Russian Helicopters to Showcase Latest Commercial and Military Models at Berlin Air Show

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is bringing a line-up of commercial and military helicopters to ILA 2014, taking place on 20-25 May at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. The company's display can be found at stand 4209 in hall 47.

Russian Helicopters will showcase the multirole Ka-32A11BC, the Mi-38 transport and passenger helicopter and the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat model, offered for sale outside Russia through Rosoboronexport. At ILA 2014 the company will hold meetings and negotiations with leading aerospace companies and participate in briefing sessions and conferences.

The Ka-32A11BC is well known throughout Europe primarily as a fire-fighting helicopter, and can also fly search-and-rescue missions, provide support for construction work and transport cargo on an external sling. The Ka-32A11BC holds EASA type certification and meets FAR-29 and AP-29 requirements. It is operated in Austria, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and other countries.

The new commercial transport and passenger Mi-38 will be showcased in medevac configuration. This helicopter can operate in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates. Serial production is planned to start in 2015 at Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company. Currently the designer, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, another Russian Helicopters company, is testing three prototypes of the Mi-38, with a fourth and final one due to join in the near future. In late 2013 the third prototype completed a maiden flight with new TV7-117V engines by Klimov. Using Russian-built engines will increase the helicopter's competitiveness among operators of Russian-built helicopters.

The Ka-52 Alligator made its international debut in summer 2013 at the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. The helicopter's superior qualities make it one of the best military machines on the market today. It includes the latest avionics suite, high-precision weaponry, and advanced defence and crew-protection systems. The Alligator has repeatedly demonstrated its flight abilities in practice, and today is in serial production and in service with the Russian Air Force.

Also known as the Berlin Air Show, the ILA is one of Europe's most important industry events and has been held every two years since 1909. The organising body is the German Aerospace Industries Association.

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 2013 its IFRS revenues increased 10% to RUB 138.3 billion. Deliveries reached 275 helicopters.

 

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec's subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.

 

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