Mi-38 is to be equipped with a system enabling to continue flying in the icing zone, said Roman Kargin, Mi-38 helicopter program director, to TASS. This new system will enable Mi-38 to prevent ice buildup during flight continuation.
"Further development of the aircraft continues gradually. The work is currently underway on modification of the anti-torque rotor, which will profoundly increase controllability of this helicopter, its flight performance, and we plan to enter the final stage in fall for the certification of the anti-icing system on this helicopter, enabling to continue flight exactly in icing conditions. This is a unique option not used in Russian helicopters earlier," Kargin said.
The multirole Mi-38 is a Heavy Utility Helicopter. It can carry cargo and passengers, and can also be used as a search-and-rescue helicopter and flying hospital, as well as for offshore missions.
The Mi-38 can operate in a wide range of climates, including maritime, tropical and cold environments. It is fitted with a power plant with twin TV7-117V engines manufactured by Klimov JSC
JSC “Russian Helicopters”, a part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.