11-Sep-2015 Source: Russian Helicopters
[electronic translation] On the Kazan Helicopter Plant, part of the holding company “Russian Helicopters” Rostec state corporation, made the fuselage of the first production of the Mi-38. Currently, the Mi-38 is in the final stages of factory testing. Achieved 112 of the 180 scheduled flights. By the end of 2015 it is planned to complete the certification work and to get a certificate of type Mi-38 helicopter.
“Start serial production of the Mi-38, we are planning in 2016 – 2017. There is no doubt that the machine successfully pass the certification tests, – the general director of the holding company “Russian Helicopters” Alexander Mikheyev. – Thanks to the technical solutions of the Mi-38 is superior to other helicopters in its class in payload, and many passenger flight characteristics. This helicopter will be a great solution for operators of regional aircraft and will be attractive to our international partners. ”
Mi-38 is equipped with new highly economical engines TV7-117V development enterprise “Klimov”. Type Certificate for this engine was received in the first half of 2015, this event is much to support the implementation of the program of the Mi-38.
Capacity Mi-38 in combination with high speed and comfort allow him to become one of the most popular machines in the first place for passenger and freight traffic. Low noise, deadlines of preparation for flight, a spacious passenger cabin, following new safety standards opens up the possibility of using the Mi-38, including the VIP-flights.
At the August International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015 holding “Helicopters of Russia” presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, King of Jordan, Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates and other representatives of foreign delegations prototype of the Mi-38 in the VIP-equipment.