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Russian Helicopters to showcase first Ansat at an exhibition in Mexico
27.04.2017 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature its serially produced commercial and military helicopters at the International Aerospace Exhibition FAMEX 2017, April 26-29, in Santa Lucía, Mexico City, Mexico. 

“We see Mexico as one of our main partners in Latin America.  This country operates a significant number of Russian-made helicopters, so in the course of negotiations at the forthcoming exhibition we will pay key attention to service and after-sales support.  Additionally, we want to acquaint our Mexican partners with the Ansat light helicopter, which, due to numerous modifications, is capable of solving tasks of both civil and security agencies. The helicopter is successfully operated in Russia and already has foreign customers,” said Russian Helicopters deputy CEO for aftersales service Igor Chechikov. 

At the exhibition, specialists from Russian Helicopters will present a wide range of civil multirole rotorcraft. Guests will have a chance to have a look at Ansat in its VIP modification and at multirole Ka-32A11BC in the firefighting mode. The military model range will be represented by the Mi-17V-5 transport helicopter.  Apart from that, Rosoboronexport’s stand will feature a model of the Ka-226T helicopter.  As part of the exhibition, Russian delegation anticipates an extensive business program aimed at closer cooperation with Latin American countries. 

Currently, there are more than 50 Russian-made helicopters registered in Mexico, mainly of the Mi-8/17 type.  In 2014-2015, the company successfully collaborated with the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense by performing extensive repairs of 19 Mi-17/Mi-17-1V helicopters.  At the end of March 2016, Russian Helicopters executed the first contract for aftersales maintenance of the Mi-171V multirole helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy.

The Mi-17V-5 military and transport helicopter belongs to the Mi-8/17 family and is supplied to various security agencies in Russia and abroad. The helicopter is capable of carrying up to 4,000 kg in the cargo compartment or on external sling.  It can also be used to perform combat tasks with the use of various armaments, for search-and-rescue, ambulance and special operations.  The helicopter is equipped with modern avionics and communication systems. 

Ansat is a light twin-engine multirole helicopter with a hydro-mechanical flight control system designed for 7-9 people. It can take 1,300 kg of load, and its cabin can be rapidly re-configured. Different modifications of that helicopter, as well as the possibility of quick change of accessories allow it to successfully solve tasks of both civilian and security agencies. In December 2014, it was certified for passenger transportation. In May 2015, the modification with a medical module was certified. In October 2016, the first Ansat in a VIP configuration was delivered to a customer, and last November Russian Helicopters signed first contracts to supply medevac Ansats to China.

The Ka-32A11BC helicopter is intended for special search-and-rescue operations, installation and elevated works, transportation of cargo in its body or on a sling, evacuation of sick and injured, firefighting, and patrolling. The Ka-32A11BC helicopters are equipped with cutting edge firefighting systems, including a Bambi Bucket and Simplex as well as water guns for horizontal firefighting. The Ka-32 type helicopter in hovering mode can perform draft and discharge of 3,200 liters of water in as little as 1.5 minutes. Design features with a coaxial scheme ensure highly precise hovering and maneuverability.  That is why the Ka-32A11BCs are second to none in providing fire safety in urban conditions with lots of high-rise buildings. 

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 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220.0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 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, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, 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 2015 amounted to RUB 1.140 trillion. Average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 41 thousand and tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 160 billion. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets. Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.

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