Langkawi. Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of Rostec State Corporation) is participating in the 15th International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition LIMA – 2019 that is taking place at Langkawi, Malaysia from March 26 to 30.
The key exhibits on the Holding Company’s stand are Mi-171A2 and Ansat civil helicopters that participated in a unique demonstration tour across Southeast Asia in the end of 2018. The two helicopters flew about five thousand kilometers with demonstration shows in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Also, a new utility helicopter would be presented – Mi-38 that occupies the niche between Mi-8 medium helicopter and Mi-26 heavy helicopter.
“Following the results of the Heli Tour, we negotiate projects for the supply of Mi-17 type (including Mi-171A2, Mi-17-1VA ‘Flying Hospital’), Mi-38, Ansat, Ka-226T and Ka-32A11BC helicopters to Southeast Asia countries. In accordance with the requests for helicopters delivery received during the Heli Tour, we negotiate configurations along with financing structure of the helicopters delivery”, said Igor Chechikov, Deputy Director General for aftersales service and head of delegation of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
“At LIMA’19 we plan to hold meetings with our partners from Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. We also actively work with our Vietnamese customers for coordinating terms of civil helicopters supply.”
Following the demonstration tour, last year Russian Helicopters secured firm contract for the delivery of Ansat helicopters to China and also gathered several soft contracts from Asian partners for Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters.
Besides that, during the exhibition in Malaysia negotiations on aftersales support of helicopters operated by foreign customers would take place. Innovative projects on aftersales support that the Holding Company offers to its foreign customers would allow for transitioning to long-term agreements on no-bid basis and organise all works under life-cycle contracts.
Ansat is a light twin-engine utility helicopter serially produced at Kazan Helicopters. The design of the helicopter allows for its prompt transformation into either cargo, or passenger version with the capability to transport up to seven people.
The helicopter is certified for operations with a medical module and can be used within the temperature range from -45 to +50°C. Ansat successfully completed high-altitude tests, proving its capability to operate in mountainous area at the altitudes of up to 3,500 meters.
Mi-171A2 utility helicopter is equipped with Klimov VK-2500PS-03 engines, a new main rotor with composite blades and X-shape tail rotor, a new KBO-17 integrated flight control and navigation suite with open architecture (“glass cockpit”), and a digital autopilot, which facilitates piloting.
Unique flight performance ensures operation of Mi-171A2 in humid tropical climate. The helicopter is designed for a wide range of missions – from patrolling and coast guard to search and rescue operations.
Mi-38 utility helicopter features TV7-117V engines, an integrated flight control and navigation suite, explosion-proof self-sealing fuel system. Also, it has additional landing gear struts for landing on loose soil and snow. Mi-38 helicopter applications include cargo and passenger transportation, search and rescue operations in various climates and VIP transport.