Gathered in ITALIAN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER AW139 made its first flight

Gathered in ITALIAN RUSSIAN HELICOPTER AW139 made its first flight

Helicopter AW139, assembled in Russia, made its own first flight. This ARMS-TASS said ZAO «HeliVert» — Joint venture JSC «Helicopters of Russia» and the Italian company «Agusta / Westland» (AgustaWestland).
 
According to SP, 18 December 2012 in accordance with the programs of ground tests was carried rolled out the first collected in Russia AW139 tail number 60001. The next day, December 19 at 16:30 MSK programm test board 60001 continued rise of the first helicopter in the air. Within 37 minutes the new AW139 has successfully passed the required flight tests by methods approved by the aeronautical authorities of the Russian Federation, informed the source.
 
It is expected that the second helicopter AW139 (board 60002) collected in ZAO «HeliVert» will be ready for testing in February 2013
 
Plant «HeliVert» placed on the center area of ​​the State in the suburban helicopter Tomilino. This company built «from scratch», has one of the most modern production facilities in Russia, where leading technology introduced for the production of helicopters, the press service of «Helicopters of Russia».
 
In accordance with previously announced plans, the creation of the first AW139 helicopters in Russia began in 2012 is expected that the company will be able to annually produce up to 15-20 helicopters. Headcount in entering the high power can exceed 100 people.
 
The plant is designed to appease the growing demand for AW139 helicopters in Russian civilian aircraft market and the market of the CIS states.
 
Preliminary agreement to develop in Russia Russian-Italian joint enterprise «HeliVert» producing AW139 signed by «Agusta / Westland» and holding «Helicopters of Russia» at the Farnborough Air Show in July 2008, after which, November 6, 2008, signed an agreement to develop a joint venture, which was held in the presence of Prime Minister and Italy — Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi. In the summer of 2011 in France were signed major legal and regulatory documents governing the activities of the joint venture «HeliVert», and in January-March 2012, the experts at JSC «HeliVert» trained in Italy at the training center of «Agusta / Westland.»
 
Average multipurpose helicopter AW139 — one of the best twin-engined machines own class speed, flight characteristics and volume of the passenger cabin. The streamlined shape of the fuselage, the latest electronic equipment, large lounge and low noise properties AW139 sets a new benchmark in the market. AW139 has the highest technological features that ensure its cruising speed of up to 306 km / h, a range of over 927 km and duration of flight in 5 hours
 
This is the only helicopter in its own weight class, which is equipped with an all-embracing system Anti-icer FIPS (Full Ice Protection System), allows you to make flights in all permissible criteria glaciation.
 
The power plant consists of a helicopter AW139 2-turbine engines PT6C-67C production company «Pratt & Whitney Keneda» (Pratt & Whitney Canada). Takeoff power engines 1679 hp equipped with an automatic control and monitoring FADEC. Most AW139 helicopter takeoff weight 6400 kg with a maximum of 6800 kg. Helicopter altered by a crew of one or two pilots and able to take on board up to 15 passengers or 6-8 passengers in a corporate or VIP configuration.
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