At the end of HeliRussia-2013

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Last week, Moscow hosted the sixth international exhibition of helicopters HeliRussia. The scale of this show year-on-year rise, although this is not shown in all areas. For example, this year’s event was attended by 205 companies from 18 countries (including 165 Russian) — only four firms more than participated in HeliRussua-2012. However, even with this slight increase in the number of participants continues to grow salon. For example, this year the event has been held in two halls of the exhibition center "Crocus Expo", but not in the same as it was before.  

Perhaps one of the events of the show — the opening of the first Heliport. "Russian Helicopter Systems" together with "Helicopters of Russia" on May 17 opened the country’s first mini-airport for receiving helicopters. This Heliport is located on the roof of the exhibition center and has everything needed to complete the work: it has landing areas, waiting room, reception area and even inspection. In the Heliport is a private helicopter taxi service, and besides, he is ready to take the technique of other airlines.

The exhibition was attended quite an interesting exhibit — the Ka-226T Ministry of Emergency Situations. This is interesting because it was the first production model of the helicopter. Not so long ago run out of the factory testing of the helicopter and a few days before the show he was handed aviators MOE. The Ka-226T continues to previously laid by the ideology of rotorcraft with modular equipment. So, presented at the exhibition model is equipped with a special unit with medical equipment. After the exhibition the first serial Ka-226T went to his unit in the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazan.

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The Ka-226T Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations

It is noteworthy that HeliRussia-not demonstrated a medical helicopter. The company Eurocopter has also shown the car such an appointment. Not far from the Ka-226T in the same exhibition hall stood EC145 with distinctive orange-and-blue stripes on the sides, also owned by the Russian Emergencies Ministry. This machine is used for several years by Moscow rescuers and during his career has had time to deliver in the hospital a lot of victims in road accidents and other incidents.

Another exhibit of a full-size helicopter was from the European Eurocopter EC130 T2. This passenger helicopter at modernization received new engines Turbomecca Ariel 2D and a number of design changes. As a result, EC130 T2 has become one of the quietest helicopters in the world. The advantage of a low-noise engines and propellers is actively used by the manufacturer for promotional purposes. In Eurocopter expects that quiet EC130 T2 will appeal to those carriers who have to serve the helicopter line over populated areas or near them.

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Eurocopter ES130 T2

Foreign vertoletostroiteli already understand the emerging market and therefore try every possible way to attract customers from Russia. Thus, the representative of the American company Bell Helicopter Textron in Russia — the company Jet Transfer — has signed a contract with Russian "Transas". According to this document, on the Bell 407 and Bell 429, delivered in Russia, will be installed navigation equipment compatible directly with the two satellite systems: GPS and GLONASS. Thus companies are going to raise the prospects of helicopters "Bell" in the Russian market. It should be noted, one of the helicopters, which affect the terms of the contracts, was present at the exhibition. In the exhibition hall HeliRussia-2013 Jet Transfer company showed Bell 407 rotary-wing aircraft.

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Helicopter Bell 429

The Italian company AgustaWestland together with "Helicopters of Russia" has demonstrated at HeliRussia helicopter AW139. This machine is not new — since the beginning of its operation ten years ago. However, as shown in the exhibition copy of great interest. The fact that he became the first helicopter of this type are not collected in Italy, and in Russia, at the "HeliVert." AW139 assembly in a joint venture "Russian Helicopters" and AgustaWestland in the suburban Tomilino started last year and already has contracts for the production of four dozen helicopters, the first of which recently came out of the shop. Perhaps in the future portfolio companies’ HeliVert "will increase. You also can not rule out such a development, in which "Russian Helicopters" and AgustaWestland helicopters to agree on the assembly of other types.

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While some foreign manufacturers of helicopters trying to share the market of new technology, others rely on in-use helicopters. Thus, the Ukrainian company "Motor Sich" submitted its draft SME-2, which is actually a more thorough modernization of the Soviet Mi-2 helicopter. At the time it was built nearly a half thousand toe Mi-2, but now the number of operating machines of this model is only a few percent of the total. Helicopter SME-2 is supposed to equip two new engines AI-450M rated at 465 hp, enabling a significant increase in flight performance. In addition, the modernization of the Mi-2 has received a number of major design changes, and new avionics. According to the director of "Motor Sich" V. Boguslayev, SME-2 is a completely new helicopter for which the Mi-2 was only a prototype.

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Mi-2MSB2 Motor Sich

To date, its scale international exhibition HeliRussia become one of the largest such events helicopter orientation. Admittedly, at the Moscow salon is not signed multimillion-dollar contracts for the supply of equipment, but it has become a popular venue for displaying their developments and market promotion. The exhibition was held last week, the exhibition is not limited only to the above-described helicopters. Also, a large number of business was presented in the form of brochures, leaflets and other promotional materials. Perhaps in the future at HeliRussia will be even more helicopters and other exhibition samples and advertising. But check this assumption will only be possible in a year, the international salon HeliRussia-2014.

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Light multipurpose helicopter ANSAT

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The Ka-62 on the bench, "Russian Helicopters"

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Robinson R-22

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Eurocopter ES130 T2

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AW139

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The twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter AgustaWestland AW139

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