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How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

How are the helicopter OEMs responding to the Russian situation?

29-Mar-2022

We all know that sanctions are being brought against particular Russian interests by various Governments around the world, following the invasion of Ukraine.  Additionally, significant pressure is being put on large corporations to distance themselves from their involvement with Russia. On that basis, HeliHub.com reached out to four helicopter OEMs to ask – the top... Read more

Rostec develops urban area ATC system for UAV traffic

Rostec develops urban area ATC system for UAV traffic

28-Mar-2022Source: Rostec

Azimut, a Rostec subsidiary, has created and successfully tested the Jupiter complex, designed to organize and control the traffic of drones in an urban environment. The tests were performed on the premises of the Skolkovo Innovation Center in the experimental zone of urban air mobility, which is being developed with the support of the Moscow... Read more

FinnHEMS terminates agreement with Russian-owned Teboil

FinnHEMS terminates agreement with Russian-owned Teboil

2-Mar-2022Source: FinnHEMS

FinnHEMS terminates its fuel card agreement with Teboil. Teboil is a subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil. The cessation of fuel supplies is a protest against Russia’s hostilities in Ukraine. Teboil has been one of FinnHEMS ‘channels for purchasing fuel for emergency vehicles. Helicopter fuel purchases are made using other procurement channels, for which the company has... Read more

New BAS-200 Drone for Geophysical Explorations in Arctic

New BAS-200 Drone for Geophysical Explorations in Arctic

21-Feb-2022Source: Rostec

The cutting-edge helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) BAS-200 is intended for mineral explorations employing airborne gravimetric and magnetic mapping, including that in the Arctic region, the aviation cluster of Rostec State Corporation informed. “Russian Helicopters has streamlined this UAV for multi-purpose tasks. This drone will be used for exploration of oil and gas fields. Of... Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-8AMT/Mi-171E components for production in Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-8AMT/Mi-171E components for production in Kazakhstan

19-Jan-2022Source: Rostec

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company has handed over the final helicopter kits to Rostec State Corporation as part of the first stage of localizing the production of the Mi-8AMT/Mi-171E civilian helicopter in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The delivery was made under a trilateral agreement between NC Kazakhstan Engineering JSC, Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405... Read more

Rostec to create VR simulator for technician training

Rostec to create VR simulator for technician training

19-Jan-2022Source: Rostec

The United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation will create a VR simulator designed for the training of technical personnel. This equipment will boost maintenance efficiency of Su-57 and Su-35 aircraft systems. The system tests are scheduled to be completed in 2022. The VR simulator incorporates a virtual reality helmet, handheld controllers, and a computer... Read more

U-UAZ will train Indian pilots on the Mi-171A2

U-UAZ will train Indian pilots on the Mi-171A2

7-Jan-2022Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] The second crew of the Indian company Sky One Airways LTD began retraining under an additional professional advanced training program for a new type of Mi-171A2 helicopter at the aviation training center of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding of the State Corporation Rostec. The program for Indian pilots includes... Read more

Upgraded Climber makes its first circular flight

Upgraded Climber makes its first circular flight

3-Jan-2022Source: Russian Helicopters

As part of a flight testing program, the upgraded light helicopter Ka-226T has made its first circular flight at the flight-testing facility of the Mil & Kamov National Helicopter Center (part of Russian Helicopters). The vehicle was taken off the ground by the Mil & Kamov National Helicopter Center crew, consisting of Alexander Cherednichenko, a... Read more

First two Mi-8MTV-1 handed over to Avialesokhrana

First two Mi-8MTV-1 handed over to Avialesokhrana

22-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation delivered the first Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters for Avialesokhrana. The machines were manufactured at the Kazan Helicopter Plant, where a solemn ceremony of their transfer to the customer took place. The event was attended by Nikolay Krivosheev, head of Avialesokhrana, Vladislav Savelyev, deputy general director of the Russian... Read more

