On the flight test station "Rostvertol", which is part of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia", held demo flight of the prototype reference Mi-2M with new engines, reports, "Our Time".
Drove the car honored test pilot of the Russian Federation Valery Kalashnikov. Together with him on board was also chief engineer for flight tests Ayrat Khusnutdinov.
Note that the main direction of modernization of the Mi-2 to version E-2M is to replace outdated engines GTD-350 by modern, more massive and economical production of AI-450M Ukrainian company "Motor Sich".
"We are pleased to cooperate with our company by the Russian" Rostvertol ". Thanks to the joint efforts and modernization helicopter Mi-2 received a "new heart" and a "second life" — said general Designer Ukrainian State Enterprise "Ivchenko — Progress' Igor Kravchenko, who watched the demonstration flight E-2M. I think with that, all the participants agreed to this day at the flying field.
Helicopter, rising into the sky, showing aerobatics, and later, after a few laps under the applause of the commission of serious smoothly sank to the ground.
General Director of "Rostvertol" Boris Slusar said, "Mi-2 helicopter is a classic. It is heavily used, and in Russia and abroad. "Rostvertol" plans to modernize helicopters of this type immediately with carrying out overhaul and reconditioning. So the plans for E-2M we have a lot. "