Russian Helicopters starts final certification tests for Mi-38
Russian Helicopters has started the final stage of certification testing for the Mi-38 helicopter.
Testing is being carried out on two prototype models of the helicopter fitted with Russian TV7-117V engines.
On 3 November 2014, Russian Helicopters’ Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant received the fourth prototype of the Mi-38. The helicopter was built at Kazan Helicopters, also a Russian Helicopters company.
The fourth Mi-38 prototype will be fitted with the full suite of on-board data acquisition systems. The Mi-38’s certification is expected in 2015.
The Mi-38 is a medium-lift multirole helicopter, designed at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in accordance with AP-29 aircraft certification requirements. Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant is a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. Mi-helicopters are operated in 110 countries around the world.
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