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Russian Helicopters showcases over 10 helicopters at MAKS-2015
25.08.2015 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, official partner of the MAKS-2015 international aviation and space salon, will showcase a wide range of helicopters at MAKS-2015, including over 10 military and commercial, series-produced and upcoming helicopters.

Military models supplied to Russian forces and international customers will include Mi-8/17 helicopters, the Ka-52 'Alligator' assault helicopter, the Mi-28NE Night Hunter and the multirole military Mi-38M helicopter – developed from the Mi-24. Visitors will be able to see the latest ship-borne Ka-52K helicopter developed from the Ka-52 on the large static display. Commercial models on show will include the new light multirole Ka-226T and the cargo transport, medevac and VIP variants of the Ansat. Visitors will also see upcoming commercial models – the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38.

For the first time, people attending MAKS-2015 will be able to view Russia’s only mobile helicopter service centre. This new centre has capacity for two fully-equipped Mi-17, Mi-27N, or Mi-35M helicopters, and also delivers a convenient environment in which to work on the helicopters. It takes four hours to put up one of these hangars.

A multimedia-rich display at the Russian Helicopters’ stand will help visitors learn more about the company’s product range: the 360° panoramic cinema provides an interactive projection of the different Mi-38 variants on offer (transport, passenger, VIP, medevac, search and rescue, offshore); the hypercube takes you on a virtual tour of the Mi-171A2 helicopter, and teaches you about its construction; and the touch-screen lets visitors view a number of interactive presentations and videos. There will also be a model of the warehouse section of the mobile service centre produced by Russian Helicopters' Helicopter Service Company.

During the flight programme, the Ka-52 Alligator will showcase its outstanding and unique flight capabilities in an impressive aerobatic display.

Visitors to MAKS-2015 will also have the opportunity to watch themed group flight displays – Parallel Drift and Search and Rescue.

During the Parallel Drift show, people will enjoy watching a racecar and an Ansat helicopter race, and execute in parallel the drift maneuver – the car on the ground and the helicopter in the air.

During the Search and Rescue show, the Ka-32A11BC helicopter will display its firefighting skills, extinguishing a blaze resulting from a major accident at a construction site. The Mi-17V-5 will investigate the collapse, and the medical Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters will evacuate the injured.

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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