- History & Heritage
- Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
- Helicopter Service Company
- Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant
- Kamov Design Bureau
- Aircraft Repair Plant No. 356
- Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant
- Aircraft Repair Plant No. 419
- Kazan Helicopters
- CPL HI Procurement
- Aircraft Repair Plant No. 810
- Aircraft Repair Plant No. 12
- Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company
- Aircraft Repair Plant No. 150
- Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise
- Stupino Machine Production Plant
- Quality Assurance System
- Energy Efficiency
- Social Responsibility
The desire to fly is hardwired into us. The opportunities that flight gives us are truly boundless. Little wonder, then, that the first attempts to build flying machines were made several hundred years ago.
The first mention of helicopter-like machines came in China, in the 4th Century AD. Leonardo da Vinci designed aircraft in 1475. In 1920, Juan de la Cierva unveiled the autogiro.
Nikolay Kamov was one of the founders of the Russian school of helicopter manufacturing. He was the first to coin the Russian word for helicopter: vertolyot. Before then the word helicopter, with its Greek roots, was all there was. The first recorded official use of the Russian word came on 8 February 1929, in the minutes of the OSOAVIAKHIM Central Committee Engineering Commission meeting chaired by Boris Yuriev.
The intensive development seen in the helicopter sector testifies to man’s ever-increasing hunger for the opportunities that flight offers.
- to 1940
Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American inventor and aircraft designer, responsible for creating the single-rotor helicopter, is born.
Nikolai Kamov, the brilliant designer, builds the first KASKR-1 gyroplane. The A-7 gyroplane was later built at the Central Aero-hydrodynamic Institute’s special construction centre.
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute forms a helicopter laboratory led by legendary helicopter designer Mikhail Mil.
Test and construction bureau formed, led by Mikhail Mil.
First super-light Ka-8 built.
Test pilot R.I. Kaprelyan makes the first flight in the heavy transport Mi-6, which paved the way for Russian superiority in civilian-use heavy helicopters.
The Ka-18 completes state testing and enters serial production: 111 are produced over a 20-year period.
The experimental V-7 series, with wing-mounted turbojet engines, enters production.
Mi-28N night Hunter, a day-night all-weather military helicopter designed to carry out search and destroy operations against tanks, armoured vehicles and personnel, to destroy protected sites and defence installations, to fly search-and-destroy operations against boats and other small naval vessels; and to combat low-speed and low-altitude enemy aircraft, makes its maiden flight.
OJSC Kamov established
New ultra-heavy multi-role Mi-38 makes its maiden flight. The multirole Mi-38 helicopter can be used for passenger and cargo transportation, as a VIP transport vehicle, on search-and-rescue missions, as an airborne hospital, and in offshore missions.
Russian Helicopters group formed. The group comprises design bureaux, helicopter plants, entities working to build, service and repair components, and service companies that provide post-sale services within Russia and internationally.