Russian Helicopters to showcase in-demand models at ILA 2012
10.09.2012 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in the ILA Berlin Air Show 2012, which runs from 11-16 September in Berlin. The Company’s display will be located at Booth 1305 in Hall 1.

Russian Helicopters will showcase its current line-up of helicopters including the Ka-32A11BC, which is one of the Company’s most popular models and is used in EU countries for fire-fighting missions, alongside the advanced multirole Mi-38 and Ka-62, as well as the new medium multirole Mi-171A2, the latest model in the Mi-8/17 family.

The Russian-built Ka-32A11BC has a successful track record of service with fire-fighting and law-enforcement agencies. It is also used for medevac missions in disaster zones around the world.

The Ka-32A11BC received EASA certification in 2009, and is now used in EU countries including Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.

The new Mi-38 is a next-generation transport and passenger helicopter capable of carrying up to 30 people or loads of as much as 7 tons with safety and comfort standards that are among the best in its class. Two prototypes have already been made – the OP-1, using TV7-117B engines, and the OP-2, with engines by Pratt & Whitney – and a third and fourth are currently being built. Certification of the Mi-38 is planned for 2014.

The multi-role Ka-62 was unveiled to the global commercial market at Farnborough 2012. Constructed using the latest technologies and materials, the Ka-62 is a single-rotor design with a shrouded vertically mounted multi-blade tail rotor. It is designed for corporate use, and search-and-rescue and medical missions, and can also be deployed in the oil and gas sector.

The Mi-171A2 is the long-awaited latest model in the Mi-8/17 family – one of the most popular helicopters in the world. The Mi-171A2’s modern equipment, exceptional build quality and advanced operating systems reduce the cost per flight hour, increasing the helicopter’s operational efficiency.

The ILA Berlin Air Show takes place every two years, and is organised by the Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie (BDLI).

It is one of the world’s largest and oldest aerospace trade shows, having first been held in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1909. ILA 2012 will take place in the new Berlin ExpoCenter Airport at Schönefeld, 2km from the previous exhibition space and 18km south-east of Berlin. At ILA 2010, 1,153 exhibitors from 47 countries took part, 295 aircraft were displayed and business agreements worth a total of at least USD 16.5 billion were signed.

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Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It 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 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.

Partners of Russian Helicopters: AirTaxi Service (interior completions and maintenance); Tranzas (software, navigation systems, aviation simulators); CSTS Dinamika (technical training means for aviation flight and engineering personnel); BETA AIR (testing equipment and aviation electronics); Ural Works of Civil Aviation (repair of helicopter engines and components, as well as gearboxes).

Russian Technologies State Corporation was established in November 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products. The Corporation includes 22 directly managed companies and 17 holdings, of which 12 are in the defence sector and five in civil industry. In total Russian Technologies comprises 592 companies. The Corporation has its headquarters in Moscow, and has a presence in 60 of Russia’s regions. It exports its products to 70 countries.

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