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Third AW139 assembled in Russia

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18 March 2014 made the first flight of the third AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter (60003 serial number, 603 tail number) assembled on the HeliVert joint venture in Tomilino, which was created by Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland.


The preliminary agreement on the creation of a Russian-Italian joint venture HeliVert for the production of a civilian AW139 helicopter was signed by AgustaWestland and the Russian Helicopters holding at the Farnborough air show in July 2008. After that, 6 November 2008 was followed by the signing of the Joint Venture Agreement, which took place in the presence of the Russian and Italian prime ministers, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi. In the summer of 2011, the main regulatory documents regulating the activities of the joint venture CJSC HeliVert were signed in France, and in January-March 2012, the specialists of CJSC HeliVert already completed training in Italy at the AgustaWestland training center. There are currently 115 employees at the plant in Tomilino.

The first AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter assembled at CJSC HeliWert (serial number 60001, subsequent Russian registration RA-01996) made the first flight in Tomilino 19 December 2012 of the year, and the second helicopter (serial number 60002) - in April 2013 of the year. All three helicopters assembled so far are completed in the VIP package.

Thus, it can be stated that the opening of the AW139 assembly at CJSC HeliVert is conducted at a rather low pace. According to the well-known initial plans, it was planned to assemble four cars in 2013 year (from 60002 to 60005), but only now the third flight made the first flight. Apparently, there are also difficulties with sales of AW139 collected in Tomilino.


The third AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter (60003 serial number, 603 tail number), assembled at the joint venture HeliVert CJSC in Tomilino, during the first flight. 18.03.2014 (c) kabuki / aviaforum.ru
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 24 March 2014 10: 13
    +3
    This is a helicopter for the rich. Looks like traffic jams.
    1. avt
      avt 24 March 2014 10: 31
      +5
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      This is a helicopter for the rich. Looks like traffic jams.

      Yeah, a flying member of the ship, DAM on this cuts
      Quote: domokl
      But what about our design bureaus? Can't we build helicopters on our own?

      Ka-62 in luxury performance, just why the heck? It’s better to do the army-60th option for army men, so that they don’t drive 8ki for nothing, than transfer budget money to high-ranking asses. Businessmen do not want to buy for their own, that's just the third and done.
  2. alex-s
    alex-s 24 March 2014 10: 17
    +5
    Do we need our helicopters anymore? Why feed the capitalists again?
  3. domokl
    domokl 24 March 2014 10: 18
    +4
    I’m not sure I liked it ... it’s kind of good. But now, what about our design bureaus? Can't we build helicopters on our own? Or are technologies so super important that we can’t do without them?
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 24 March 2014 11: 50
      +1
      There is obviously a point too. Of course DAM watched from its bell tower (kickbacks and all that), but the foreign business with us is very relevant now! Right now, when foreigners threaten us with sanctions. The more ties they have to Russia, the greater the zilch from their sanctions. And we have one of the best helicopters
  4. smmeh
    smmeh 24 March 2014 10: 18
    0
    God forbid not the last
  5. Alexgs
    Alexgs 24 March 2014 10: 20
    +7
    As if there were no helicopters ...
  6. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 24 March 2014 10: 26
    +2
    If we bought all weapons in the West, we would now be in full ass, and kneeling would ask for forgiveness from them. We need to develop our production. am
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 24 March 2014 10: 41
      +5
      So far, rather, the West does not want to break contracts and lose a lot of money / jobs - therefore, it declares terrible punishments when we get to the Polish border, but for now only words from the rostrum. Therefore, Mistralki in STR, Tales in STR. Only RhineMetall seems not to be in force, and then, all the equipment has been delivered there, and a trial commissioning through 2-3 weeks (soon the contract will be executed, simply informally).
  7. muginov2015
    muginov2015 24 March 2014 10: 36
    +1
    this is to the question of how our beloved production is supporting its production. Maybe some people will take off their pink glasses.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 24 March 2014 10: 39
      +4
      Well, the buyer is UTEYR - they wanted a large batch, they decided that it would be more profitable to build an assembly center, with the expectation of new customers from Russia and neighboring countries. UTEYR could buy an Italian assembly, it somehow doesn’t matter. There are no alternatives for Russian helicopters NOW. UTEYR cannot wait for 3-5 years.

      And yes, they built already last year 2 Augusts from 303 produced helicopters.
    2. Barsik
      Barsik 24 March 2014 11: 32
      +3
      this is to the question of how our beloved production is supporting its production. Maybe some people will take off their pink glasses.

      Well, take off your glasses, dig a little deeper, maybe at last someone will come and for what purpose fool
  8. lexa-xa
    lexa-xa 24 March 2014 10: 49
    +3
    Fine, - let the bourgeois technologies master, then come in handy later!
  9. darksoul
    darksoul 24 March 2014 11: 03
    +3
    As you say, civilian helicopter engineering is not developed, we must adopt the technology from the bourgeoisie.
    Quote: tronin.maxim
    This is a helicopter for the rich.

    It may well go for hospitals. In Krasnodar, in the center of breast surgery, we already have some kind of bourgeois civilian, they carry emergency patients on it
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 24 March 2014 14: 39
      +1
      Quote: darksoul
      May well go for hospitals

      Ansat and Ka-226 may well suit hospitals. They are cheaper than bourgeois ones. In addition, the Kamov car, thanks to the coaxial scheme, will be more convenient for piloting in an urban environment ...

      Ka-226 (projection) ...
      1. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 24 March 2014 16: 27
        0
        Quote: Chicot 1
        Ansat and Ka-226 may well be suitable for hospitals.


        These are helicopters of different classes:

        "Ansat" - 9 passenger seats
        Practical range: 635 km
        Cruising speed: 250 km / h

        Ka-226 - 6 passenger seats
        Practical range: 600 km
        Cruising speed: 195 km / h

        AW139 - 12 passenger seats
        Practical range: 1,250 km
        Cruising speed: 310 km / h
        1. Chicot 1
          Chicot 1 24 March 2014 17: 28
          0
          Quote: And Us Rat
          These are different class helicopters

          Helicopters are classified according to classes not by passenger capacity and speed with flight range, but by take-off weight ... But this is not the main thing ...

          Ansat and Ka-226 have a rear cargo door that will facilitate loading and unloading of a patient on a stretcher. On AW139 this is absent. And this in this and the specific case is a minus, which will not pay off even a large passenger capacity ...
          I already wrote about the advantage of the Ka-226 coaxial circuit above ...

          In addition, the medical version of the Ka-226 is already taking place. So there’s no need to invent or adapt anything. Especially this Italian helicopter ...

          Ka-226 (medical version) ...
        2. Chicot 1
          Chicot 1 24 March 2014 17: 52
          0
          Quote: And Us Rat
          "Ansat" - 9 passenger seats
          Practical range: 635 km
          Cruising speed: 250 km / h

          Quote: Chicot 1
          medical version of the Ka-226 is already taking place

          Ansat also has a medical option ... So it turns out (as I said earlier) that ...
          Quote: Chicot 1
          nothing needs to be invented or adapted. Especially this Italian helicopter

          Moreover, with lower purchasing and operating costs for domestic helicopters ...

          "Ansat" (medical version) ...
  10. Sinbad
    Sinbad 24 March 2014 11: 59
    0
    I didn’t decide whether it was good or bad. On the one hand, it is necessary to develop domestic helicopter engineering, and not to finance a potential enemy. On the other hand - it is made in our territory, which means experience, technology, jobs. Although, if this is an assembly of car kits by foreign specialists, my attitude is brightly negative!
  11. 120352
    120352 24 March 2014 12: 34
    0
    Similar to MI-8. Just submissive ...
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 24 March 2014 14: 34
      0
      Quote: 120352
      Looks like MI-8

      Nothing in common, except for the so-called. "classical" (single-screw) circuit ...

      This is Mi-8 ...
  12. kelevra
    kelevra 24 March 2014 13: 17
    0
    I would like to believe that this is a helicopter for officials so that they do not drive along the roads and do not provoke accidents in which people die.
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 24 March 2014 16: 38
      0
      Quote: kelevra
      I want to believe that this is a helicopter for officials ...

      And the officials will not crack the helm? laughing
      There are much cheaper options. laughing
  13. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 24 March 2014 14: 29
    +2
    And why do we need this AW139? .. Or are there no helicopters of your own? .. How many have been cutting through the civilian Ka-62, and how many have been cutting through? .. Or has it already been decided at the same time to knock off domestic helicopter engineering? ..
    And I wonder which of our higher ranks is a shareholder of this "helicopter factory"? .. I would not be surprised if I see the name "Pogosyan" among them ...

    On x ... east AW139! .. When the Ka-60 rises into the air ??? !!! ...
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 24 March 2014 16: 47
      0
      Quote: Chicot 1
      How many have pierced the civilian Ka-62 ...

      If not for that, then Mi - 38 is closer in class.
      1. avt
        avt 24 March 2014 16: 53
        +1
        Quote: And Us Rat
        How many have pierced the civilian Ka-62 ...

        If not for that, then Mi - 38 is closer in class.

        No, well, it's too much. 38th takes place between the 8th and 26th. Although it was positioned as a replacement for 8ke.
        Quote: And Us Rat
        These are helicopters of different classes:

        And then yes, I agree. It is the 62nd classmate of "Mongoose".
  14. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 24 March 2014 22: 39
    +2
    In principle, we do not need these Italian aircraft. But as a lever of "sanctions against sanctions" it is quite good. The macaroni have invested their part of the money, and they will introduce Jewish sanctions - and they will lose not only profit, but also investments smile
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