LOT Has Launched a Direct Flight From Warsaw to Beijing Daxing
LOT Announces New Flights Between Warsaw and Washington D.C.
Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started
Rostec has completed the delivery of attack helicopters as part of the state defense contract for 2019
LOT Polish Airlines Joins ICCA
LOT Ranks the Best Airline in Eastern Europe
Mi-171A2 helicopter certified in India and Colombia
LOT Announces New Routes from Budapest as of Summer 2020
Rostec to supply ten VRT500 to Scandinavia
The Helicopter Service Company obtained anauthorization for servicing Ansat helicopter engines in Russia and the CIS
Russian Helicopters jointly with Tawazun first introduced the VRT500 project abroad
During the International Dubai Air Show, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of the Rostec State Corporation), presented the project of its light VRT500 helicopter abroad for the first time. The rotorcraft model is showcased at the joint exposition of Russian Helicopters and Tawazun, an Emirati holding company. The Russian debut of the light single-engine VRT500 helicopter developed by VR-Technologies, part of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company, took place in 2018 during HeliRussia international show. Dubai Airshow became the first foreign site, where the rotorcraft model is available to potential customers for viewing. In addition to that, the Russian Helicopters booth will showcase another development by VR-Technologies, that is, VRT300 UAV, which is also presented abroad for the first time. Both aircraft feature coaxial rotors, which ensures high side wind resistance and small dimensions making them suitable for use in the restrained urban conditions. 'Today we not only debut our joint exposition with our strategic partner Tawazun but we also present the light multipurpose VRT500 helicopter model abroad for the first time. The rotorcraft is showcased as part of the city air transportation program, which is interesting to our partners as a platform for ground-breaking solutions and technologies. We have a common vision of the future, where the key factors will be security, mobility, and comfort, which we will be able to ensure. The next very important step for us is to manufacture an experimental VRT500 prototype in the 2nd quarter 2020', stated VR-Technologies Director General Alexander Okhonko. The rotorcraft features the largest cargo and passenger cabin in its class with a capacity of up to 5 people; at the same time, the outline dimensions of the rotorcraft are limited due to coaxial rotor placement, which permits to use the helicopter in a restrained space. The VRT500 is equipped with a modern avionics complex based on the 'glass cockpit' principle, and its key systems were developed by the best international manufacturers. The VRT500 helicopter can be produced in several configurations: passenger, multipurpose, cargo, training, VIP, and medevac. It will be the world's first medical helicopter in its segment that allows loading and unloading of the unified medical equipment through the rear cabin doors. The VRT300 complex is developed in two configurations: cargo version (for commercial operation as part of automated logistical systems) and an extended flight range version (for monitoring land and water surface and distance sounding). Work is underway to equip VRT300 with a precise automatic seacraft landing system.
Russian Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney Canada sign contract for powering VRT500 by PW207V engines
At Dubai Airshow, VR-Technologies (part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company) and Pratt & Whitney signed a contract for fitting the cutting-edge light VRT500 helicopter with gas-turbine PW207V engines. PW207V is the advanced modification of PW200 family engines with the capacity of up to 700 hp designed for light-class rotorcraft. All in all, over 5 thousand powerplants of this type have been produced by now. They clocked more than 11 mln flight hours. “PW200 family engines have shown excellent performance as reliable powerplants for helicopters. Currently they are being operated in more than 80 countries worldwide which should considerably simplify the certification of VRT500 and render its after-sales support more accessible and efficient. Russian Helicopters have a successful experience of cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada and I am sure that VRT500 project shall strengthen the partnership between the companies,” noted Andrey Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. 'The main component of any operating system is the engine. We are thrilled to announce VRT500 will be powered by PW200 engines, an engine and brand with a proven track record in safety, reliability, economy and ease of maintenance which of course is key for our helicopter operators' - said Alexander Okhonko, CEO of VR Technologies. “Congratulations to VR Technologies for launching the VRT500 helicopter. We are proud that they have selected the PW207V engine. We look forward to working together to make this innovative platform a global success.” — Anthony Rossi, vice president, business development and commercial services, Pratt & Whitney. In order to be installed on VRT500 helicopter PW207V shall be adapted for powering single-engine rotorcraft with corresponding amendment of Type certificate. VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial rotor scheme and takeoff weight of 1,650 kg. The helicopter features the most spacious transport and cargo cabin in its class with a capacity of up to 5 passengers and is equipped with the state-of-the-art interactive avionics suite. Due to the embodied design solutions, this helicopter will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h, have a flight range of up to 860 km and take up to 730 kg of payload on board. The helicopter is developed in the following configurations: passenger, utility, cargo, training, VIP and EMS.
