Russian Helicopters showcase commercial helicopters at Mexico aerospace fair
23.04.2015 / Mexico City

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is taking part in the international exhibition Mexico's Aerospace Fair 2015, which will run from 22 to 25 April, at Military Airbase No. 1, located in Santa Lucía, Mexico. Russian Helicopters’ exhibition can be found at stand C-1-02b, pavilion C. At the event, Russian Helicopters will showcase its latest commercial helicopters and update regional partners on plans for developing its maintenance and service centre provision.

The latest Mi-8/17 helicopters will be showcased at the exhibition in a variety of configurations – including the VIP model. This series has, for years, taken a leading position among medium helicopters and is a success in both its commercial and military variants. High flight capabilities, reliability, multi-functionality, all-weather operability, ease of use and maintenance are key qualities that have earned it the trust of operators worldwide.

Visitors to Mexico's Aerospace Fair 2015 will also have the opportunity to review upcoming developments from Russian Helicopters – the light Ka-226T and multirole Mi-171A2. The Ka-226T is a light multirole helicopter, which can be operated in dense urban areas and in mountainous locations. The Ka-226T is fitted with powerful, efficient Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 engines and the latest avionics. It boasts a low noise level and meets the latest environmental requirements. In March 2015, Russian Helicopters' received AR IAC certification for the Ka-226T, a modernised version of the previously certified Ka-226. Certification of this new light helicopter model opens up broader commercial opportunities for Russian Helicopters.

The Mi-171A2, created on the basis of the Mi-8/17 series, combining that rich operational history with the latest technological developments. The Mi-171A2 can be operated in high mountainous areas, hot and tropical climates, extreme temperatures, and very dusty environments. It does not need to be kept in a hangar for storage or maintenance. Russian Helicopters launched flight tests on the Mi-171A2 in November 2014.

Mexico's Armed Forces and Police operate Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters, which are known for their universality, endurance, resilience, and ease of use.

Mexico is home to a major service centre for the maintenance of Russian-made helicopters, and Russian Helicopters is looking at expanding its maintenance centre operations in the country. Providing high-quality maintenance and aftersales service worldwide is a key priority for Russian Helicopters, as it plans to further develop its global network in line with the highest current international standards.

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. 

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