The plant was founded in 1933 year, as a woodworking enterprise, later called plant number 387.
In 1941, he began production of the Po-2 biplanes. The number of Po-2s released during the war years exceeded 10000 airplanes, making up 10% of all airplanes produced in the Soviet Union during World War II.
In 1951, the plant began production of Mi-1 helicopters. In 1956, the export of helicopters began. In 1965, the production of Mi-8 helicopters began - the most common helicopter in the world ...
Slava again published the most interesting photos from the Kazan Helicopter Plant- gelio-nsk.livejournal.com/180576.html It is always interesting to know the details about working a large enterprise. By tradition, I dragged to my place an interesting thing about Live Journal about Kazan.
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Kazan Helicopter Plant OJSC is a manufacturer of Mi-8 / 17 family of helicopters that is part of the Russian Helicopters helicopter-building holding. The plant carries out a full cycle of creating helicopter technology from development and serial production to after-sales support, personnel training and repairs. For all history the existence of the company more than 12 000 helicopters Mi-4, Mi-8, Mi-14, Mi-17, "Ansat" and their modifications delivered in 100 countries of the world.
The turning shop is equipped with machining centers of the Japanese company Mazak.
Transporter on an automated line
Tool shop machining center
Kazan Helicopter Plant is the only enterprise in Russia and in the world that produces blades in three fundamentally different technologies: the manufacture of metal blades, composite blades by winding and laying.
Production of metal blades.
The basis of rigidity laid the frame in the form of honeycombs. Stretching cell block.
This is an element of the transverse force set of the frame of the blade, designed to give them a profile shape.
Cell tie to ribs
Primer application on the side member
Trimming the adhesive film during the assembly of the heating pad
Checking the quality of adhesive bonding tail compartments with spar
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Assembly and assembly shop
Work on drilling and riveting the hood lids on the picking stand (preparatory work before installing the hoods on the fuselage)
The upper platform of the installation of the hood of the power plant on the fuselage.
Assembly and riveting amphibious seats.
Riveted seams on the surface of the tail boom
Assembly and riveting of parts (components) of the end beam
Assembly and riveting stabilizer
On the photo product Mi-17B-5
Installation of harnesses in the engine compartment
Installation of harnesses on the cockpit
Installation of harnesses under the floor of the load box
Installation of a single dashboard
Russian-made helicopters made in Kazan, a total of more than 50 million flight hours flew around the world.
For example, this Mi-17B-5 will fly to Azerbaijan ...