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AgustaWestland got Russia's type certificate for AW189

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: Bizavnews

AgustaWestland received Russia's type certificate for AW189.At the moment the offshore version is certified, other modifications, including rescue version and version with anti-icing system will get certification next. Russian customers will get first delivered helicopters by the end of this year ( The client is RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of Rosneft). According to the contract, RN-Aircraft will receive 10 helicopters,the last delivery is scheduled for mid-2017.

AgustaWestland also told that a joint venture based near Moscow on HeliVert - a joint venture of "Russian Helicopters" and AgustaWestland (subsidiaries Rostec and Finmeccanica) is making progress.Just to remind - "Rosneft" became main client and according to the order HeliVert will produce and deliver for them 160 of AW189 helicopters by 2025. HeliVert will assemble AW189, deliver, assure after-sales and trainings.It is planned to localize the production of AW189 in Russia step by step till 2025.

AW189, which refers to the intermediate class, with a maximum take-off mass of 8.3 tons,powered by two GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed and superior performance, equipped with the FADEC system and built-in dust protection devices, which have additionally Microturbo power unit. New aerodynamic airframe, design of support system and innovative design of rotor blades gives AW189 economical fuel consumption, high cruising speed and better range. These design solutions allow the helicopter to develop a cruising speed of 269-287 km / h. But perhaps the most important advantage of AW189 is the long range. It is possible to fly to the drilling platform situated 259 km away from the coast, with a full load then then fly back (standard range - 904 km). The flight can be made carrying up to 2,700 kg of cargo on external sling. The maximum flight range (with extra fuel tanks) is 1111 km.

AW189 received the European type certificate back in February 2014. At the moment there are orders for more than AW189 helicopters.



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