May 16-18

HeliRussia 2020: results of the second day

In Moscow, the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is in progress.

Business Program 

Second day of Helirussia, traditionally, is in expert limelight. This year over 20 events were held as part of the business program: round tables, conferences and panels – each and all involve important industry issues.

Conference “Additive Technologies in the Aircraft Industry” has opened the Business Program. The speakers delivered presentations on the experience of developing and manufacturing parts of engines and helicopter gliders on 3D printersThe conference was held together with the exhibition 3D fab + print – this is an international event gathering leading representatives of the additive production ecosystem, held in Russia since 2017. 3D fab + print bring together Russian integrators and foreign users of additive technologies, scanning and control tools, materials, representatives of universities, research institutes, as well as state structures.

According to conference moderator Dmitry Trubashevsky, in virtue of HeliRussia, representatives of the two industries were able to outline the prospects for the introduction of 3D printing in the production and maintenance of helicopters.

Conference “Modern methods of rescue operations” was a full house, representatives of private and state companies, security services and equipment manufacturers shared experience and featured achievements. Moderator of the conference – the head of Search and Rescue Service of the Moscow Aviation Center, SPI, Alexander Panormov, following the results of the conference, noted that the association of specialists allowed to form three areas of further joint work. The key issues that need to be resolved, he outlined: a change in the legislative framework regarding the use of rescue units in helicopter operations, the creation of a training base for training rescuers and crews and the need to develop a specialized helicopter that will be designed for search and rescue.

NAUKA INNOV, CCI France Russian, Center for Technological Cooperation, Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized a stand representing French companies and hold a Russian-French section “French technologies and vision for the aeronautic industry 4.0” , the panel was organized in cooperation with HeliRussia Management.

NAUKA INNOV Director, Adrien Daniere, noted that over the past 60 years, the two countries have created a unique, strategic partnership in Aerospace industry, such events will contribute to the process of new project implementation. 

Another joint stand was organized by the Skolkovo Foundation. Residents of the fund presented their developments for helicopter industry. Skolkovo also co-organized the Round table “Prospects for the creation and implementation of air taxi projects” that interested aggregators, creators of unmanned and manned aerial vehicles.

Contracts signed at Helirussia

International cooperation does not stop even now during the period of closed borders.

JSC “UEC-Klimov” (part the United Engine Corporation of the State Corporation Rostec) signed a life cycle contract with Sky One Airways, the largest operator in helicopter industry in the Republic of India. The ceremony took place simultaneously in two countries: in Russia and in India, the digital agreement was signed online.

The aerobatic team “First Flight” and JSC “Sterlitamak Petrochemical Plant” signed a memorandum of strategic partnership. The agreement intends the supply of aviation gasoline of the Avgas100LL brand produced by the JSC “Sterlitamak Petrochemical Plant” in the frames year of 2021. This will allow the aerobatic team to optimize the cost of fuel supply.

New Releases, Innovations

Innovations came into the picture high-profile issues were those developments for air ambulance, facing a new challenge during COVID-19 pandemic. “Russian Helicopter Systems” presented a complex of medical equipment for domestic medical helicopters. The modified medical module allows the patient to be loaded and unloaded by one person. It ensures through the patient transportation that the patient is not moved to another stretcher at all stages of evacuation and uninterrupted connection of life-supporting appliance therefore.

Second novelty is the transportation box for contagious patients, helicopters of . “Russian Helicopter Systems” are completed with this. The box isolates the patient in a sealed environment with a cleaned air recirculation system for contamination prevention of the doctors and flight technicians.

The new Russian brand SmartHELI demonstrated flight samples of new helicopter type UAVs: SmartHELI-350 and SmartHELI-400. The UAVs can carry out operational air monitoring of the area, control the technical state of the infrastructure as well as deliver various cargoes. In addition, the design of unmanned helicopters allows to develop fasteners for nonconventional options for actual load, which expands the sphere of the application.

The only foreign helicopter manufacturer introduced this year at HeliRussia is Bell Textron Inc. 

The company exhibited the latest Bell 505 light single-engine helicopter. Noteworthy is the fact that at the exhibition the aerial veichle is presented for the first time yet it is already registered in the Russian registry, but not delivered from the USA. Also in the near future helicopters Bell 505 would be supplied to Russia equipped with an automatic pilot and exclusive VIP interior from Mecaer. The representative of Bell in Russia& the CIS notes that in August c.y. the 20th Bell 429 helicopter was delivered to Russia in an Executive configuration,making this type the most popular aircraft for VIP transportation.

 XIII International Exhibition of the Helicopter Industry HeliRussia is held from 15 to 17 September at IEC “Crocus Expo”. Organiser of the exhibition — Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Тitle partner — holding «Russian Helicopters». Strategic sponsor — VTB Bank. The event is held on the initiative and with the support of Helicopter Industry Association.

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