Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is bringing a line-up of commercial and military helicopters to ILA 2014, taking place on 20-25 May at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport.
Also known as the Berlin Air Show, ILA is one of Europe's most important industry events and has been held every two years since 1909. ILA is organized by the German Aerospace Industries Association.
Russian Helicopters is showcasing the multirole Ka-32A11BC, the Mi-38 transport and passenger helicopter and the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat model, offered for sale outside Russia through Rosoboronexport.
At ILA 2014, the company will hold meetings and negotiations with leading aerospace companies and participate in briefing sessions and conferences.
The Ka-32A11BC (photo) is well known throughout Europe primarily as a fire-fighting helicopter, and can also fly search-and-rescue missions, provide support for construction work and transport cargo on an external sling. The Ka-32A11BC holds EASA type certification and meets FAR-29 and AP-29 requirements. It is operated in Austria, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and other countries.
The new commercial transport and passenger Mi-38 will be showcased in medevac configuration. This helicopter can operate in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates. Serial production is planned to start in 2015 at Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company. Currently the designer, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, another Russian Helicopters company, is testing three prototypes of the Mi-38, with a fourth and final one due to join in the near future. In late 2013 the third prototype completed a maiden flight with new TV7-117V engines by Klimov. Using Russian-built engines will increase the helicopter's competitiveness among operators of Russian-built helicopters.
The Ka-52 Alligator made its international debut in summer 2013 at the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. The helicopter's superior qualities make it one of the best military machines on the market today. It includes the latest avionics suite, high-precision weaponry, and advanced defense and crew-protection systems. The Alligator has repeatedly demonstrated its flight abilities in practice, and today is in serial production and in service with the Russian Air Force.
Established in 2007, Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an after sale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world.
Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries.