Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, presented for the first time to the public the light, multi-purpose helicopter VRT500 at HeliRussia 2018. The helicopter was developed by BP-Technologies Design Bureau in cooperation with an international team of engineers.
The VRT500 will be the first helicopter in the company’s segment of light vehicles with a take-off weight up to two tons. Aircraft of this type currently constitute 18 percent of the world’s fleet of helicopters.
“We note interest in the project from both Russian and foreign operators, and today we have signed agreements on strategic partnerships within the framework of the helicopter promotion program for international markets,” said Andrei Boginsky, general director of Russian Helicopters.