Mi-38 launched in the international market
During the Dubai Airshow 2019, the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will make the first foreign presentation of its newest Mi-38 civilian helicopter. The rotorcraft featuring a luxury cabin will be showcased at the static exposition, and will also take part in the flight program. The civilian version of the first serial Mi-38 helicopter was introduced last August at MAKS-2019 Moscow air show, where it was demonstrated to the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Cutting-edge technical solutions in the field of safety and comfort were used in the development of the helicopter interior. The engines of Mi-38 are located behind the main rotor transmission, instead of their traditional forward placement, which ensures the reduction in aerodynamic resistance and noise level in the cockpit, as well as increased the rotorcraft safety. In addition to its excellent flight performance, the competitive advantage of Mi-38 is its cost, which is lower than that of its foreign same-class peers. The flight range of the transport version of the new Mi-38 helicopter is up to 1,000 kilometers (with additional fuel tanks). With its maximum takeoff weight of 15.6 tonnes, the helicopter can carry 5 tons of payload on board or on an external sling. Another novelty of the Dubai Airshow will be the light Ansat helicopter, which, following its European debut in Le Bourget, will be introduced to the Middle East. The corporate version of the rotorcraft will also take part in the flight program of the show. In this configuration, the helicopter can comfortably transport up to 5 passengers. “Research and development effort, as well as experimental designing activity within the Mi-38 project was financed by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. The helicopter was originally designed to meet the toughest existing and potential standards of safety, environmental friendliness, land noise. The closest attention was paid to meeting the customers' needs in terms of flight performance, operational and economic parameters. Our engineers have performed a range of activities aimed at further expanding the operational capabilities and ensuring maximum versatility of the helicopter use. The improvements aimed at ensuring reliable and comfortable operation of the new rotorcraft in the conditions of hot climate and desert terrain should be of particular interest to operators in the Middle East,” noted the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov. "It is the first time in Russia's newest history that our civilian helicopters will be presented at a Middle East air show. The format and content of the participation of Russian Helicopters Holding Company in the Dubai Airshow demonstrate the new approaches of Rostec State Corporation to promoting Russian high-tech civilian products on foreign markets, which involves the support from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Export Center, and leasing companies. We are confident that, in terms of its price and quality, Russian-made helicopters can be quite competitive in the world market and we expect that their demonstration will result in more actual contracts," said Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov. "Dubai Airshow will be the first foreign site for us to demonstrate our latest Mi-38, so we say that we are making the world premiere of this rotorcraft, as well as the debut of Ansat in the Middle East. The UAE sees the rapid development of its urban mobility sector, therefore, in addition to flight models, at our booth, we will present the VRT300 UAV, and a model of a light single-engine VRT500 helicopter will be showcased at our joint exposition with Tawazun, an Emirati Holding Company. It is no secret that UAE investors are interested in joining the project, and we expect to take the first actual steps in this area during the exhibition', said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky. Mi-38 can be operated in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates. The use of unparalleled technical solutions makes Mi-38 superior to other similar-class helicopters in terms of load capacity, seating capacity and main performance characteristics. Light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter is equipped with two engines and can be used for passenger transportation, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an ambulance aircraft. Ansat has successfully passed high-altitude tests, which proved that it is suitable for use in mountainous terrain at up to 3,500 meters of altitude, as well as climatic tests, which confirmed its operability in a temperature range between -45° and +50° С. Light VRT500 helicopter and VRT300 UAV were developed by VR-Technologies Design Bureau and feature coaxial rotors, which ensure their high side wind resistance and small dimensions making them suitable for use in the restrained urban conditions. VRT500 features the largest passenger/cargo cabin in its class, with a total seating capacity of up to 5 people. The flight and technical parameters of the helicopter will allow it to speed up to 250 km/h, have a flight range of up to 860 km and carry on board up to 730 kg of payload.
Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup tournament arrives in Belek, ANTALYA
Turkish Airlines brings the much-anticipated Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup for the seventh time on November 4–5, 2019 to Antalya. As well as offering corporate teams exceptional networking opportunities, tournament entrants receive first-class Turkish Airlines hospitality and golf at the finest golf courses around the world. Over eight thousand players from around the world – all VIPs invited by Turkish Airlines - have competed in more than 100 tournaments across the globe with the winners securing places in the Grand Finals in Antalya. Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup was established in 2013 by Turkey’s national flag carrier as part of its commitment to sport and golf, which includes support for the Turkish Airlines Open European Tour, and the Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour. The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup that played on world-class courses is one of the most popular events on golfing calendars today. This year the competition have been played out in 101 destinations across 70 countries. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, M. İlker Aycı said; “The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is an event that we are very proud of and it continues to grow and improve year on year. We are delighted to be holding this event, which has already become a key date in all golfers’ diaries, in Antalya, one of the favorite tourist destinations of Turkey that globally known with its turquoise coast and natural beauties.” This year has seen Turkish Airlines moved to its new home at Istanbul Airport, a state-of-the-art structure from which the global carrier will continue on its path of expansion. The Star Alliance member airline currently operates to 316 destinations across 126 countries, and from its hub at the center of global aviation, Turkish Airlines allows its valued guests to explore more of the world, as well as Turkey’s impressive golf courses.
LOT Polish Airlines Launched Flights Between Colombo and Warsaw
Warsaw, 4 November 2019 – LOT Polish Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Colombo inaugurating LOT’s first regular, seasonal winter flights to Asia. The flight, during which the airplane flew 7,283 km lasted 9 hours. From now until March 28th flights to Ceylon Island will be operated three times a week. This way LOT boosts the tourism traffic from Poland and other European countries to Sri Lanka TLOT Polish Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Europe and Star Alliance Member has launched today regular seasonal flights between Warsaw and Colombo. Until March 28th Boeing B787-8 and B787-9 will be operating this route three times weekly according to the following schedule: LO69 WAW-CMB 14:25-04:15(+1) Fridays, Wednesdays, Sundays LO70 CMB-WAW 08:05-14:00 Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays - Colombo is already the seventh LOT’s flight destination in Asia and the first launched regular seasonal winter flight to the region. We fully benefit from our modern and long-distance fleet and we select destinations that have the biggest potential. For many years, Southern Asia has been one of the most frequently chosen alternative to more traditional travel destinations during winter by the growing number of tourists. Almost two million passengers travel from Europe to Colombo annually. This winter, thanks to our offer, passengers will be able to travel to the paradise island of Ceylon, - says Rafał Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. The schedule of flights between Warsaw and Colombo has been planned in a way that provides passengers with the shortest flight with one short transfer (50 minutes) at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw, from most of the cities using LOT services in Poland, Western Europe and Scandinavia, Baltic countries, Prague, Budapest or Zagreb. Ceylon, which is located in the Indian Ocean, attracts tourists with its endless sandy beaches, rich fauna, ancient architecture and distinctive cuisine. The country itself is one of the largest supplier of tea in the world, which explains why its vast majority is covered with tea plantations. From November to March, the average temperature on Sri Lanka reaches 30 C, which makes it a perfect destination for those who long for the sun during winter. -Thanks to the cooperation between LOT and travel agencies, every year, our Dreamliners fly to many exotic destinations which are chosen by our passengers as their holiday destinations. I am happy that we took a step forward by introducing first regular seasonal flights to