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

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Russian Helicopters Mi-38

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)