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The first aircraft is scheduled to be handed over in July.
He began his career with Bell in 1950.
The helicopter now holds approvals from three agencies and expects a fourth shortly.
One helicopter is in flight test while the other is currently engaged in a 100-hour ground-test run of the drive system and controls.
The Ka-62 is expected to cost in the $10 million range, seat 12 to 15 and be aimed primarily at the offshore energy and search and rescue markets.
Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank will finance the new light multipurpose helicopter along with other areas of Russian Helicopters business.
The U.S. Army plans to upgrade 542 CH-47F and MH-47G helicopters, with deliveries starting in 2023.
The number of exhibitors jumped 85 percent from the 129 that participated in the first HeliRussia expo in 2008 to 237 this year.
Oil-and-gas giant could take a total of 200, if a larger deal goes through
The assembly line is part of a $790 million, 2016 framework agreement that calls for the assembly of 100 H135s in China over the next 10 years.