Rus­sia’s VRT500 un­veiled

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At May’s Helirus­sia 2018 ex­hi­bi­tion in Moscow Rus­sian He­li­copters un­veiled its VRT500 light mul­ti­role he­li­copter, which has been de­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Vr-tech­nolo­gies. A light sin­gle-en­gined he­li­copter with coax­ial ro­tors, it will ac­com­mo­date five peo­ple, have an MTOW of 1,600kg, use­ful load of 730kg, a max­i­mum speed of 250km/h, and max­i­mum range of 860km. It will be avail­able in pas­sen­ger, mul­ti­role, cargo, train­ing and HEMS con­fig­u­ra­tions.

“We see the in­ter­est in the project both from Rus­sian and for­eign op­er­a­tors, and agree­ments on strate­gic part­ner­ship have al­ready been signed as part of the pro­gramme on pro­mo­tion of the he­li­copter on in­ter­na­tional mar­kets, said Rus­sian He­li­copters’ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer An­drey Bo­gin­sky. “We es­ti­mate that by 2035 we will sell about 1,000 he­li­copters, which will al­low us to take up to fif­teen per cent share of the world seg­ment of light he­li­copters with weight up to two tons. Mar­ket anal­y­sis shows it is this he­li­copter class that will be the most large-scale.”

The VRT500 fea­tures coax­ial ro­tors

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