The company also has to manufacture and test the so-called "flying laboratory" - a prototype, on the basis of which tests will be conducted.
Initially, the program of a promising high-speed helicopter assumed two parallel developments - the Mi-X1 design bureau Mil and Ka-92 of the Kamov design bureau to select the best technological solution. As a result, the most optimal from an economic and technical point of view were recognized the solutions and approaches of KB Mil.
“Currently, the classic eight (Mi-8 helicopter) is the world market leader in the medium helicopter segment, so it was decided to maintain positions in this niche and develop a helicopter in the same“ weight category. ”As a model, it was presented to at the Farnborough Air Show in 2012, the project was defended and received state support, "said a representative of Russian Helicopters.
In May, 2013, Roman Chernyshev, then the general director of the Russian Helicopters holding, said that certification tests could begin in 2018-2020 years. According to him, at the first stage, the speed characteristics of the helicopter will exceed the current by about a quarter, the car will be manufactured on the basis of the available technologies and materials. Only at the second stage of the program will the holding start building a helicopter with higher speed and other technical characteristics.
The development of a promising high-speed helicopter (PSV) is provided for by the federal target program "Development of Civil aviation Russian technology. "PSV should provide a flight range of up to 1,5 thousand km and be adapted for vip transportation. At the first stage of the program, the cruising speed of the machine will be 300-350 km / h, at the second stage - about 450 km / h. Helicopter weighing 10-12 tons, it is focused on the needs of the aviation market, in the passenger version it will have a passenger capacity of 21-24 people, specialized versions of the helicopter are also being developed: search and rescue, patrol and medical.