The Chinese side expressed interest in Russia’s new modernized light helicopter Mi-34C1. As reported on Tuesday, the deputy director of marketing holding company "Helicopters of Russia" Victor Egorov, the company has already received requests for this rotary-wing aircraft.
In an interview with Itar-Tass on open air show "Eyshn Aerospace 2011", he said that in China is growing demand for light helicopters, which can be used for corporate and private transport. "China has enough rich people, especially in the south of the country to make such purchases," — said Yegorov.
A modified Mi-34C1 will be produced in 2012, "We have modernized it, put forced induction engine, changed the number of systems have modified the airframe, avionics installed a more modern, — said the representative of the holding. — Of course, as one of the key markets we consider China ".
According to Yegorov, in China is also growing interest in Russian heavy Mi-26 that perform well in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province. China has already bought three of these rotorcraft — the lifting of the world — and wants to order another one. The most popular in China are middle-class multipurpose helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-171.
"We also are promoting the China market Ka-32A11VS that may be involved in fire fighting," — he added. In China, for the service of Russian helicopters in a joint venture "Sino-Rashn helicopter service» (Sino-Russian Helicopter Service Company), a special service center in Qingdao. "Its opening is expected by the end of this year", — said Yegorov.