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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

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-2020

Accident on training flight.  Two POB both injured and airlifted out.  Helicopter ended up on its port side EMERCOM photo... Read more

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

24-Nov-2020

Airport ramp floodlight mast fell onto boom, possibly caused by main blades striking it first.  Video shows tail rotor separating from boom prior to the mast falling 3POB not injured... Read more

Rosoboronexport celebrates 20 years

Rosoboronexport celebrates 20 years

5-Nov-2020Source: Rosoboronexport

November 4, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation). The company was established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation as part of the reform of the country’s military-technical cooperation system. Before 2000, deliveries of Russian arms to the world market were made by Rosvooruzhenie and Promexport... Read more

Russia to open military office in Serbia

Russia to open military office in Serbia

22-Oct-2020Source: Reuters

Russia has authorised its defence ministry to open an office in Serbia, a government document showed, as Moscow pushes to expand military ties with its traditional Balkan ally even as Belgrade seeks to join the European Union. See Full Story.   ... Read more

20-Oct-20 RA-04327 Robinson R44 Bobrovskoye, Russia (4F)

20-Oct-20 RA-04327 Robinson R44 Bobrovskoye, Russia (4F)

20-Oct-2020

The helicopter was en route Vologda – Veliky Ustyug and crashed into the Sukhona River near the Bobrovskoye settlement of the Nyuksensky District, after flying into powerlines.  Three villages suffered power failure. Operated by Aerosoyuz, the four occupants on board all died in the accident.  They included Oleg Vasiliev, the general director of JSC “Ded Moroz”,... Read more

Russia works on hybrid power plant helicopter with AI

Russia works on hybrid power plant helicopter with AI

8-Oct-2020Source: TASS

Specialists at the Russian Foundation of Advanced Research Projects and the holding company Helicopters of Russia have finalized a preliminary project for a helicopter of the future, equipped with a hybrid power plant and artificial intelligence, the foundation’s press-service has told TASS. See Full Story. ... Read more

26-Aug-20 RA-04393 Robinson R44 Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

26-Aug-20 RA-04393 Robinson R44 Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

26-Aug-2020

Details sketchy, but helicopter damaged and 2 of 4 POB were injured.... Read more

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

20-Aug-2020

Heavy landing, damaging the landing gear.  No injuries to 17 POB Helicopter was en route from Tashtagol to Kemerovo... Read more

Russian Helicopters takes leasing company to court

Russian Helicopters takes leasing company to court

24-Jun-2020

Local news sources in Moscow are reporting that the Moscow Arbitration Court received a lawsuit from Russian Helicopters against the National Leasing Company for Industrial Development. The amount of claims exceeds $39M equivalent. The National Aviation Aviation Service is also named as a third party in case file A40-102205 / 2020). Details of the dispute... Read more

Two Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters to be delivered to Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan

Two Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters to be delivered to Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan

17-Jun-2020Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Two MI-8MTV5-1 helicopters will be delivered to the Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan. By the end of June 2020, the air base will receive two modernized MI-8MTV5-1 helicopters equipped with onboard defense systems. In addition, the cockpit is equipped with lighting devices adapted for the use of night vision goggles which enable  to carry out... Read more

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17s with Night Vision Goggles

Indian Air Force upgrades Mi-17s with Night Vision Goggles

4-Jun-2020Source: The Tribune

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is indigenising Russian night vision goggles that are used by pilots flying the Mi-17 medium lift helicopter. See Full Story. ... Read more

HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

14-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Practically every industry event from mid March to the end of July – and some beyond – have been postponed or cancelled. HeliRussia is no exception, and this large industry event has postponed its dates to the autumn. Instead of running next week 21-23 May, the “13th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia” it will now... Read more

HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

7-Apr-2020Source: HeliRussia

The organisers of HeliRussia, reputedly the world’s second largest helicopter industry event, have announced today that the event will not be running on 21-24 May and has been postponed to the autumn.  Here is an electronic translation of their statement:- Considering the adverse epidemiological situation and the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation... Read more

PWC adds Russian maintenance facility for Ansat helicopters

PWC adds Russian maintenance facility for Ansat helicopters

22-Nov-2019Source: Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Helicopter Services Company (HSC) in Moscow, Russia as a designated maintenance facility (DMF) for Kazan Ansat PW207K civil helicopter engine customers. HSC will support customers in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. HSC will offer engine maintenance training, line... Read more

Nigera signs contract with Russia

Nigera signs contract with Russia

29-Oct-2019Source: TheDefensePost

The government of Nigeria has signed a contract with Russia for the supply of 12 Mi-35 helicopter gunships, media reported on Wednesday, October 23. See Full Story.... Read more

Russia’s state Medevac programme on life-support

Russia’s state Medevac programme on life-support

10-Oct-2019Source: Russian Aviation INSIDER

The Russian authorities are looking for ways to improve the contractual process and the real-time monitoring and control of medevac service suppliers. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Russian operator Skypro adds fourth AW139

Russian operator Skypro adds fourth AW139

12-Sep-2019Source: Skypro

SKYPRO HELIKOPTERS LLC, part of the companies operating under the single SKYPRO brand, has expanded its Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet to four aircraft. Thus, the company becomes the largest private operator of Leonardo AW139 helicopters in Russia. The new helicopter was made in Italy, has a cabin configuration of 8 seats and will soon begin... Read more

Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup

Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup

23-Aug-2019Source: FAI

In the third stage of the 2019 Helicopter World Cup held in Belarus last week, the formidable Russian duo of Elena Prokofyeva and Diana Riiazova remained overall leaders in the General Class, despite having been knocked off the top spots during the actual competition. Last year’s winners, the equally impressive Russian Masters Class crew of Yury... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

22-May-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

In order to support the existing – and upcoming – operators in Russia, Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a partnership with Citicopter, to become its official distributor in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States for Arriel and Arrius engine families and associated services and support products. Safran powered Helicopter operated in Russia are directly supported... Read more

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

15-May-2019Source: Rostec

“Russia and Belarus are strategic partners in military and technical cooperation. Since 2001, the volume of cooperation between Rosoboronexport and Belarus has exceeded $1 bln. The scope is unbelievable covering almost every line from the supply of end products and components to joint researches and defense projects,” said Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev. The company’s... Read more

Russian Helicopters plans on ditching western-built engines

Russian Helicopters plans on ditching western-built engines

22-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters has announced that they plan to locally build engines for all light helicopters, rather than rely on foreign engines. They have sent the technical requirements to United Engine Corporation, for the development of Ka-226 and Ka-62 engines. They do not want to prohibit the supply of western engines, but are focusing on local... Read more

Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

20-Feb-2019Source: Rostec State Corporation

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, is showcasing the best products from the Russian defense industry at the Aero India 2019 International Aerospace Exhibition, which will be held from February 20 to 24 at the Yelahanka Air Base in Bangalore, India. “Russia is implementing major and ambitious high-tech manufacturing projects with India, which... Read more

Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

6-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has signed a firm contract with a Russian customer for the supply of a H145 helicopter in the ACH Line configuration from Airbus Corporate Helicopters. This is the first order from Russia for the newest version of this multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The ACH145 model in the ACH Line configuration is notable for improved ergonomics,... Read more

Serbia to Order more Mi-17/Mi-35s from Russia

Serbia to Order more Mi-17/Mi-35s from Russia

23-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Serbia has recently ordered 3 additional Mi-17 transport helicopters and 7 Mi-35 combat helicopters from Russia. Serbian President Aleksander Vucic has commented that he is happy with the military-technical cooperation between Serbia and Russia, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

Southeast Asian countries to get acquainted with the latest VK-2500PS-03

Southeast Asian countries to get acquainted with the latest VK-2500PS-03

26-Nov-2018Source: Klimov

[Electronic Translation] Customers from South-East Asia will be able to familiarize themselves with the capabilities of VK-2500PS-03 – the newest Russian turboshaft engine, created by ODK-Klimov JSC. Two engines of this type are part of the powerplant of the Mi-171A2 helicopter, which takes part in a demonstration tour of the Russian Helicopters holding company in... Read more

New Russian High-Speed Helicopter

New Russian High-Speed Helicopter

19-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Kamov Design Bureau has revealed images of their new high-speed helicopter that is under development. The design includes new engines, coaxial rotors and internal weapons bays. They have incorporated two fan engines that drive the main rotors, emulating the Sikorsky S-97, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

China and Russia ready to sign on heavy-lift helicopter

China and Russia ready to sign on heavy-lift helicopter

6-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

China and Russia have concluded discussions on a joint venture creating a heavy-lift helicopter and are ready to sign a general contract. China’s Avicopter will oversee most of the development and designs and Russia’s Russian Helicopters will be developing certain angles and components, reports TASS.  ... Read more

Russian Helicopters to start Exporting Ansat Helicopters

Russian Helicopters to start Exporting Ansat Helicopters

13-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Russian Helicopters has joined with Rosaviatsiya to start exporting Ansat helicopters. They hope that once Rosaviatsiya validates the certifications, they will be able to start exporting in 2019. Rosaviatsiya has begun talks with Chinese authorities as well as Indian, Mexican, Columbian and Brazilian, reports TASS.... Read more

Aviapatrul orders two Ansat from Russian Helicopters

Aviapatrul orders two Ansat from Russian Helicopters

11-Sep-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

In the framework of the International Exhibition and Scientific Conference on Hydroaviation “Hydroaviasalon-2018” in Gelendzhik, an agreement was signed between PJSC “Kazan Helicopter Plant” Holding Russian Helicopters and Aviapatrul LLC on the purchase of two Ansat helicopters. It is planned that helicopters will be delivered in a universal version, and the place of their operation... Read more

Avialift Vladivostok orders Kamov Ka32

Avialift Vladivostok orders Kamov Ka32

10-Sep-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters and Avialift Vladivostok have signed a contract for the delivery of the medium-sized multipurpose Ka-32A11BC helicopter in cargo performance as part of the Gidroaviasalon-2018 international exhibition. The deputy director general of the holding “Russian Helicopters” on sales of civil helicopter equipment Dmitry Danilov and the general director of Avialift Vladivostok JSC Sergey Gutsaluk... Read more

Egypt Receives new Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters

Egypt Receives new Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Egyptian Military has received 12 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters from Russia. The agreement between Russia and Egypt were 46 new Ka-52s by 2019, reports Defence Web.... Read more

Heliport of Russia delivers R44 with autopilot

Heliport of Russia delivers R44 with autopilot

18-Jun-2018Source: Vertolet

The Heliports group of companies supplied the private owner with the next Robinson R44 helicopter. This is one of the first helicopters of this type in Russia, equipped with the Garmin G500H flight navigation system and the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS autopilot system. Currently, the aircraft is being assembled at the aviation-technical base of the Heliport of... Read more

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