Kazan increases overhaul limits on various key Ansat components

Kazan increases overhaul limits on various key Ansat components

21-Dec-2021Source: Rostec

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has completed the next stage of certification work to increase the resources of the main units of the Ansat helicopter. The achieved indicators increase the commercial attractiveness and competitiveness of the helicopter in the domestic and world markets. Certification work included... Read more

Gorka Heliport certified as MRO center for Airbus Helicopters

Gorka Heliport certified as MRO center for Airbus Helicopters

20-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has certified the Gorka heliport as an authorized maintenance center for its helicopters in Russia. Gorka will perform maintenance of the most popular models of Airbus helicopters in Russia, H125 and H130, and will also be able to supply the owners of these helicopters with spare parts at factory prices on... Read more

Russian Helicopters adds Mi-38 simulator

Russian Helicopters adds Mi-38 simulator

17-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation will train pilots to control the Mi-38 helicopter on a special simulator capable of simulating any weather conditions, vibration and sounds of a working machine. The simulator installed at the Kazan plant will be able to train the crews of Russian and foreign customers for a new... Read more

Mi-171A3 offshore successfully completes its first flight

Mi-171A3 offshore successfully completes its first flight

17-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The multipurpose helicopter Mi-171A3, designed by the Russian Helicopters Holding Company of Rostec State Corporation, has started its flight tests. The first flight in a hover mode lasted for 15 minutes and went routinely, all systems functioning properly. The aircraft is designed for offshore operations and servicing offshore drilling rigs. During the flight, the crew,... Read more

Trials of Ka-226T with Russian engines to start in 2023

Trials of Ka-226T with Russian engines to start in 2023

16-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local reports indicate that work by Russian Helicopters on installing a different engine model in the Kamov Ka226T is progressing slower than expected, probably as a result of the pandemic slow-down.  Flight tests of the UEC-Klimov VK-650V engine on the light multirole Ka-226T  helicopter will start in 2023, chief engine program designer Anastasia Solovyova told... Read more

New MD appointed at Russian Helicopters division Progress AAK

New MD appointed at Russian Helicopters division Progress AAK

16-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Denis Paltsev, who previously worked as Managing Director of the Stupino Machine-Building Production Enterprise, has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of AAK Progress (part of the Russian Helicopters holding of State Corporation Rostec). In this position, he replaced Yuri Denisenko, who had been in charge of the aircraft plant since 2004. “Today the... Read more

Serbia plans 30 helicopter purchase in 2022-2023

Serbia plans 30 helicopter purchase in 2022-2023

15-Dec-2021Source: Urdu Point

Serbia plans to purchase 30 helicopters in 2022-2023 including four new and 11 used Mi-35 Russian helicopters and three Mil Mi-17 Russian aircraft, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday. See Full Story. ... Read more

External load sling system for Ansat approved

External load sling system for Ansat approved

13-Dec-2021Source: Rostec

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of JSC Helicopters has received the approval from Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to equip the Ansat helicopter with an external load system. The certification of the new feature allows the transportation of oversize load and the use of Ansat in firefighting. Now the Ansat helicopter is able to airlift up... Read more

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

10-Dec-21 RA-07397 Robinson R66 Lake Karakul, Russia (1F)

10-Dec-2021

Crashed in mountainous region near Lake Karakul on flight from Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo region).  Pilot received fatal injuries... Read more

Russia approves Ansat aux tank – range increased by 140km

Russia approves Ansat aux tank – range increased by 140km

8-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Rostec State Corporation’s JSC Russian Helicopters has increased the flight range of the Ansat and Ansat-M helicopters by 140 kilometers due to the installation of an additional tank. With the new device, the standard version of the machine will be able to fly up to 645 kilometers, while the flight range of the upgraded version... Read more

New Managing Director of Kazan Helicopter Plant appointed

New Managing Director of Kazan Helicopter Plant appointed

8-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

By the decision of the board of directors of the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding of the State Corporation Rostec, Vladimir Ginsburg, who previously headed the Kazan Electrotechnical Plant, was appointed the managing director of the enterprise. In this post, he replaced Alexei Belykh, who headed Kazan Helicopters Plant since December 2020. The... Read more

