19-Sep-2018 Source: Russian Helicopters
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) shall participate in the international expo of defense & aerospace industry and security technologies Africa Aerospace and Defense 2018 which is to take place from 19 to 23 September in Pretoria (Republic of South Africa).
At the forthcoming exhibition the Holding’s specialists shall describe the unique capabilities of advanced models of civil Mi-171A2, Ansat, Mi-38, Ka-62 and Ka-226T rotorcraft and shall present the financial instruments offered to the customers for procuring new helicopters.
Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 helicopters offered to African customers are primarily used in civil aviation – for cargo, passengers and VIP transportation. These rotorcraft sport excellent flight performance, reliability, capability of operation within the wide range of conditions and temperatures, versatility, easy operability and maintainability.
Moreover, Ansat helicopter is to be presented to national security, defense and law enforcement agencies. It is designed for cargo and passenger transportation, police and EMS missions, surveillance and SAR operations.
At the same time, Russian Helicopters Holding Company’s representatives shall participate in the event’s expansive business program. The Company’s delegation is scheduled to meet partners from African countries during forums and roundtable discussions.
“This expo is one of the main platforms to promote helicopters in Sub-Saharan Africa and we are hoping to reach a number of agreements here that will be transformed into the actual contracts in the future. Russian-made rotorcraft are very well known on the African continent for their long-term and successful performance of humanitarian missions and casualties’ evacuation during emergency relief. Superior flight performance, reliability, capability of operation within the wide range of conditions and temperatures make Russian-made rotorcraft one of the best offers for the African market”, highlighted Andrey Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
The African countries are traditionally one of the largest operators of Russian-made helicopters. The total fleet of Russian-made rotorcraft on the continent exceeds 700 units. On top of all, a service center to maintain civil helicopters of Mi-8/17 type was established at Denel Aviation premises in RSA.