Russian Helicopters to showcase latest models and after-sales maintenance network at Aviasvit-XXI

Russian Helicopters to showcase latest models and after-sales maintenance network at Aviasvit-XXI

30-Sep-2012 Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces its participation in the eighth Aviasvit-XXI international air show, taking place on 27 September-1 October at the Kiev-Antonov airbase outside the Ukrainian capital.

The Russian Helicopters display can be found at stand 115.

At Aviasvit-XXI, Russian Helicopters will host a conference on new approaches to after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-built helicopters. Under discussion will be the company’s new system for certifying repair and maintenance companies and service centres.

Ukraine is one of the largest operators of Russian-produced helicopters, and demand for new helicopters in the country is high. At the air show, Russian Helicopters will display the search-and-rescue Ka-32A11BC, the medical configuration of the light Ka-226T and various versions of the Ansat, as well as two of the company’s latest developments, the Mi-171A2 and the Ka-62.

Of particular interest to potential buyers in Ukraine will be the Mi-171A2, the latest addition to the Mi-8/17 family. The Mi-171A2 builds on all of the experience accumulated over years of operation of different versions of the Mi-8/17, and is the most advanced version of this distinguished model.

Ukrainian operators will also get their first look at the new medium multi-role Ka-62, which made its international debut at the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK in July. Constructed using the latest technologies and materials that make it both light and reliable, the Ka-62 is a single-rotor design with a shrouded vertically mounted multi-blade tail rotor. It is equipped with advanced on-board systems including a Transas glass cockpit, while Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines provide high speed and fuel efficiency.

The Ka-226T is the latest version of the Ka-226, which has an excellent operating reputation. It is equipped with a new reduction gearbox and an economic Arrius 2G1 engine made byTurbomeca.

The multirole Ka-32A11BC is the latest version of the Ka-32, and is equipped with advanced avionics and multifunctional equipment. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including transporting passengers and goods, construction work, firefighting, search-and-rescue, emergency evacuation and routing patrolling operators, and can also load and unload ships both anchored and while underway. Additional equipment is available to facilitate all of these operations and can be installed depending on the helicopter’s designation.

The Ansat will be of interest to a wide variety of helicopter operating companies. It has the largest cabin in its class and can be converted to suit different needs. Seven different versions of the model – transport, passenger, VIP, search and rescue, training, medical and firefighting – will be displayed. Two Pratt&Whitney PW207K engines that meet the latest sector standards provide reliability and high performance characteristics.

You can find more about Russian Helicopters line-up of models

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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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