aviation and perform special tasks for the benefit of civil air operations. The machine can be used for the carriage of goods and passengers, as a search and rescue helicopter and a flying hospital.