Russian Helicopters is showcasing its new Mi-38 helicopter at the ongoing LIMA, marking the show debut for the utility helicopter. Also displayed are Mi-171A2 and Ansat civil helicopters that flew approximately 5,000 km as part of their 2018 SE Asia demonstration tour, where the aircraft were showcased in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia.
The company says that it plans to hold meetings with partners from Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia at the ongoing airshow. Discussions will also be held with its Vietnamese customers for coordinating terms of civil helicopters supply.
“Following the results of the Heli Tour, we negotiate projects for the supply of Mi-17 type (including Mi-171A2, Mi-17-1VA ‘Flying Hospital’), Mi-38, Ansat, Ka-226T and Ka-32A11BC helicopters to Southeast Asia countries. In accordance with the requests for helicopters delivery received during the Heli Tour, we negotiate configurations along with financing structure of the helicopter’s delivery,” said Igor Chechikov, Deputy Director General for aftersales service and head of delegation of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
Mi-38 is a utility helicopter that sits between the medium Mi-8/17 family and heavy Mi-26 helicopters. The helicopter is powered by TV7-117V engines and features an integrated flight control and navigation suite and explosion-proof self-sealing fuel system.
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