Obituary – Russian Helicopters test pilot Gurgen Karapetyan

Obituary – Russian Helicopters test pilot Gurgen Karapetyan

8-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of Rostec State Corporation expresses deep condolences to the family and friends in connection with the death of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Honored Test Pilot of the Soviet Union, Adviser to the General Director of the Russian Helicopters holding on flight safety Gurgen Rubenovich Karapetyan. “The whole life of... Read more

Russia certifies Kamov Ka62

Russia certifies Kamov Ka62

2-Dec-2021

Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation. This document allows selling the helicopter at the Russian market. Ka-62 helicopter flight test program was launched in 2017 using three prototypes that performed 434 flights with a total duration of about... Read more

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

2-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to PSB Avialeasing four Ansat helicopters in the interests of the National Air Ambulance Service. This is the first batch under the current contract for 37 cars of this model. The Ansats produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant are equipped according to the principle... Read more

Russia certifies five-blade Airbus H145 D3

Russia certifies five-blade Airbus H145 D3

2-Dec-2021Source: Airbus

The newest modification of the twin-engine helicopter of the H145 helicopter has received a Russian type certificate. The start of operation of the new model in Russia is scheduled for the first months of 2022. Thanks to the five-bladed main rotor, designed without the use of bearings and joints, the helicopter received a smoother ride,... Read more

Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-171 to China

Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-171 to China

29-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant part of the “Russian Helicopters” Holding Company (Rostec State Corporation) has delivered the first batch of two Mi-171 helicopters equipped with high-altitude engines VK-2500-03 to China within a contract with civil airline “QINGDAO”. “One of the main recent trends is the increasing use of helicopters in the world. Aircraft planned to... Read more

Russian Helicopters to take part in EDEX-2021

Russian Helicopters to take part in EDEX-2021

29-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present a wide range of military and civil helicopters to potential customers at the international defence exhibition EDEX-2021, which will be held from November 29 to December 2, 2021, in Cairo. At the holding’s exposition, guests and participants of the exhibition will have a chance... Read more

Rostec to Supply Two Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Bangladesh Police

Rostec to Supply Two Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Bangladesh Police

22-Nov-2021Source: Rostec

A contract has been concluded between Russian Helicopters Holding (a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) and Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh for the supply of two state-of-the-art Mi171A2 multipurpose heavy helicopters. The delivery is intended to be made in the first quarter of 2023. “The executed contract is a consistent step... Read more

Mi-28NE made its first demonstration flight abroad

Mi-28NE made its first demonstration flight abroad

19-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Mi-28NE attack helicopter manufactured by “Russian Helicopters” Holding Company (Rostec State Corporation) made its first demonstration flight as a part of the flight program at Dubai Airshow 2021 international exhibition. Guests and participants had the opportunity to enjoy complex aerobatics of the combat helicopter with the unique maneuverability. Famous Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter in its... Read more

Rostec and AJ Holding set up a helicopter sales JV

Rostec and AJ Holding set up a helicopter sales JV

18-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation and the UAE company AJ Holding LLC set up a joint venture Alpha Aviation LLC in the Ajman Free Zone to promote and sell Russian civilian helicopters abroad. The key market for Alpha Aviation will be the Middle East, where it is expected to sell more than 20... Read more

Rostec starts flight testing upgraded Ka-32A11M

Rostec starts flight testing upgraded Ka-32A11M

16-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The upgraded Ka-32A11M firefighting helicopter produced by the JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) took off for the first time and began flight tests. The machine fitted with new engines, radio-electronic equipment and fire-extinguishing system is to undergo preliminary and certification tests in 2022-2023, after which it will be available for Russian and... Read more

Attack helicopter Mi-28NE makes first demo flights outside Russia

Attack helicopter Mi-28NE makes first demo flights outside Russia

16-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

As part of the flight program of the international exhibition Dubai Airshow -2021, the Mi-28NE attack helicopter manufactured by the Russian Helicopters holding (Rostec State Corporation) made its first demonstration flight. Guests and participants could see the complex aerobatics of a combat helicopter with unique maneuverability. The famous Russian attack helicopter Mi-28 in export modification debuted at Dubai Airshow-2021. This... Read more

Russian Helicopters opens new logistics center in Ulan-Ude

Russian Helicopters opens new logistics center in Ulan-Ude

9-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation has put into operation in Ulan-Ude one of the largest logistics centers in the Far Eastern Federal District with an area of ​​over 33 thousand square meters. m. On the territory of the complex, warehouses of various departments of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, laboratories of incoming... Read more

Russian Helicopters to present Ansat and Mi-171A2 at SITDEF-2021

Russian Helicopters to present Ansat and Mi-171A2 at SITDEF-2021

26-Oct-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) to take part in the eighth International Exhibition of Defense, Security and Disaster Prevention Technologies SITDEF-2021 to be held in Lima from October 28 to 31 on the grounds of the Peruvian Army’s main headquarters. This year holding presents a civil range of Russian helicopters – scale models... Read more

Evolution of the Mi-8

Evolution of the Mi-8

13-Oct-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

At the National Center for Helicopter Engineering named after M.L. Mil and N.I. Kamov completed development work to improve the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopter. According to the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec state corporation), the updated machine meets all the modern requirements of the army aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation. The next stage is mass production... Read more

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

12-Sep-21 RA-06238 Robinson R44 Zheleznodorozhny, Russia

12-Sep-2021

Reportedly due to instrument issues, helicopter landed in shallow river in four feet of water 2 people on board exited without injury... Read more

Russian Helicopters and Maritime University to partner on UAV research

Russian Helicopters and Maritime University to partner on UAV research

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

AAC Progress of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Maritime State University signed an agreement on the joint creation of the Aviation and Marine Unmanned Systems Research and Production Cluster, which will consolidate competencies in the field of unmanned aircraft and unmanned maritime systems. The signing ceremony took place... Read more

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief, within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum, signed an agreement for the supply of four Arctic Mi helicopters -8AMTSH-VA. The document was signed by the... Read more

Russian Defence Minister views new Mi-8MTV-5M

Russian Defence Minister views new Mi-8MTV-5M

31-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) was visited by a delegation from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation headed by Sergei Shoigu within the framework of a visit to the Republic of Tatarstan. The Russian Defense Minister was shown a modernized version of the... Read more

Russian Helicopters finances Ka52M production with 40 billion rubles from PSB

Russian Helicopters finances Ka52M production with 40 billion rubles from PSB

26-Aug-2021Source: Rus

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and Promsvyazbank (PSB) during the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum signed a loan agreement on the allocation of Progress AAK about 40 billion rubles to financially support the implementation of the contract under the state defense order concluded between the enterprise and the Ministry of Defense... Read more

Russian Helicopters presents future cockpit concept at Army-2021 forum

Russian Helicopters presents future cockpit concept at Army-2021 forum

25-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation, within the framework of the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum, presented a layout of the cockpit of promising Russian helicopters, made taking into account modern requirements for ergonomics and functionality. This model will allow to work out several technologies at once, including the use of a sensor “glass... Read more

Russian Helicopters outlines their offering at Army 2021 show

Russian Helicopters outlines their offering at Army 2021 show

24-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation will present a wide range of military helicopters within the framework of the Army-2021 international military-technical forum. The static exposition near pavilion A will house the Mi-28NE attack helicopter, as well as the Mi-35M and Mi-35P combat transport helicopters. These vehicles are equipped with a wide... Read more

Kazan Helicopters receives approval for Ansat simulator

Kazan Helicopters receives approval for Ansat simulator

18-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) received permission from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to operate the Ansat helicopter simulator for Russian civil aviation pilots. The simulator is approved by the Federal Air Transport Agency to conduct training for the type of aircraft, periodic training... Read more

Exclases Group delivers first AW109S Trekker into Russian market

Exclases Group delivers first AW109S Trekker into Russian market

3-Aug-2021Source: Exclases Group

The first light twin-engine AW109 Trekker helicopter was delivered to Russia. “A new type of helicopter for Russia will become a leader in its niche due to its outstanding technical characteristics and an optimal combination of price, quality and safety,” said Pavel Ploshansky, CEO of Exclases Group. The operator of the first AW109 Trekker in... Read more

