Havana / 29 October 2015
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in Havana International Fair (FIHAV-2015), where it will showcase its helicopter range - both current commercial models that operators from diverse countries are already familiar with and upcoming commercial helicopters. FIHAV-2015 will be held in Havana, Cuba, from 2-7 November 2015. Russian Helicopters' exhibition can be found at Stand 1, Pavilion 24.
Visitors and participants in FIHAV-2015 will have the chance to learn more about Russian Helicopters' legendary Mi-8/17 series helicopters, which are operated in Cuba, and are known as being reliable, resilient, and easy to maintain. The modernised Mi-17 carries out flights over the sea for Cuba's oil-and-gas sector companies. Russian Helicopters will also showcase its latest models - the medium multirole Mi-38, which is ideally suited to operators across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Mi-38 can be used to transport cargo and passengers, VIPs, and as a search and rescue helicopter and flying hospital. It can also be used to support offshore operations. Today, this model is in the final stages of certification. Russian Helicopters' Kazan Helicopters has produced the fuselage for the first series produced Mi-38. The Mi-38 boasts modern, robustly designed helicopter systems, superior capabilities to other helicopters in its class in terms of passenger and cargo capacity, and improved flight capabilities.
The light multirole Ansat, developed and produced by Kazan Helicopters will also be showcased at the Russian Helicopters stand. This reliable and easy-to-use helicopter is designed to operate in various different climates and does not need to be stored in a hangar. The Ansat has a metal fuselage, composite materials in non-load bearing elements, and fibreglass blades. The hingeless main rotor delivers heightened manoeuvrability and significantly reduces operating costs. It can be used to transport cargo and passengers, in patrols, search and rescue and medevac operations. Exhibition visitors will also be able to view the medical variant.
During FIHAV-2015, Russian Helicopters representatives will talk to helicopter operators and aviation specialists from various different countries about their developing programme for after-sales service and maintenance of Russian-made helicopters, spare part supplies, and crew training. Russian Helicopters will meet customers and discuss their needs and future requirements. A significant emphasis will be put on modernising the current helicopter fleet in both Cuba specifically and Latin America more broadly.
Russia Day will be celebrated at the exhibition, on 4 November. Russian Helicopters will be involved in these celebrations.
The 33rd Havana International Fair FIHAV-2015 will be held at the Expocuba exhibition space, and is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Trade, the Ministry of International Investment and Cooperation, and the Cuban Chamber of Commerce. FIHAV is one of the most significant regional trade shows in Latin America, which showcases the latest technological achievements from numerous countries.
Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014 its IFRS revenues increased 22,8% to RUB 169,8 billion. Deliveries reached 271 helicopters.
State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, five of them are involved in civil industries and 22 are directly controlled. Rostec's portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec's organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2014 amounted to RUB 964.5 billion. The tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 147.8 billion.