Visitors are able to familiarise themselves with the latest Ka-226T, Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 (photo), and to see the Ka-32A11BC, which is well known in China, in a static display area. Jointly with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters showcases the latest Mi-26T2 and Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' military models.
“China is Russia's vital strategic partner in aviation technology. 'We plan to expand our cooperation. October saw the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation between aviation authorities in Russia and China. Now, our cooperation in a series of key areas will become more effective, including the export of new Russian helicopter technology to the Chinese market,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev.
The Ка-32А11ВС, which is rightly known as a reliable search and rescue and firefighting model, is widely operated within China. China boasts a growing fleet of Ka-32A11BC helicopters, due to increasing demand. In April this year the Ka-3211BC was delivered to the Shanghai Public Security Directorate, and then in summer, two of these helicopters were delivered to the Sino-Russian Helicopter Technology Company under a 2011 contract for 20 machines.
In early 2014, a Ka-32A11BC belonging to the Chinese State Oceanic Administration was at the centre of global media attention as it played a key role in rescuing passengers from the Academician Shokalsky research vessel after the ship became trapped in Antarctic sea ice.
Helicopters from the Mi-8/17 family are today the most popular Russian helicopter models operated in China. They are operated successfully across China, particularly in those areas featuring difficult terrain and challenging climates. The final batch of Mi-171E helicopters was delivered recently, under a contract for 52 helicopters concluded with Rosoboronexport in 2012. During the exhibition in Zhuhai, Russian Helicopters showcases the latest addition to the legendary series, the Mi-171A2, which is set to continue the Mi-8/17 series' success. The multirole Mi-38 is also showcased at the exhibition - one of the best-performing models in its class for comfort and safety.
In the light segment, Russian Helicopters is exhibiting its new multirole Ka-226T helicopter, which boasts high flight capabilities. This helicopter can be operated effectively in heavily built up urban environments and in mountainous conditions, in a range of climates - including severe changes in temperature, and icy weather.
Jointly with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters is showcasing the Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” attack helicopter, designed for a range of combat missions and the latest Mi-26 -heavy helicopter, unparalleled in its flight capabilities, the Mi-26T2, kitted out with the latest on-board equipment and modernised engines.