Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF19
Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Coropration) will participate in the Seventh International Exhibition of Technology for Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters SITDEF-2019 held in the territory of the headquarters of the Peruvian Army in Lima from May 16 to 21.
This year, we present in Peru the main civilian line of Russian helicopters: the light Ansat, the medium Mi-171A2 and the medium heavy Mi-38.
"We are working closely with our Peruvian partners in creating a mobile service center for maintenance of the multi-purpose Mi-171Sh helicopter in close to the city of Arequipa. The holding has currently finished the first installation and commissioning stage under a contract with Rosoboronexport. Further work will continue in October, as agreed with the Peruvian side. We are planning to finish all operations this year and provide further support to our partners during the first helicopter repairs", said the Deputy Director General for Aftersales Services, Igor Chechikov.
The service center consists of three different maintenance lines: for full airframe overhaul of the Mi-171Sh, mechanical system aggregate maintenance and aviation/radioelectric equipment maintenance.
In 12 countries in North and South America, including Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Chile, more than 370 helicopters, both civilian and military, manufactured in the USSR and Russia are functioning. Peru operates over 90 civilian and military Mi-8/17 helicopters produced in the USSR and Russian Federation, the highest amount on the continent.
At the exhibition, the holding's experts will hold discussions about the questions concerning both service maintenance and repairs of the Mi-8/17 series of helicopters operated in Peru. It is also planned to hold negotiations with both Peruvian partners and representatives of other countries on the acquisition of modern Russian civilian technology and its possible deliveries to foreign customers.
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. High-altitude tests of Ansat have been successfully completed, which confirmed the possibility of its use in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500 meters.
The Mi-8/17 series of helicopters, which the Mi-171A2 is a part of, is well known in Peru. Its cruise and maximum speeds have been increased by 10% and its flight automation has been significantly improved. Unique flight characteristics allow to operate the Mi-171A2 in humid tropical climate. The helicopter is designed to solve a wide range of tasks – from patrolling and coast guard to search and rescue operations.
The holding also presents a multipurpose Mi-38, which occupies a niche between the middle Mi-8 and heavy Mi-26. It can carry 5 tons of payload over a distance of 800 km. The rotorcraft is equipped with highly economical engines, crash-resistant fuel system and energy-absorbing seats, which makes it as safe as possible for passenger traffic.
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.
Source: Lima (Russian Helicopters News) – 20 May 2019
Photo: The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. (Photo by twitter.com/rushelico)
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