Russian Helicopters, August 26, 2020 - The Russian Helicopters holding has signed a contract with the RF Ministry of Defense for the supply of two Mi-38 helicopters with a high-comfort cabin.
The signing ceremony was held at the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum in the Patriot Park near Moscow.
“The interest of our customers in the Mi-38 confirms the correctness of the chosen concept, in which it occupies an intermediate segment between the Mi-26 and the Mi-8. that the civilian version of the helicopter will also be in demand due to its outstanding characteristics in terms of carrying capacity, capacity and flight safety, "said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of the Russian Helicopters holding .
The first serial Mi-38 helicopter was first presented to the public during the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Salon, where Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan got acquainted with it. The foreign debut of the Mi-38 took place during the Dubai Airshow 2019, at which the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov demonstrated the helicopter to the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In February 2020, the first serial Mi-38 helicopter with a luxury cabin was handed over to Gazprombank Leasing.
The Mi-38 is designed according to a single-rotor scheme and is equipped with a twin-engine power plant. It is produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant. The helicopter is equipped with two TV7-117V engines of domestic production, equipped with dust protection devices with a high degree of air purification.
The main structural elements of the Mi-38 fuselage are made of aluminum alloys, individual units and parts are made of steel, titanium and composite materials. An advanced six-bladed rotor design provides high thrust and low vibration. The blades are equipped with an anti-icing system, and the X-shaped tail rotor gives the helicopter excellent controllability at a low noise level.
The Mi-38 is equipped with a modern flight and navigation complex and a satellite navigation system. To display information, the cockpit instrumentation includes five color multifunctional liquid crystal displays. The flight range of the new Mi-38 helicopter in a transport configuration is up to 1200 kilometers (with additional fuel tanks). With a maximum take-off weight of 15.6 tons, the helicopter is capable of taking on board or on an external sling 5 tons of payload.
About Russian Helicopters: Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only helicopter developer and manufacturer in Russia. The holding was founded in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The buyers of the holding's products are the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, other government customers, Gazprom avia and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies.