Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its latest developments at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA 2015, which will be held on Malaysia’s Langkawi island from 17 to 21 March.
Russian Helicopters will display its multirole Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters at LIMA-2015. Military models will also be centre-stage: together with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters will showcase Mi-35M, Mi-171Sh, and Mi-17V-5 helicopters for representatives of the law enforcement agencies in Malaysia and other countries of South East Asia.
Today, Russian-made helicopters are operated in over 100 countries in the world, including many in the Asia Pacific region. In total, about 1,500 medium and light Russian-made helicopters are operated in the region.
“Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are experiencing dynamic economic development. Demand for helicopters in the region is constantly growing. Our company is interested in this region and is eager to expand its presence here,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev. “At LIMA 2015, we will showcase the latest Russian-made commercial helicopters that are most relevant, in particular to countries across South East Asia. We are seeing interest in these models among our potential partners, and hope to develop mutually beneficial cooperation.”
The new Mi-171A2 is a medium helicopter built using the latest technologies and engineering solutions. It is a reliable and safe aircraft that sets new standards for medium-class helicopters worldwide. The Mi-171A2 is currently undergoing the final stages of testing. It is part of the legendary Mi-8/17 series of helicopters.
Participants in and visitors to LIMA 2015 will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Ansat light helicopter. The Ansat is one of the most in-demand models in its class of helicopters with lift capacity of up to one and a half tonnes and has been the subject of great interest from public- and private-sector bodies in Malaysia. The helicopter has the most spacious cabin in its class, and its configuration can be changed depending on its designated purpose. The Ansat can be used for passenger flights (including VIP class) as well as hauling cargo, and can also be deployed on police operations or to fly search-and-rescue and medevac missions.
The combination of qualities such as ease of use, reliability, optimal cost, ease of service, and diverse range in cargo capacity and flight altitude makes Russian-produced helicopters particularly attractive to countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Russian Helicopters offers a comprehensive range of maintenance and after-sale services. The company is developing its global after-sale service network, which facilitates the transfer to full-life-cycle helicopter sales – ensuring the helicopters have qualified support throughout their operational life. In 2014, Russian Helicopters was granted the right to carry out foreign trade activity involving servicing military products, allowing the company to continue to develop its global network in accordance with the highest international standards.
Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition is one of the largest aerospace shows in the Asia-Pacific region, and takes place every two years on Langkawi island under the auspices of Malaysia’s defence ministry.