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

Horizon Technologies secures new FlyingFish orders

Horizon Technologies has secured a 500+K order for an undisclosed quantity of FlyingFish SIGINT systems from a Sub-Saharan African country.

OneWeb files for Chapter 11 restructuring to execute sale process

OneWeb, a communications company, announced today that the company and certain of its controlled affiliates have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern

ALSIM unveils new AL40 flight training device

ALSIM, a flight simulator manufacturer headquartered in France, has launched its new AL40, an exact replica of a new Diamond DA40 NG.

SAA accepts early retirement request from acting CEO

The Board of Directors at South African Airways has accepted the request from Zuks Ramasia, SAA acting CEO, for early retirement. Her last date of employ will be 14 April 2020.

SAA board thanks crew who flew chartered flight to repatriate citizens from Wuhan

The board and management of South African Airways (SAA) has thanked the SAA crew who flew a chartered aircraft which repatriated citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated.

Airlines facing rapid cash burn

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published new analysis showing that airlines may burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter ending 30 June 2020, while posting a quarterly net loss

GALF SK0403240620
See us at
AVMENA20 BT1309100620