Russian Helicopters signed a contract for the delivery of the Ka-62

Russian Helicopters signed a contract for the delivery of the Ka-62

27-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprombank Leasing Group have signed an agreement within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, providing for mutual cooperation of the parties in organizing the delivery of three Ka-62 helicopters. The leasing company has agreed on the possibility of acquiring the Ka-62 multipurpose vehicle... Read more

Russian Helicopters to develop helicopter transportation in the Far East

Russian Helicopters to develop helicopter transportation in the Far East

27-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (Rostec State Corporation), the state development corporation VEB.RF, NPO Conversion and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic signed a four-way agreement on the development of helicopter transportation within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon in the Far Eastern Federal District.... Read more

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) for the first time presented its new project BAS-200 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 – a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle. This aircraft will become the first unmanned participant in the air show’s flight program in history. The maximum takeoff weight of the... Read more

Russian Helicopters will supply 50 new aircraft for UTair

Russian Helicopters will supply 50 new aircraft for UTair

26-Jul-2021Source: UTair

Helicopter Services JSC and Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed an agreement on the supply of 50 Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) helicopters within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon – 2021. The document was signed by the Airline CEO UTair Andrey Martirosov and General Director of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky. The agreement... Read more

Russian Helicopters presented a new modification of the Ka-226T at MAKS-2021

Russian Helicopters presented a new modification of the Ka-226T at MAKS-2021

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation), within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, for the first time presented a sample of the latest modification of the Ka-226T light helicopter manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. A prototype of the helicopter was presented at the airshow, which will... Read more

STLC leases Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia

STLC leases Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has leased the Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia as part of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. Since 2019, Convers Avia has been the current lessee of STLC; earlier, three leasing agreements were concluded under the state program for Mi-8 helicopters. In June 2021, STLC and Convers... Read more

STLC hands over Ansat helicopter to RusAvia

STLC hands over Ansat helicopter to RusAvia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLK) has leased the Ansat helicopter to RusAvia on the sidelines of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. RusAvia is a new client for STLC, the first lease agreement under the STLC program with state co-financing for the Ansat helicopter was concluded in June 2021. One of the main... Read more

STLC delivers a Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter to KrasAvia

STLC delivers a Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter to KrasAvia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has leased the Mi-8 MTV1 helicopter to KrasAvia as part of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. KrasAvia is a long-time partner of STLC; since 2012, five leasing agreements have been concluded with the airline for 3 L-410 aircraft, 2 Robinson R-66 helicopters and a Mi-8 helicopter. In... Read more

Yeltsovka signs for eight Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters

Yeltsovka signs for eight Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLK) and CJSC Aviation Enterprise Yeltsovka signed an agreement of intent to lease 8 Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters in 2022-2023. The agreement was signed within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. The delivery of new aircraft will allow Yeltsovka to modernize and expand its aircraft fleet, increase... Read more

MAKS-2021 to host premieres of three helicopter models

MAKS-2021 to host premieres of three helicopter models

21-Jul-2021Source: Rostec

The Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation will hold several premieres of civil helicopter industry during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. The public will get to see demonstrations of Mi-171A3, Ka-32A11M and Ansat-M helicopters. Mi-171A3 is the first Russian helicopter designed for offshore operations and maintenance of offshore drilling platforms. It... Read more

Russian Helicopters parent launches engineer training program

Russian Helicopters parent launches engineer training program

9-Jul-2021Source: Rostec

Rostec has announced the start of the all-Russian training program for engineers of a new generation for the aircraft industry “Wings of Rostec”. The project covers nine key specialized universities in Moscow, Ufa, Samara, Rybinsk, Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Perm, Irkutsk and Novosibirsk. Students participating in the program will receive motivational payments from the State Corporation in... Read more

