Contract about 18 helicopters
Russian Helicopters signed a contract with Wuhan Rand
Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of 18 new helicopters
including Mi-171s, Ka-32s and Ansat. The document was signed by Deputy CEO for
Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and Wuhan Rand Aviation
Technology Service Co. Ltd. CEO Liang Jian.
Per the agreement, Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service ordered two light
Ansat helicopters in medevac mode, two Mi-171s and one Ka-32 with an option for
another 13 vehicles (3 Ka-32s, 4 Mi-171s and 6 ANSATs). The first units will be
delivered to the customer in 2017. By the end of 2018, Russian Helicopters is
planning to supply Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service all 18 helicopters.
‘China is one of the oldest operators of Russian helicopters and our reliable
partner. This is our first contract with Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service
and we hope that our cooperation will be long and fruitful,‘ said Russian
Helicopters Deputy CEO Alexander Shcherbinin.
Ka-32 helicopters have been used in China for several years for fire and rescue
missions. Based on a coaxial scheme, this helicopter is considered to be one of
the best rotorcraft to deal with strong fires in urban conditions. It has proved
itself well in China’s highlands and large modern metro areas.
Mi-171 Helicopters have also been used throughout China for a long time — for
transportation and evacuation of people from disaster zones, as well as for
transportation of various goods including medical supplies, humanitarian aid and