Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed Memorandums of Understanding with the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other government structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan during KADEX-2016 defense expo which took place at Astana, Kazakhstan, this past week (02-05 June 2016).
According to the documents, Kazakhstan’s authorities are interested in Russian-made helicopters while Russian Helicopters are ready to supply rotorcraft to Kazakhstan between 2016 and 2020. Currently, the parties are adjusting details of the delivery schedule, and types and quantity of helicopters to be supplied.
“Kazakhstan is one of the largest long-time operators of Russian helicopters. Russian-made helicopter fleet in the republic today is about 200 units. We are ready to supply new rotorcraft to our trade partner, including Ka-226Ts, Mi-171A2s and Ansats. Due to high performance, reliability and simplicity in operation, as well as a favorable “price-quality” ratio, our helicopters meet the most stringent requirements of regional customers,” said Russian Helicopters’ Deputy CEO for marketing and international business development Alexander Shcherbinin at KADEX.
Russian Helicopters showcased their commercial helicopters at KADEX-2016 - a full-scale model of the Ansat helicopter, as well as the Mi-171A2 and the Mi-38.
The multi-purpose light helicopter Ansat has 275 km/h max speed and its range exceeds 500 km. Thanks to its easily reconfigurable equipment, the multirole Ansat can be rapidly adapted to fly a wide range of missions. The Ansat got its type certificate in 2014, and its batch manufacturing started in 2015.
Russian Helicopters also featured the multirole Mi-35M and the Mi-28NE attack helicopters at KADEX-2016.
The Mi-8MTV1 mobile special training simulator shown at KADEX-2016 has a cabin, which is a full-size mockup with a visual system and a unique motion system, as well as workstations for an instructor and an operator. The unit is mounted on a wheeled chassis, which allows to transport the system quickly without dismantling it. The Mi-8MTV1 simulator also has a self-contained electric power plant that can be used when there is no electricity.
The upgraded simulator has a more powerful computer system and a more advanced flight mission control interface, as well as a new motion system.
The simulator's new visual system displays real-life and high-definition terrain images including such small details as local flora. In addition, the system allows to simulate flights over sea. And the motion system simulates longitudinal, lateral and vertical acceleration during helicopter movement, taxiing, takeoff and landing and brings training close to reality.
Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and 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 aftersales 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 Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations.
In 2015, Russian Helicopters’ IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.