Russian Helicopters, that designs and manufactures polite and troops rotorcraft, will jointly furnish a new light helicopter with Europe’s AugustaWestland after a dual companies pointer an agreement during Britain’s Farnborough atmosphere uncover this week, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov pronounced on Monday.
“We will pattern a helicopter together with AugustaWestland,” Petrov told a news conference, adding that a initial indication of a new polite helicopter would be done in 2015.
A operative organisation for pattern of a new helicopter, that will have a bill of around 100 million euros, will start work soon, Petrov added.
The pattern of a new light helicopter does not meant a association will stop prolongation of other light helicopters such as a Kamov Ka-226 or Mi-34, Russian Helicopters orator Roman Kirillov told RIA Novosti.
“The start of new projects does not meant they will reinstate stream ones. We are widening a indication operation by a general projects such as we have with AugustaWestland,” Kirillov said.
He did not divulge a new machine’s name or a weight class.
The dual companies sealed a 20 million euro corner try understanding in Jun 2011 to arrange AW139 middle twin engine helicopters in Russia.
AgustaWestland’s 4.5 ton-class AW169 done a initial coming during Farnborough on Monday.
Light helicopters are a fastest-growing shred of a Russian polite helicopter market, with clever direct from oil companies, private users and atmosphere ride companies.