19th September 2020
  • 19th September 2020

Russian Helicopters aims for Indian market

By Jacek Domański on 2nd February 2020
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Russian Helicopters holding is going to promote their latest civilian helicopters at DefExpo, the biennial defence exhibition of India. DefExpo 2020, the 11th edition of the fair, will be held from 5th to 8th February in Lucknow. The current edition is focusing on ‘Digital Transformation’.

The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter, and medium Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 helicopters will be available for DefExpo visitors and participants at Russian Helicopter stand. In addition, the Russian helicopter manufacturer and its professional experts are going to present to potential customers an after-sales service system tailored for Russian-manufactured helicopters.

Mi-171A2 multipurpose helicopter

´India is one of the largest operators of Russian-manufactured rotorcraft, and DefExpo provides an excellent opportunity to discuss further steps in developing our cooperation. Besides the project aimed at localizing the Ka-226T helicopter production, such issues as the supply of new civilian helicopters and maintenance and repair of previously delivered rotorcraft are becoming increasingly important. Today, the fleet of Russian- and Soviet-made helicopters in India exceeds 400 units,´ said Igor Chechikov, head of the Russian Helicopters delegation, Deputy Director General of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company for Aftersales Service.

The light multipurpose Ansat helicopter is equipped with two engines and can be used for passenger transportation, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an ambulance aircraft. Ansat has successfully passed high-altitude tests, which proved that it is suitable for use in mountainous terrain at up to 3,500 meters of altitude, as well as climatic tests, which confirmed its operability in a temperature range between -45° and +50° С.

Mi-38 multipurpose helicopter

Mi-171A2 is the newest multipurpose helicopter which combines the unparalleled experience of operating Mi-8/17 type helicopters and cutting-edge technical solutions. The rotorcraft is equipped with new engines with a digital control system, a high-performance carrier system featuring composite blades and an improved aerodynamic layout.

Mi-38 can carry up to 30 passengers (12 in a VIP cabin configuration) and has a flight range of 880 kilometres. This helicopter can also carry up to 5 tonnes of payload, on board or with external sling, and its maximum take-off weight is 15.6 tonnes.

Ansat light multipurpose helicopter

All photos courtesy of JSC “Russian Helicopters” / Rostec State Corporation. “Russian Helicopters” press materials were used.

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