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HeliRussia 2020: successes in a period of restrictions


At the opening of the exhibition. Photo "Russian Helicopters"

The XIII International Exhibition of the Helicopter Industry HeliRussia 15 was held in Moscow from 17 to 2020 September. This time, the salon faced known problems and was not particularly large-scale. Nevertheless, a number of new and modernized developments were demonstrated there. Various events were held and new contracts were signed.

Amid the epidemic

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related restrictions, not all potential participants were able to come to HeliRussia 2020 and show their products. However, the exhibition was attended by 150 companies and organizations from Russia and 11 foreign countries. The exposition was attended by delegations from several states.

At the stands of the participating organizations and in the open area, one and a half dozen full-size aircraft of various types were demonstrated - manned and unmanned products. Aviation equipment developers presented more than 80 devices and assemblies. Fundamentally new technologies and the results of their application were demonstrated.

Multipurpose Ka-32A11BC - this exhibit arrived on its own. Photo "Russian Helicopters"

The business program of the exhibition started on the eve of the official opening. From 14 to 17 September, several dozen conferences, presentations and other events on various topics were held. Developers of equipment and units presented their new projects, businessmen discussed the specifics of their activities, etc.

Helicopter novelties

This year, at HeliRussia, fundamentally new samples of manned helicopter technology were not demonstrated. At the same time, we presented several options for the development of already known machines with certain capabilities. We paid some attention to the "topical" topic - medical systems.

One of the most notable exhibits of the exhibition was the multipurpose Ansat helicopter from Russian Helicopters in a cargo-passenger version with new equipment. The helicopter received an additional fuel tank in the cockpit and inflatable ballonets on skis. The emergency landing system allows you to safely work over the sea; in case of landing, the helicopter can remain on the water for up to half an hour. The system has already received a certificate from the Federal Air Transport Agency. An additional 192 l tank increases the flight range by 140-150 km.

Ansat with an emergency splashdown system. Photo "Russian Helicopters"

Russian Helicopters also revealed their plans for further modernization of the Ansat. This year, a helicopter with a lightweight glider, new avionics, larger tanks and other innovations will be tested. Work continues on the integration of a winch for external load sling.

Foreign helicopter construction this year was represented by only one full-fledged model - the American Bell 505. It was noted that this newest model aircraft was not only delivered from the United States for the exhibition, but had already passed registration in Russia before it began operation. New helicopters of this type with a business class cabin will soon be handed over to Russian customers.

New market participants also presented their developments. Thus, the Russian company AGAN Aircraft showed a multi-purpose light helicopter KW 505. The machine is equipped with a piston engine and can carry four people. The KW 505 is offered for use in a variety of applications where the transport of people or small loads is required. In addition, AGAN Aircraft showed an unfinished prototype of the Bush 505SL light aircraft.

The same car from a different angle. Photo "Russian Helicopters"

At HeliRussia 2020, various devices and systems were demonstrated to solve various problems. The most urgent at present is the new development of Russian Helicopter Systems. This manufacturer of additional equipment offered an updated set of medical equipment for installation on domestic equipment.

An improved medical module with the necessary life support has been developed. It allows you to transport the patient without intermediate transfer at different stages. All movements, incl. loading and unloading from the helicopter is carried out by one person. A sealed box with a closed ventilation and air purification system was created for the transportation of infectious patients. The use of such a box makes it possible to protect doctors and pilots from infection.

Unmanned vehicles

The direction of helicopter-class UAVs was widely presented. For example, the Russian company “aviation auxiliary systems ”showed several samples of the new SmartHELI line. The SmartHELI-350 and SmartHELI-400 drones are intended for civilian structures and can solve surveillance and reconnaissance tasks.

HeliRussia 2020: successes in a period of restrictions
Sealed box for infectious patients. Photo "Russian Helicopter Systems"

Both products of the SmartHELI series are compact helicopters of a traditional design with the ability to install various payloads. Depending on the tasks set, an optoelectronic system of the required type or radar of one of the two models is mounted. Potential customers are offered both full-fledged UAVs with one load or another, as well as individual components.

At the joint stand of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, several resident companies presented their new drones of various types. Various organizations are working on the issues of creating UAVs for aircraft and helicopter architecture of various sizes and purposes.

New contracts

During HeliRussia 2020, several new contracts of one kind or another appeared. Thus, on the first day, Russian Helicopters and Polar Airlines signed a new cooperation agreement. Earlier, they agreed on the supply of Ansat helicopters, the customer will receive the first machines next year. Now there is a contract for full service support of the supplied helicopters.

SmartHELI brand drones. Photo

JSC UEC-Klimov from the United Engine Corporation has signed a contract with the Indian airline Sky One Airways. The document provides for servicing the power plants of Mi-172 helicopters throughout the entire life cycle. The contract provides for cooperation for 5 years and will provide the Russian company with revenue of 700 thousand US dollars per year.

An interesting contract was signed by the First Flight aerobatic team and the Sterlitamak Petrochemical Plant. The latter will supply the group with aviation gasoline, which will simplify the group's activities and allow it to optimize costs.

Tasks solved

This year, the pandemic has led to the cancellation of many international forums, exhibitions and salons. The Russian helicopter exhibition HeliRussia 2020 took place - but it was held on a smaller scale and is inferior to previous events in all main indicators. However, even with certain limitations, this event fulfilled its tasks.

Russian and foreign helicopter builders had the opportunity to show their developments - completely new samples and modernization projects. Also, new members of the industry, who have not yet managed to create a name for themselves, received the opportunity to declare themselves. As always, the exhibition has become a platform for signing new contracts.

