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.”
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.