National Defence Bureau,
Mexico, 24 April 2019
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Coproration) will participate in the third international aerospace show FAMEX 2019 held in Santa Lucia air base in Mexico.
This year the company will exhibit a line of Russian civilian helicopters in Mexico: light Ansat, medium Mi-171A2 and heavier Mi-38 helicopters, representing the three main weight classes used in various spheres of application.
The light multi-purpose helicopter Ansat, which has the largest cabin within its class, is actively used by the Russian air medical services. This twin-engine helicopter has compact size and does not require a large landing area. It can also be used for normal passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery and environmental monitoring. Ansat has been successfully tested for high-altitude operations, confirming that it can be used in mountainous areas with altitudes up to 3,500 meters.
“In November 2018 we signed a contract with the Mexican company Craft Avia Center about a delivery of Ansat helicopter equipped for passenger transport. The machine is ready for delivery to the Mexican side”, said Andrey Boginsky, the Director General of Russian Helicopters.
Currently the holding company is negotiating with partners about supplying spare parts and components for the Ansat as well as preparing a training program for helicopters of this type to Mexican pilots. Additionally they have submitted an application for validation of Ansat and Mi-171A2 type certificates in Mexico.
The delegation of Russian Helicopters at the FAMEX exhibition will be led by the company’s Deputy Director General, Igor Chechikov. Under his leadership, the holding’s experts will discuss the service maintenance and repair of the Mi-8/17 helicopters operated in Mexico.
The Mi-8/17 type helicopters, of which the latest Mi-171A2 is part of, are well known in Mexico. More than 80 changes were made to the new design, which have raised its cruise and maximum speed by 10% as well as significantly increased flight automation, compared to the base model. Mi-171A2 can be used in humid, tropical conditions thanks to its unique performance characteristics. It is designed to solve a wide range of tasks – from patrol and coast guard to search and rescue operations.
The company will also exhibit the multirole helicopter Mi-38, which fits the niche between the medium class Mi-171A2 and the heavy class Mi-26 helicopters. It can transport a cargo of up to 5 tons over a distance of 800 km. The helicopter is equipped with fuel-efficient engines, crash-resistant fuel system and energy-absorbing seats, making it extremely safe for passenger transport.
There are also plans to hold negotiations with both Mexican partners and representatives from other countries at the FAMEX-2019 exhibition. The focus will be on the latest Russian technology for civilian operators and the possibility of supplying it to foreign customers.
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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