With three new civil helicopter models set to enter certification testing or service this year, Russia's rotary-wing industry is preparing for rapid growth following almost a decade of consolidation of airframe, engine and service providers. Displaying a model of its newest Mi-171A2 at the Heli-Expo in Dallas, Russian Helicopters says it expects to deliver some 301 aircraft in 2012, up from 262 last year and 214 in 2010. The trend marks significant growth from 2006, when deliveries reached ...
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