Russian rotorcraft maker to showcase 1.6-tonne helicopter at HeliRussia-2018 exhibition

Russian Helicopters Group (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) will showcase a VRT500 light single-engine helicopter, the first serial-produced Mi-171A2 and the upgraded Ansat at the HeliRussia-2018 international rotorcraft exhibition, the company’s press office reported on Wednesday.

The helicopter exhibition will be held at the Crocus Expo exhibition center outside Moscow on May 24-26, the press office said.

“The Group’s static exposition will feature Mi-171Sh helicopters with expanded capabilities, the renewed Ansat helicopter, and also the first serial-produced Mi-171A2 helicopter. Its transfer to the first customer, the Utair airline, is planned as part of the exhibition. Specialists of Russian Helicopters Group will take an active part in the event’s business program and a whole number of negotiations is planned with Russian and foreign partners,” the press office said.

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