Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in Havana International Fair (FIHAV-2015), where it will showcase its helicopter range – both current commercial models that operators from diverse countries are already familiar with and upcoming commercial helicopters. FIHAV-2015 will be held in Havana, Cuba, from 2-7 November 2015. Russian Helicopters' exhibition can be found at Stand 1, Pavilion 24.
Visitors and participants in FIHAV-2015 will have the chance to learn more about Russian Helicopters' legendary Mi-8/17 series helicopters, which are operated in Cuba, and are known as being reliable, resilient, and easy to maintain. The modernised Mi-17 carries out flights over the sea for Cuba’s oil-and-gas sector companies. Russian Helicopters will also showcase its latest models – the medium multirole Mi-38, which is ideally suited to operators across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Mi-38 can be used to transport cargo and passengers, VIPs, and as a search and rescue helicopter and flying hospital. It can also be used to support offshore operations. Today, this model is in the final stages of certification. Russian Helicopters' Kazan Helicopters has produced the fuselage for the first series produced Mi-38. The Mi-38 boasts modern, robustly designed helicopter systems, superior capabilities to other helicopters in its class in terms of passenger and cargo capacity, and improved flight capabilities.
The light multirole Ansat, developed and produced by Kazan Helicopters will also be showcased at the Russian Helicopters stand. This reliable and easy-to-use helicopter is designed to operate in various different climates and does not need to be stored in a hangar. The Ansat has a metal fuselage, composite materials in non-load bearing elements, and fibreglass blades. The hingeless main rotor delivers heightened manoeuvrability and significantly reduces operating costs. It can be used to transport cargo and passengers, in patrols, search and rescue and medevac operations. Exhibition visitors will also be able to view the medical variant.
During FIHAV-2015, Russian Helicopters representatives will talk to helicopter operators and aviation specialists from various different countries about their developing programme for after-sales service and maintenance of Russian-made helicopters, spare part supplies, and crew training. Russian Helicopters will meet customers and discuss their needs and future requirements. A significant emphasis will be put on modernising the current helicopter fleet in both Cuba specifically and Latin America more broadly.
Russia Day will be celebrated at the exhibition, on 4 November. Russian Helicopters will be involved in these celebrations.
The 33rd Havana International Fair FIHAV-2015 will be held at the Expocuba exhibition space, and is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Trade, the Ministry of International Investment and Cooperation, and the Cuban Chamber of Commerce. FIHAV is one of the most significant regional trade shows in Latin America, which showcases the latest technological achievements from numerous countries.
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