Russian Helicopters to Showcase New Medium and Heavy Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

Two new models - the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 - will be at the centre of the company's display at stand 4002.


Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present its current model range alongside upcoming models to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2014 (24-27 February, Anaheim Convention Centre). Two new models - the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 - will be at the centre of the company's display at stand 4002.

"Heli-Expo is one of the most important international forums for our industry, and gives helicopter manufacturers a great opportunity to present their latest developments and achievements to potential customers from numerous countries, and to exchange opinions with colleagues from abroad on key trends in the global helicopter industry," said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev. "This year we will showcase our new designs, which we hope will be of interest to current and potential business partners in North, Central and South America."

As usual, Russian Helicopters will participate in "Russian Hour", which this year takes place on 26 February in hall 213-B from 11:00 a.m. During "Russian Hour", Russian Helicopters will hold a briefing on how the company's current and future models can be deployed in the service of international organisations. Those invited to "Russian Hour" include operators of Russian-built helicopters, the company's foreign partners and representatives of the United Nations. A key theme of the meeting will be a discussion of how Russian-built helicopters can be put to use flying humanitarian missions, the technical requirements for helicopters to fly such missions and how to expand their capabilities to do so.

Russian Helicopters representatives will also give briefings on two new multirole helicopters, the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38. The Mi-171A2, the newest addition to the Mi-8/17 range, has been designed using the latest advances in aerospace technology, and incorporates more than 100 technological innovations. The helicopter was developed based on feedback from Mi-8/17 operators and draws on the years of operational experience of these helicopters around the world. This approach means the Mi-171A2 is more economical and commercially profitable to run, which will help to strengthen Russian Helicopters' position as the leader in the medium-class helicopter segment.

The second new model, the multirole transport- and passenger-carrier Mi-38, can fly complex missions. Its spacious cabin, low levels of noise and vibrations and numerous innovations make the Mi-38 one of the most comfortable and safest helicopters in its class. With a cruising speed of 295 km/h and range of 1,200 km, the Mi-38 can operate in a range of climatic conditions.

Heli-Expo 2014 is one of the most important trade fairs of the year, helping to shape new trends in the industry and bringing together representatives of hundreds of companies from around the world. Russian Helicopters has exhibited at Heli-Expo since 2008.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. 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 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.

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