Mi-8 Made Its First Flight 60 Years Ago

Mi-8 Made Its First Flight 60 Years Ago

25-Jun-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

60 years ago, on June 24, 1961, Mi-8 took off for the first time, ultimately becoming the most widely used twin-engine helicopter in aviation history. It is called the “helicopter with hundred professions” that can be seen all over the world: over 13,000 have been delivered to more than 80 countries. The development of Mi-8... Read more

39th Anniversary of First Flight of Ka-50

39th Anniversary of First Flight of Ka-50

22-Jun-2021Source: Rostec

39 years ago, on 17 June 1982, test pilot Nikolai Bezdetnov of the Kamov Design Bureau (currently National Helicopter Center Mil&Kamov, part of the Russian Helicopters holding company under Rostec State Corporation) made the first flight on a prototype of the Ka-50 multipurpose attack helicopter, also known as the “Black Shark.” According to Bezdetnov, the... Read more

Rostec Starts Testing Components of the Next-Generation PD-35 Engine in 2021

Rostec Starts Testing Components of the Next-Generation PD-35 Engine in 2021

17-Jun-2021Source: Rostec

United Engine Corporation of Rostec will begin testing the gas generator components of the PD-35 ultra-high-thrust turbojet engine in autumn 2021. The new components are characterized by their increased size, and unique equipment for processing large-sized parts is used in their production. “The development project for the PD-35 engine, used on wide-body airliners, is approaching... Read more

Rostec Tests Ansat Fuel Tank by Dropping It from 15 Meters

Rostec Tests Ansat Fuel Tank by Dropping It from 15 Meters

16-Jun-2021Source: Rostec

The Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation has successfully tested the additional fuel tank of the Ansat helicopter for resistance during an emergency landing. Certification tests were carried out at the Kazan Helicopters plant by dropping a tank filled with a contrast liquid from a height of 15.2 meters. This kind of... Read more

Ka-62 Gets Improved Equipment Management System

Ka-62 Gets Improved Equipment Management System

15-Jun-2021Source: Rostec

Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) of Rostec State Corporation will showcase an improved equipment management system for Ka-62 multipurpose helicopters in the international air show MAKS-2021. The updated system will reduce crew workload and overall weight of the helicopter’s systems, also making them easier to maintain.  The General Helicopter Equipment Management System (SUOVO) was developed by... Read more

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

3-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first H135 with the Helionix system began operating in Russia. The car was purchased by a private client to replace the previous version of the H135. “Today the H135 is the most affordable twin-engine helicopter on the market, approved for instrument flights. The 4-channel autopilot in combination with the Helionix® avionics suite significantly reduces pilot workload. Due... Read more

UEC VK-650V engines to be repaired in mobile service units

UEC VK-650V engines to be repaired in mobile service units

3-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporatio

As part of the report at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2021, UEC-Klimov JSC (part of the United Engine Corporation Rostec) presented the concept of servicing the new VK-650V helicopter engine using mobile units. The VK-650V engine has a take-off power of 650 hp and is designed to operate as part of the Russian Ka-226T... Read more

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus certified the first distributor of its own helicopters in Russia. It is the Gorka business aviation innovation center, which will now be able to offer Russian customers civilian Airbus helicopters: single-engine H125, H130 and twin-engine H135 and H145. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus... Read more

UEC completes VK-1600V engine design using only 3D modeling

UEC completes VK-1600V engine design using only 3D modeling

2-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporation

For the first time in Russian history, the United Engine Corporation Rostec designed a VK-1600V helicopter engine using only 3D modeling. All design documentation for the power plant demonstrator created at UEC-Klimov has been released in electronic form. The use of 3D design has a number of significant advantages: ease of reading, the use of... Read more

UTair-Engineering received Airbus approval certificate

UTair-Engineering received Airbus approval certificate

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following the audit, Airbus once again certified UTair-Engineering JSC as an authorized maintenance center for helicopters of the European aviation concern in Russia. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus Expo. “At present, UTair-Engineering is the only service center for Airbus helicopters approved... Read more

Airbus took H125 to HeliRussia 2021

Airbus took H125 to HeliRussia 2021

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus will take part in the 13th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2021, which will be held May 20-22 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the stand (pavilion 1, hall 3) the company will show a light single-engine helicopter H125, owned by a private customer. The H125 outperforms all other single engine helicopters in its class... Read more

