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Russian Helicopters' Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant crowned Aviation Builder of the Year for achievements in developing the new Mi-38
31.10.2013 / Moscow

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, part of Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, is the winner of the Aviation Builder of the Year award for achievements in developing aircraft and components. The board of experts which judged the competition, initiated by the Union of Aviation Industrialists, a Russian non-commercial partnership, highly appraised the plant’s work on the project for the new Mi-38 cargo and passenger helicopter.

Representatives of Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant received the award on 31 October 2013, at a ceremony held in the Congress Centre of Moscow’s World Trade Centre.

The Russian Helicopters holding company, which brings together Russia's helicopter manufacturing capacities and the intellectual potential of the famous Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and Kamov Design Bureau, is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of helicopters in the world. Its impressive combination of unique experience and advanced solutions gives it the edge over competitors, allowing Russian-made helicopters to not only retain their traditional niches and markets, but also to widen them significantly. The company consistently invests in upgrades to its production facilities and the development of the latest technical solutions. One of the best examples of the company's productive use of innovation is the multi-role Mi-38 helicopter project. Work on this project was highly praised by the board of experts.

The new helicopter meets the very latest standards in international aviation. It is a progressive construction, noted for the integrated architecture of its on-board equipment. The main parts of the Mi-38's fuselage are made of aluminium alloys, and other parts and fixtures are made of steel, titanium and composite materials. The X-shaped tail rotor gives the Mi-38 excellent manoeuvrability, while the advanced construction of the six-blade main rotor ensures a high tractive force and a low vibration level. The blades are made of composite materials and equipped with an anti-icing system. The hub construction uses elastomeric bearings which do not require lubrication.

The Mi-38 helicopter can operate in a wide range of climatic conditions and can be stored outdoors. Russian Helicopters expects demand for the Mi-38 to be high in all its traditional markets. The Mi-38 is to go into serial production in 2015.

Russian Helicopters, JSC (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 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. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7 billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant is a Russian Helicopters company. The plant focuses on researching, designing, constructing and testing prototype helicopters. Since its establishment the plant has created 12 basic helicopter models including the Mi-8/17, Mi-35M, Mi-26, Mi-28, Mi-38 and numerous modifications. Today Mil helicopters operate in 110 countries and form the backbone of helicopter fleets in Russia, CIS and several countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.