The new Mi-38 flew from Kazan to Moscow

The second prototype (OP-2) of the new middle civilian passenger transport helicopter Mi-38 made its first long-distance flight. Mi-38 took off from Kazan, where the enterprise is located produced by OAO "Kazan Helicopter Plant", traveled more than 800 kilometers and arrived in Moscow to continue the test program at JSC "Moscow Helicopter Plant. ML Mile ", which is the developer of the helicopter.

Flights from Kazan to Moscow also became part of the test and test new helicopter, according to experts manufacturer, has been successful. Earlier in the process of testing was done 29 races and 16 land-based operations with a common touch 5:00 hovering and low-speed movement of the runway.
In suburban Tomilino based on flight test facility of "Mil Moscow. ML Mile ", located on the territory of the Scientific and Technical Complex holding company" Helicopters of Russia ", part of United Industrial Corporation" Oboronprom "new civil helicopter Mi-38 and its capabilities have been demonstrated to representatives of Russian operating companies, as well as potential customers of the state-owned aircraft structures .
The Mi-38 OP-2 turboshaft engines equipped with PW 127/5 manufactured by Pratt &Whitney Canada, as well as modern avionics IBKO-38 production of "Transas", which implements the principle of "glass cockpit." The helicopter can also be equipped with Russian TV7-117V.
Average passenger transport helicopter Mi-38 is designed to carry passengers (including VIP transport), transport of cargo inside the cabin and externally, search and rescue, air support offshore development, and can be equipped as a flying hospital. According to the plans of developers, the Mi-38 should have a higher load capacity, to develop a high speed. The Mi-38 is created with ample cargo-passenger cabin and highly efficient engines. The specific complexity of service may be reduced by the built-in automated health check on-board equipment, key systems, components and engines.
Mi-38 — the new generation helicopter, which, according to the manufacturer, can provide the highest level of safety and comfort standards for helicopters in its class.

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