Rostec to Grow Parts for the Ka-62 Engine

Rostec to Grow Parts for the Ka-62 Engine

24-May-2021Source: Rostec

The Additive Technologies Center of Rostec State Corporation has put into operation a laser printer with the largest available build volume in Russia. The new equipment will make it possible to use additive technology to “grow” large-sized parts for the next-generation VK-1600V engine used in Ka-62 helicopter. New engine components will be created using Russian materials and the... Read more

Rostec to Increase Share in the Global Helicopter Engine Market to 20% by 2035

Rostec to Increase Share in the Global Helicopter Engine Market to 20% by 2035

24-May-2021Source: Rostec

Russian share in the world market for helicopter engines ranges between 10 to 12 percent. This was reported to TASS by the Deputy General Director – General Designer of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation), Yuri Shmotin. “Today UEC is represented on the global helicopter engine market by two types of motors: TV3-117/VK-2500 and TV7-117V.... Read more

17-May-21 RA-????? Robinson R44 Mudyug Island, Russia (1F)

17-May-21 RA-????? Robinson R44 Mudyug Island, Russia (1F)

17-May-2021

Russian Investigative Committee statement “According to preliminary data, the crash of a Robinson helicopter near the island of Mudyug in the Arkhanglesk region was reported at 21:25 Moscow time on May 17, 2021. The helicopter set off from the Vaskovo airport in the Arkhangelsk region. As a result of the crash, one person died, two were... Read more

Rostec to present updated Ka-32A11M at MAKS airshow

Rostec to present updated Ka-32A11M at MAKS airshow

13-May-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present a modernized Ka-32A11M fire-fighting helicopter at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, held in Zhukovsky near Moscow in July. Ka-32 modernization program includes a glass cockpit with an avionics system, more powerful VK-2500PS-02 engines and a new fire extinguishing system. “Ka-32 is recognized all over... Read more

17-Apr-21 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Ilsky, Russia (1F)

17-Apr-21 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Ilsky, Russia (1F)

17-Apr-2021

Helicopter crashed during low level agricultural spraying operations.  Pilot received fatal injuries  ... Read more

Russian Helicopters ready to repair Brazilian Mi-35Ms

Russian Helicopters ready to repair Brazilian Mi-35Ms

14-Apr-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] The corresponding contracts were signed by the Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) in November – December 2020 with the Brazilian Industria de Aviacao e Servisos (IAS), an authorized company of the Brazilian Air Force. According to the contracts, the Russian Helicopters holding will ensure the supply of group repair... Read more

Thailand takes delivery of three more Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Thailand takes delivery of three more Mi-17V-5 helicopters

12-Apr-2021Source: Embassy of the Russian Federation

[electronic translation] On March 26, 2021, Russia completed the transfer to Thailand of three Mi-17V-5 multipurpose helicopters, which were purchased as part of Thailand’s state program to provide assistance to the population during natural disasters. The helicopter handover ceremony took place at the U-Tapao airbase with the participation of the Russian Ambassador to Thailand E.Yu.... Read more

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

16-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2020, Airbus Helicopters signed contracts for the supply of helicopters with 19 customers. Orders were placed for the popular single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters, as well as the twin-engine world bestsellers H135 and H145. Among other things, the company received the first order from a Russian client for the newest ACH145 helicopter with an... Read more

Belarus will receive new Mi-35s from Russia

Belarus will receive new Mi-35s from Russia

25-Jan-2021Source: Defence Blog

Four Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopters will arrive for the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to sources in the Belarusian Defense Ministry. See Full Story.... Read more

Russia certifies Guimbal G2 Cabri

Russia certifies Guimbal G2 Cabri

19-Jan-2021Source: Guimbal

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency – FATA – delivered to Helicopteres Guimbal on December, 24th, the validation Type Certificate for the Cabri G2 helicopter. This significant certification is a conclusion to a process started in 2019 which included extensive technical exchanges and a thorough flight evaluation. Russia has one of the largest experience in... Read more

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