Subscribe Free
in General Aviation

Mi-38 successfully passes testing in extreme conditions

Posted 5 July 2019 · Add Comment

Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude.

 

Test results were delivered to the Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya to make additions to the helicopter type certificate.

In particular, the helicopter made more than 50 flights in the city of Astrakhan, successfully confirming the possibility to operate at ambient temperatures of up to +45 degrees Celsius. High altitude tests were conducted at Mount Elbrus. The results confirmed the Mi-38's ability to fly in altitudes of up to 3000 meters above sea level. In addition, the helicopter made a series of 50 flights, during which the possibility of piloting and navigation was evaluated in the absence of visual visibility of landmarks and the horizon.

"Considering there's high interest in the helicopter from both Russian and foreign customers, we're trying to test and document the its capabilities to the maximum. In particular, we are planning to test a new surveillance system and certify new hardened main rotor blades (which will also be used in Mi-171A2) in the near future", said the Director General of Russian Helicopters, Andrey Boginsky

The Mi-38 is equipped with new Russian-made high-performance TV7-117V engines, an integrated digital flight-navigation system with data display on five LCD displays and an protected explosion-proof fuel system. The helicopter also comes with additional supports for the landing gear for soft ground and snow landings. Mi-38's IBKO-38 integrated set of on-board equipment provides the crew with high definition information necessary for ensuring a high level of flight safety. The helicopter cabin has seats which are easy to remove, removable sanitary facilities and rollers to transport cargo.

The Mi-38 helicopter can be used for transporting cargo and passengers, search and rescue operations, and VIP transportation. These operations can be conducted in a wide range of climates, including maritime, tropical and cold environments.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Qatar Airways resumes more U.S flights

Qatar Airways has continued to work with the U.S. government and airports as the airline rebuilds its U.S. network with the resumption of services to Houston and Philadelphia.

Emirates ramps up passenger services to Pakistan

Emirates will increase its passenger services to/from Pakistan starting 10 August.

Qatar Airways resumes services to Adelaide

Qatar Airways will resume services to Adelaide, Australia starting from 16 August 2020.

Tawazun teams up with Airbus for satellite assembly

Abu Dhabi based Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) has formed a collaboration with Airbus and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) from the UAE University, to build and develop a Satellite Assembly, Integration

Etihad Airways supports the UAE’s aid mission to Beirut

Etihad Airways in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has transported 16 tonnes of aid from the government of the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon.

Egypt issues travel decree

The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation has said that the Prime Minister’s decree on prohibiting travelling to Egypt, unless all travellers have a negative PCR test, is applicable only to non-Egyptians.

AMAC Aerospace SK
See us at
Manama Air Power Symposium 2020Saudi International Airshow 2021Global Aerospace Summit 2020Aviation MENA 2021World Defence Show 2022