Russian Helicopters to Showcase Latest Helicopters for South American Markets at LAAD Defence and Security

Brazil is becoming a strategically important market for Russian Helicopters, primarily for civilian models for local helicopter operating companies.


Private and state companies from across South America are invited to the conference to hear about current and future models of Russian-built helicopters. These helicopters are indispensable in infrastructure operations for energy companies and the regional oil and gas sector, and can also be used in construction work, fire-fighting, search-and-rescue and other missions. The conference will take an in-depth look at the Ka-62 and Mi-171A2 development programmes and the opportunities for these helicopters in South and Central America. Case studies will be presented by Atlas Táxi Aéreo and Helipark Táxi Aéreo based on their experience of operating these helicopters.

There will also be a presentation of the Mi-26T/T2, the world’s heaviest-lift helicopter and the only one capable of carrying up to 20 tons of cargo either inside the fuselage or on an external sling – a world record for helicopters in serial production.

Helicopter operators from the region will also have the opportunity to discover the advanced after-sales maintenance offered as part of Russian Helicopters’s global service network.

The conference will take place in Hall 5 of Riocentro from 11am to 2pm local time.

At LAAD Defence & Security 2013, the Rosoboronexport stand will also showcase military helicopters. The multirole Mi-35M strike helicopter flies with the Brazilian Air Force; one of the Brazilian helicopters is planned to be on static display at the Rio exhibition. A demonstration is planned of the Mi171Sh, a military transport version of the Mi-8/17 that has been developed based on Russia’s extensive operating experience of military helicopters.

LAAD Defence & Security is held every two years and is a key exhibition in the region. The show has been held since 1997 with support from the Brazilian defence ministry.

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