Kazan Helicopter Plant

May 3, 2012 - 5:15pm

Russian Helicopters is redeveloping the Kazan Ansat light twin with conventional flight controls, as opposed to the fly-by-wire (FBW) system with which it has been flying thus far. Kazan Helicopters has performed the first demonstration flight with a hydro-mechanical flight control system.

The testing program, which involves two prototypes for flight and ground tests, started last year. The manufacturer has filed an application with the Interstate Aviation Committee’s Air Registry for additional type certification, which it expects to achieve in the second half of this year.

January 29, 2011 - 7:45am

Russian Helicopters last month announced it has consolidated “control stock of all of Russia’s rotorcraft-building enterprises,” as it has increased its stake in Rostvertol from 23 percent to 75 percent.

June 30, 2009 - 12:02pm

Looking beyond the current financial picture, the Russian aviation industry plans to increase helicopter production in the coming years, according to Andrei Reus, director general of Oboronprom. In fact, the Russian helicopter manufacturing industry aims to capture 15 percent of the world’s helicopter market by 2015.

July 7, 2008 - 6:52am

Russia’s helicopter business received a boost with an announcement by the country’s vice premier, Sergey Ivanov, that production rates for both civil and military models should be increased. Next January, the government is due to issue draft plans that will call for almost $6.4 billion of fresh investment in the industry through 2015, with half of the sum to come from the private sector.

May 6, 2008 - 9:01am

As its civil Ansat light-twin helo nears Russian certification, Kazan helicopters has begun work on a military variant as part of a program funded by Russia’s defense ministry.

February 17, 2008 - 10:53pm

Russia and South Korea are negotiating for the South Korean navy to take some Kamov Ka-32 helicopters to settle part of a debt owed by Russia to the Asian country. The proposed deal is part of wider Korean military plans to acquire up to 30 Russian helicopters of various types through 2012.

January 9, 2008 - 6:24am

Remember that day in early spring when suddenly it seemed as if every flower that could bloom actually did, unnoticed and overnight? That’s what happened at the end of the year, when some long-somnolent vertical-lift programs suddenly sprang to life. Most notable was the Bell/Agusta BA609 civil tiltrotor, which underwent its first power-on engine runups at its Arlington, Texas test base early last month.

January 30, 2007 - 10:39am

Exhibitors at January’s Iran Airshow 2005 indicated that the market for civilian helicopters in the Islamic Republic is growing. Local and foreign manufacturers and lessor companies reported a steady growth of the helicopter market.

October 30, 2006 - 11:47am

LG International (LGI) this month is scheduled to open a new maintenance center for Russian helicopters at Seoul Gimpo Airport, with capacity for 24 major overhauls a year. Part of LG Group, LGI–which has 43 overseas offices and $18 billion in sales–focuses on Russian helicopters in South Korea.

 
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