A prototype of a new passenger transport helicopter Mi-38 OP-2 is being tested in the suburbs.
The helicopter was created in the capital plant im.Milya. According to the developers, the machine has unusual flight characteristics and has an unlimited lifespan. To create the fuselage helicopter designers used special composite materials that do not wear out over time, RIA Novosti reported.
The test program will continue for several years. Serial production of the helicopter will begin in 2014, and the 2015th will be sold to the first board. According to the developers, the Mi-38 OP-2 is designed for:
* Transport of goods and passengers at the same time can carry up to 36 people or cargo weighing up to 5 tons * of search and rescue operations.