Russian Helicopters to develop civilian helicopters together with China

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Vice Premier of the State Council of China Wang Yang met in Hangzhou for talks. The Russian delegation also included Alexander Mikheev, CEO of the  Russian Helicopters holding, which is part of the Rostec Corporation.

Mi-38

The talks were held in preparation for the next meeting of the heads of Russia and China. The sides discussed issues of cooperation on the development of the Far Eastern region of Russia, agricultural trade, the construction of bridges in the border region, as well as cooperation in the fields of civil aviation and airplane construction.

Alexander Mikheev, CEO of the Russian Helicopters holding, discussed the joint development of the Advanced Heavy-Lifter (AHL) civilian helicopter project with partners from the Chinese corporation AVIC and the Avicopter company.

The head of the holding company said that cooperation with China has lasted for dozens of years. Alexander Mikheev noted: “They are very well aware of our helicopters here. They are robust, unpretentious, easy to operate and very effective. In recent years, they have proven to be the only means of assisting and rescuing people in emergency situations in different regions of China. Chinese authorities and flight operators have highly praised the performance of Russian aircraft. We know that China is considering plans to expand the presence of Russian-made helicopters in the country’s helicopter fleet”.

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