Thus, epidemiological restrictions affected the quantitative indicators of HeliRussia 2020, but the exhibition retained its status and led to the desired results. It is hoped that next year the events will be held in full scale and without any restrictions.
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  2. svp67
    svp67 21 September 2020 05: 23
    Rogozin, then how? At every wedding, the bride, and at the funeral - the deceased, it turns out about him ...
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 21 September 2020 05: 37
      At the birthday party, the birthday man, at the exhibition - an exhibit and in each barrel ...
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 21 September 2020 14: 26
        Vladimir, welcome!hi Nevertheless, despite the "promotion", the domestic production of helicopters is steadily declining. Export supplies too.
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 22 September 2020 01: 05
          Alexey hi Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC "Rostvertol" - Can you guess from three times who THIS is?
          1. Lexus
            Lexus 22 September 2020 01: 12
            There is nothing to guess here - Taburetkin.
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 22 September 2020 01: 17
              And yet:On May 8, 2019, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation.followed by the aircraft industry will bend ...
              1. Lexus
                Lexus 22 September 2020 01: 24
                Only on VO there were several dozen articles about "breakthroughs" in aircraft construction during this year of "finishing off." How many spears have already been broken and nerves frayed ... You have to be a complete idiot or a scoundrel (or both at the same time) in order to deny the approach of the "furry animal" and continue to shout.
                1. Uncle lee
                  Uncle lee 22 September 2020 01: 29
                  All full of uryakalok, and hidden enemies, and direct enemies. Tikhushniki are especially active, with minuses in a day or two ...
                  1. Lexus
                    Lexus 22 September 2020 01: 38
                    "Bolt" on these with their "cons". They make me neither cold nor hot. There was still not enough to get upset because of the "offended", including by Nature. They are not worth it.
                    1. Uncle lee
                      Uncle lee 22 September 2020 02: 06
                      Their petty nature is disgusting - to crap on the sly ... I sometimes conduct a test for adequacy and a sense of humor - the results are just fun.
                      1. Lexus
                        Lexus 22 September 2020 02: 26
                        Here and no tests are needed - and so it is clear that the "experimental" Academician Pavlov were "head and shoulders" smarter than some "kalya malya". On the other branch, the guys seriously intrigued me with the symbols on the "battle flag" of the American submarine during the Second World War. Found answers, but not all. It's already morning for you, but I haven't gone to bed yet. Get up early. Happily! hi
                      2. Uncle lee
                        Uncle lee 22 September 2020 04: 14
                        Goodnight !
  3. Hagen
    Hagen 21 September 2020 08: 43
    Quote: svp67
    Rogozin, then how?

    Roscosmos is actively cooperating with Rosvertol. For example, today cosmonauts are undergoing helicopter training to practice their skills in spacecraft control. In general, there is nothing to be surprised at. Two high-tech firms will always find common challenges on which to productively interact. Moreover, they are both state-owned.
    1. svp67
      svp67 21 September 2020 08: 46
      Quote: Hagen
      Roscosmos is actively cooperating with Rosvertol.

      Then, where are the rest of the heads of firms and organizations that are no less, if not more active, interact with Rosveltol? Where are the representatives from the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Emergencies?
      1. Hagen
        Hagen 21 September 2020 08: 53
        Quote: svp67
        Then, where are the rest of the heads of firms and organizations that are no less, if not more active, interact with Rosveltol?

        Obviously, they gathered those who cooperate in the greatest volumes. And cutting ribbons is an event for PR and media content of the event. Maybe there were others, but someone could not, someone did not want to. What is the difference in that? The main thing is what is presented, what is in the real plans?
        1. Snail N9
          Snail N9 21 September 2020 10: 23
          I saw "sanctions" (visible to the naked eye), "successes" - did not see ...
          1. Hagen
            Hagen 21 September 2020 13: 22
            Quote: Snail N9
            I saw "sanctions" (visible to the naked eye), "successes" - did not see ...

            Everyone sees what he wants to see.
  • Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 21 September 2020 09: 24
    Interesting, and you can be happy for your own people. True, the first picture in the article
    somehow unwittingly reminded me of cutting a birthday cake (or "budget"). It's a bad tradition to do these things in bulk. There is a chief, let him either cut the ribbon himself and open the event, or invite an honorable and respected ...
  • iouris
    iouris 21 September 2020 11: 14
    For the first time it was read as Highileykli Russia. How does it sound in Russian?
    1. Pavel57
      Pavel57 21 September 2020 12: 09
      Precisely to replace Heli with Verti, Rush with Russia - Verti Russia.
      1. iouris
        iouris 21 September 2020 14: 12
        On what "turn"? Those. this is a joke of humor in the spirit of Chubais: "Russia is a great nano-power."
    2. Max otto
      Max otto 21 September 2020 21: 31
      Quote: iouris
      HeliRussia 2020

      "HeliRussia 2020", "SmartHELI-350 and SmartHELI-400 unmanned aerial vehicles ...", "... the Russian company AGAN Aircraft showed a multi-purpose light helicopter KW 505" ...
      What are lovely Russian names.
      The times go by, clearly reminiscent of the time when the guardians of the Russian state were even vpadlu to speak the same language with the peasant cattle, remember? French was used by the great guardians.
      And Gagarin had "USSR" written on his helmet. Not "USSR", and not even "Soviet Union".
  • Undecim
    Undecim 21 September 2020 12: 52
    One of the most notable exhibits of the exhibition was the multipurpose Ansat helicopter from Russian Helicopters
    Yes, quite a "fresh development", only twenty years. And the Pratt & Whitney engines, somehow, do not fit into the concept "has no analogues in the world".
  • Radikal
    Radikal 14 November 2020 16: 29
    At the opening of the exhibition. Photo "Russian Helicopters"
    Hmmm - they learned how to cut ribbons at the opening of exhibitions in the Russian Federation ... sad