Certification of Mi-38 helicopter will be completed in October

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Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company) is going to complete certification of Mi-38 medium helicopter this year, Interfax-AVN reports.

“In accordance with the existing schedule certification of Mi-38 helicopter should be completed in October 2015,” a source, close to Russian military-industrial sector, told Interfax-AVN. According to him, flight certification tests are in progress; two test Mi-38s are taking part in the flight test program (OP-3 and OP-4). The test helicopters are powered by TV7-117V engines developed by Klimov Company (Russia).

“The flight certification tests are rather intense,” the source noted. He added that the fourth Mi-38 prototype (OP-4) features the design of production Mi-38 helicopter.

The source also said that Kazan Helicopters started production of the first batch of production Mi-38 helicopters.

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