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Russian Helicopters to present three civilian novelties at MAKS-2019 air show
26.08.2019 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present as many as three new civilian products at the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon. The medium-sized multi-purpose Ka-62, the first serial Mi-38 helicopter, and a light-weight Ansat, whose VIP cabin is designed in the Aurus brand style,  will be presented at the show for the first time.

The Ka-62 medium-sized multi-purpose helicopter will make its debut at MAKS air show. It will be presented as part of the static exposition of the holding company, and will also take part in the fly-by of the entire line of the Russian Helicopters rotorcraft and perform individual aerobatics. A distinctive feature of the helicopter is its single-rotor scheme with a multi-blade antitorque rotor in the annular channel of the vertical tail fin, which was for the first time used on helicopters in Russia. The Ka-62 construction widely applies polymer composite materials. 

MAX-2019 will also see a debut of the serial civilian Mi-38 helicopter featuring a superior comfort cabin. The 'VIP  cabin' version of Mi-38 can take up to 11 passengers on board, while the basic passenger version can carry up to 30 people. The flight range of the new helicopter is up to 1200 kilometers.

The static exposition of the Russian Helicopters holding company will also present to visitors and participants of the air show another novelty, that is, the Ansat Aurus helicopter, whose development involved experts from NAMI (Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute). Its interior design features the style of the famous Russian luxury cars brand. In addition, the static exposition will feature a prototype of the VRT500 light single-engine helicopter and the VRT300 unmanned aerial vehicle developed by 'VR-Technology' design bureau.

"Mikhail Leontyevich Mil used to say that our country was seemingly created especially for helicopters. It is noteworthy that in the year of the 110th anniversary of his birth, we present a novelty by the design bureau that bears his name, that is, the first serial Mi-38 helicopter. Of equal importance to this event is our Kamov premiere, Ka-62, which is being demonstrated at the air show for the first time, including the flight program," noted Andrey Boginsky, the Director General of the Russian Helicopters holding company. "Our 'junior' design offices, that is, KVZ and VR-Technology, do not fall behind either, they present at MAKS-2019 new modifications of their serial machines and promising projects that will shape the future of domestic rotorcraft engineering."

The aerospace show will see the best projects by participants of Sky.Tech contest, which is conducted by Russian Helicopters in order to search for innovative solutions and technological projects in the field of air transport development and its integration into the urban environment.
In addition, both the flight program and the static exposition present practically the entire line of military and civilian rotorcraft by Russian Helicopters: the world's heaviest Mi-26T2V, transport assault landing Mi-38T, medium-sized Mi-171A2 and Mi-17V-5, strike support helicopters Mi-24P and Mi-35M, combat scout Ka-52 Alligator, the light helicopters Ansat and Ka-226T. The static exposition will also feature the shipborne Ka-52K helicopter and the export version of the "Night Hunter"  Mi-28NE. Multipurpose Ka-32A11BC helicopter will demonstrate airborne fire suppression. The Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant, which is part of the holding company, will present a mobile container-type service center for the maintenance and repair of Mi-8/17 helicopters.

JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding company was established in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding company is comprised of five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, enterprises for production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The buyers of the holding company's products include the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, as well as major Russian and foreign companies.

Rostec is a Russian State Corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civil and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to more than 100 countries. The consolidated revenue of Rostec in 2017 amounted to RUB 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles, correspondingly. In 2017 the average salary in the Corporation was 46.8 thousand rubles. According to Rostec's strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec's key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.

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