The anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia had a record-breaking exhibition — 237 companies from 21 countries, 22 helicopters, 2 gyroplanes and 15 UAVs to be displayed, the business program includes 60 events. Venue of the event is 12.4 thousand square meters, what sets an absolute record for the entire expo history since 2008.
“HeliRussia 2017” is held in accordance with the order of the Russian Government and organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia. “Russian Helicopters” is the title sponsor of the event and “Exclases Holding” (regional “Leonardo Helicopters” dealer) is the official partner of the Expo.
“HeliRussia 2017” participants are representing 21 countries: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain and USA. Overall, more than 50 international companies are taking part in the expo. French companies are represented at the individual national stand.
As the prominent government officials and CEOs of leading enterprises have noted in their speeches about the expo, the importance of “HeliRussia” for the helicopter industry and international cooperation is growing year by year, and the expo annually demonstrates interesting novelties and developments.
Among the helicopters visitors will find several new Russian models: transport “Mi-38T” and “Mi-171A2” along with “Ansat” in VIP and medevac configurations, “Ansat-RT” with a new set of avionics. Also a flight prototype of the ultralight “Afalina” helicopter to be displayed, the new “Micron” air scooter, as well as two premieres: two models of “Ventocopter” project and eco-friendly ECOX7 “Greenfly”.
Among international models, certain attention will be turned to the multirole “Bell 407GXP” (produced in Russia under license) and to “Leonardo AW189” in offshore version, localized production of which in Russia is being considered. The medevac “Airbus Helicopters H145” will be shown — this model is in high demand among Russian medical institutions.
The amount of UAVs of Russian and international make on display grows at “HeliRussia” every Expo. This year several prominent models to be shown. For example, the unmanned tiltrotor developed by “VR-Technologies” (Russian Helicopters subsidiary) and innovative “UAS YURIK”, fixed-wing “CopterExpress”, “Geoscan 201” and “SuperCam S350” drones, “Lehmann Aviation LA-500”, as well as the Russian premiere of several models from the Chinese “Sunic”.
During all three days of the expo the spectacular “HeliRussia Drone-Racing Cup” will be held on the micro-UAV’s racing track.
A set of important conferences are included in the business program of the event: “HEMS — 2017”, “Aviation and environment”, “Aircraft avionics”, “Helicopter market: realities&prospects”, “Industry of unmanned aircraft systems”, “Equipment and operation of helipads” and “Safety flight of light helicopters”
The scale of the event involves the demonstration of a comprehensive range of products and services of the helicopter industry. Industry professionals, students, aviation enthusiasts and media representatives will find interesting and useful events in “HeliRussia 2017” program. Thanks to the contribution of its participants and to support at the highest level, “HeliRussia 2017” has grown into a largest industry expo in Europe and North Asia, attended annually by more than 11 thousand people.
The expo to be held in Moscow in the “Crocus Expo IEC” from May 25 to 27.
The official web site of the event.