Russian Helicopters receives type certification for Mi-38

Russian Helicopters has received type certification for the Mi-38 helicopter designed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters company.

In 2016 the Mi-38 will enter production and be launched on the Russian market. The first fuselage for the serial-production model has already been assembled at Kazan Helicopters.

“In 2015 Russian Helicopters has carried out a huge amount of preparatory work to achieve certification.”

“In 2015 Russian Helicopters has carried out a huge amount of preparatory work to achieve certification,” said Alexander Mikheev, CEO of Russian Helicopters. “At the start of the year we brought the commercial Ansat and Ka-226T light helicopters to the Russian market, and the year is closing with certification of the VIP version of the Ansat and the new Mi-38. We are thus diversifying the range of Russian-built helicopters that we produce.”

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Flight certification testing of the Mi-38 involved two prototypes (the third and fourth) fitted with TV7-117V engines by Klimov; the engines themselves successfully achieved certification early in the year. The fourth prototype closely approximates the future serially produced versions Mi-38, and incorporates all of the systems and components that will be used during serial production.

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Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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