Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has launched a 3D modelling app for computers and laptops with Windows and Mac OS. This unique app makes it possible for people to find out more about the range of different models of Russian Helicopters, and also to go on virtual tours, including of a VIP helicopter. This is the first development of its kind in Russia and the CIS.
The configuration app is built like a 3D construction kit and makes it possible to 'assemble' a unique model meeting each user's individual requirements. Every model can be enhanced with the specific equipment and functions the user requires. This new system makes it possible to quickly and easily review the helicopters' parameters and capabilities, and to explore its systems and components.
'The app is an excellent tool, which enables potential customers to independently review the different possible configurations of the various different models of Russian-made helicopters,' said Head of Russian Helicopters CEO Administration Yury Kaptelkin. 'In addition, it makes it possible to carry out a presentation efficiently, not only with a view to selling the product, but for educational purposes, interesting young people in the helicopter industry.'
On Windows, the new app can be downloaded from Russian Helicopters' official website. Just click on the model of helicopter that interests you and then click ‘download for Windows.’ The app is available for free at Google Play. An iPad app will soon be available via App Store.
The Russian Helicopters website also features new Production Technology content, which offers an overview of the latest technologies employed in the production of systems and components for modern helicopters. After selecting the technology that is of interest, the online platform 'takes' the user to the enterprise where it is used. The online visual archive (comprising photos and videos) then offers a detailed insight into how helicopters are built – from the production of individual components to the final assembly.
This is not Russian Helicopters' first successful 3D online project. Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which designs Mi- series helicopters, already boasts an efficient digital helicopter design system. That system also operates at several other Russian Helicopters companies.
There are many companies within Russia, and globally, that claim their products are fully 3D designed, but this bold claim does not always correspond to the reality. In many instances, the blueprints remain the real design documents. Mastering a new approach to design, in which the digital model truly is the fundamental design document, marks a new phase in the development of modern design.
Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014 its IFRS revenues increased 22,8% to RUB 169,8 billion. Deliveries reached 271 helicopters.
State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, five of them are involved in civil industries and 22 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2013 amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. The tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 138 billion.