Friday, October 2, 2009

Russia cooperated with China to create a heavy helicopter

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" in the project AHL (Advanced Heavy-Lifter) is working with Chinese manufacturers to build a new heavy helicopter take-off mass of about 30 tons. It is reported "InterfaxWith reference to the general director of the holding Andrew Shibitova.

"To date we have with our Chinese partners have come to realize that the helicopter market and explore the technical parameters of a forward-looking machines, and prepare the basis for techno-economic analysis of her project," - noted Shibitov in an interview. According to him, research in this area continues, and summing the intermediate results of pre-studies are planned for autumn 2009.

Head of Helicopters of Russia "also said that China is very interested in such machines. He recalled that China already has experience in operating in their territories and the lifting of the worst in the world Mi-26TS, which had previously proved useful in the aftermath of the earthquake in China in 2008. This disaster, according to the interlocutor of the agency, has identified a great need for helicopters super-heavy class.

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