Russian Helicopters to showcase new models in South-East Asia
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring a line-up including some of its latest helicopters to the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2013), taking place in Malaysia on 26-30 March. The Company can be found at booth A209 in hall A.
ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines are fast-growing markets for Russian helicopter manufacturers. At LIMA 2013, Russian Helicopters will showcase models including the multi-role Mi-171A1 and the upd ated Mi-171A2. Also on display at the exhibition will be the coaxial-rotor Ka-32A11BC, the new multi-role Ka-62 and the light Ansat.
At business meetings during the exhibition, Russian Helicopters will se t out a roadmap for how the Mi-171A2 and Ka-62 can be used for search-and-rescue missions by ASEAN nations as well as Japan, Canada and China.
The Mi-8/17 series of helicopters is renowned across the planet. The Mi-171A1 is a civilian multi-role cargo and passenger helicopter that meets US FAR-29 airworthiness standards and is used in more than 110 countries. The new multi-role Mi-171A2 is a new version of the Mi-8/17 that has been updated throughout using the rich operating experience of these models around the world. The Mi-171A2 uses advanced materials and is designed using the latest aviation technologies. Russian Helicopters sees the Mi-171A2 as the highest-performance version of this illustrious series to date.
The medium multi-role coaxial Ka-32A11BC is also well known among helicopter operators. This helicopter’s unique flight abilities make it ideally suited to a wide range of missions from fire-fighting and cargo transport to emergency evacuation and rescue and border patrols.
The new Ka-62 is built based on the highest standards of fuel efficiency, operational economy and safety. The helicopter’s first flight is planned for 2013, with certification expected in 2014. The advanced Ka-62 is seeing high levels of interest from corporate clients, such as the Brazilian company Atlas Táxi Aéreo, which has already ordered seven helicopters.
The light multi-role Ansat falls into the highly in-demand class of helicopters with lift capacity of up to 1.5 tons. The Ansat has the most spacious cabin in its class, and can be configured to carry passengers (including VIP service) and cargo, as well as for search-and rescue and medevac missions.
LIMA is one of the largest aerospace exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region, and is held every two years on the Malaysian island of Langkawi under the auspices of the Malaysian defence ministry.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of the Rostec 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.
UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of the Rostec State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).
The Russian Technologies State Corporation (Rostec) was established in 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. The Corporation includes 663 companies, currently organised into 12 defence holdings and five holdings for civil industries. The Corporation has a presence in 60 of Russia’s regions, and exports its products to 70 countries. Russian Technologies State Corporation is headed by Sergei Chemezov. In 2011 the Corporation had net income of RUB 1.55 billion, and paid RUB 100 billion into budgets of all levels.
Source: Malaysia, (russianhelicopters.aero) News - 25 March 2013
Photo: The Russian Air Force New Ansat, Ka-62, Mi-38, Mi-171А2 Helicopters (Photo by russianhelicopters.aero)