Russian Helicopters will showcase a Mi-171A2, an Ansat and a Ka-226T in the passenger mode at the 8th International Airshow, November 16-19 on Kish Island, Iran.
Russian Helicopters will show a wide range of multirole civilian rotorcraft with goals to increase demand in Iran and from other customers in the Middle East.
"Russian helicopters have proved to be irreplaceable in carrying out a wide range of tasks, trouble-free, in high altitudes, in a wide temperature range, and through ability to successfully land on unprepared sites. I hope that Iran, which already operates Russian-made helicopters, will expand its fleet and increase supplies, "- said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin.
The Ansat, a light twin-engine multirole helicopter designed for 7-9 people, has just received its first overseas customer. In December 2014, an Ansat with hydromechanical control system (GMSU) was approved for operation, which allowed for it to carry passengers. In May 2015, a medevac Ansat was approved for flying as well. In December 2015, a VIP version of the helicopter was certified. In June 2016, Ansat’s take-off weight was raised to 3,600 kg.
The medium multirole Mi-171A2 will also be shown at the Russian Helicopters’ booth. It is designed by utilizing best modern aviation technology and meets all core safety requirements and environmental standards. Its modern avionics allows to operate it around the clock and in adverse weather conditions, and it can fly over water.
The Ka-226T is another new model that Russian Helicopters are taking to Iran. The Ka-226T is a light helicopter based on the coaxial rotor system and is ideal for the Middle East. The helicopter can fly in hot desert terrain with frequent sandstorms, as through gusty winds. It is designed for complex tasks in dense urban areas as well. Ka-226T’s advantages are the ability to land on small pads, high maneuverability and rapid rate of climb.
Indian and Russian experts are currently working on improving the technical concept of the KA-226T helicopters, which could mean customizing the choppers to Indian requirements. Sergei Goreslavsky, Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport said in an interview to Interfax-AVN earlier this week that parallel to this activity, documentation for the creation of a joint venture in India and the setting up of an assembly plant was in “full swing
Indian HAL and Russian Rosoboronexport are discussing to set up a joint venture company to manufacture Ka-226T helicopters in India. “Several rounds of discussion have taken place on forming the joint venture company for the production of Ka-226T in India,” sources told Defenseworld
Representatives of Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport are expected in Bangalore next week to hold talks with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on implementation of a project to manufacture the KA-226T helicopters in India. A Russian source told defenseworld
Fear of intellectual property loss combined with inexperience in helicopter manufacture led Russia's Rostec Corp to select Hindustan Aeronautics Limited over a private firm in the 'Make in India' program to manufacture KA-226T helicopters. The helicopter manufactured by Russian Helicopters boasts of certain unique technologies never before employed in any helicopter in its class anywhere in the world- It is the only chopper with a co-axial twin rotor and no tail rotor
Russia is yet to find an Indian partner for the production of Ka-226T helicopters months after Russian Helicopters was chosen to supply choppers to the Indian defence forces by manufacturing in Indian together with a local partner. Rosoboronexport head, Anatoly Isaikin was quoted as saying Tuesday by Ria Novosti Tuesday that India is inclined to buying Ka-226 and Russia is ready to help them
Russian Helicopters has carried out the maiden flight of its first multi-role M-171A2 helicopter and will deliver it to UTair-Helicopter Services for experimental operation in polar-regions. "It's a brand new machine, with advanced digital technologies on board and entirely different performance characteristics
Russian Helicopters has successfully demonstrated the capability of its Ansat chopper to operate at extremely high ambient air temperatures as part of ongoing tests in Pakistan. The Russian company held a presentation of Ansat for potential Pakistani customers in Islamabad yesterday, the Daily Pakistan reported
Russias state hi-tech corporation Rostec is expecting to start initial deliveries of 10 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters to India by this year once it receives the payment. "We are planning to deliver the first batch of 10 helicopters after we receive the first payment
Russian Helicopters lightweight multirole helicopter Ka-226 will be the first to receive new crash-resistant fuel system which is expected to arrive by early 2019. "This is one of system remaining in the priority list
Rosoboronexport has signed a contract for the supply of an additional batch of Mi-171E helicopters to the People's Republic of China at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon, "We signed a contract for the supply of an additional batch of Mi-171E transport helicopters and their property to China. Our partners will receive 4 cars
Following last weeks contract signing with Bangladesh to supply five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, Rosoboronexport is negotiating to sell civilian Ansats and Mi-171s choppers. “We negotiated with the Bangladesh delegation visiting HeliRussia-2017 late in May this year
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