Russian Helicopters Mi-38: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Mi-38 has been designed as a competitor to the Sikorsky S-92 and AgustaWestland EH101, it will be able to carry a cargo as well as passengers and is fitted with an underslung external hook.

Missions: Search and Rescue, Security, Oil & Gas, VIP , EMS

First Flight: 22 December 2003

World fleet: 3 prototypes (2 are fitted with Klimov engines and one with Pratt & Whitney Canada turboshaft engines)

Category: Twin-engine


Maximum speed (Vne):  320 km/hr

Maximum cruise speed (Vh): 285 km/hr

Maximum range: 660 km (with 3,000 kg  cargo)


Maximum take-off gross weight: 15,600 kg/16,200 kg (with underslung external cargo)

Empty weight: 8,300 kg

Loaded weight: 14,200 kg

Passengers (crew): 30 (1-3)

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

You may also like...