Asia. This will be also a great offer for Sri Lankans who plan to visit Europe or the US or Canada during winter,- Rafał Milczarski adds. The newly introduced flights will be carried out with modern wide-body aircraft – Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Each will provide three classes: LOT Business Class with seats reclining to a position of a flat bed and a kitchen that could rival the best restaurants; LOT Premium Economy Class with larger individual space, comfortable seats with footrests and thighs support, cocktail tables and a rich menu, and LOT Economy Class with modern seats equipped with individual screens, USB ports as well as freshly prepared and diverse dishes from the region. The introduction of flights between Warsaw and Colombo is an element of the profitable growth strategy which LOT has been implementing since 2016. Most of that strategy has been implemented ahead of time. Poland's flag carrier is constantly developing its fleet. LOT just received its 15 Boieing 787 Dreamliner. Two additional and larger Dreamliners will be added in the spring of 2020. Last year, over 8.9 million passengers chose LOT, which is 2 million more passengers than in the previous year. In December, the Polish air carrier plans to provide services to 10 million passengers. Currently, LOT uses 90 modern aircraft on a daily basis. In its offer, the carrier provides offer of over 110 flights, including 17 long-haul flights. Tickets for the new LOT flights to Colombo are available in all sales channels, including the website lot.com, Lot Contact Center, LOT Travel offices and travel agents.
Russian Helicopters present Mi-35P and Ansat helicopters at Russia-Africa Economic Forum
Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) takes part in the Russia-Africa Economic Forum held in Sochi on October 23-24, 2019. In the 'Industry' zone the holding company showcases a modernized Mi-35P attack helicopter, a corporate version of the civilian multipurpose Ansat helicopter and a mobile service center for overhaul of Mi-8/17 helicopters. "Over 900 helicopters made by Russian Helicopters' enterprises are registered in African countries. This is almost one in four helicopters on the continent, and the share of our military rotorcraft is almost 40%. This certainly provides for huge potential for cooperation in servicing, modernizing and renovating the fleet. We also offer our partners civilian helicopters, such as Ansat and Mi-171A2 multipurpose rotorcraft, and a military modernized Mi-35P attack helicopter. This is the evolution of the Mi-24/35 family which proved to be very effective in Africa" said Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky. African countries operate over 250 helicopters of Mi-24/35 type. The holding company offers the modernized version of the Mi-35P helicopter to all African partners who are interested in it. The helicopter has new engines, the new sighting and navigation system, and more weapons. Mi-35P helicopter is made by Rostvertol, an enterprise of Russian Helicopters. It can be used as a military helicopter for destroying tanks and armored vehicles, and as a troop-carrying helicopter transporting eight military men. It also has sanitary and transport modifications. Control of the helicopter has been significantly improved, and its weapons system has been optimized. The Mi-35P helicopter can be used in high mountains, in hot and humid climate, day and night. More than a half of helicopters in Africa made in the USSR and in Russia are machines of the world-famous Мi-8/17 family in various versions. To ease the maintenance of the fleet, the holding company offers container type mobile service centers. They are designed for overhaul of Mi-8/17 type helicopters and their versions at customers' air bases. They may be deployed at any place even without using electricity: they have diesel generators. Such a mobile service center is also presented at the exposition during the Russia-Africa Economic Forum. Russian Helicopters's civilian rotorcraft is also presented. Thus, the company presents Ansat multipurpose helicopter in its corporate version with a highly comfortable cabin. In Russia this twin-engine helicopter is actively operated as a "flying ambulance". It has one of the largest cabins in its class and can be used for transporting cargo, passengers and medical supplies, search and rescue operations and patrolling. Ansat helicopter came onto the international market in 2018 at Airshow China, where Russian Helicopters signed a contract for delivering 20 helicopters of this type to the Chinese Emergency and Disaster Relief Association.
Euramec to supply Dornier 228 Flight Training Device for Cockpitand Ground crew training for KASAS Ltd in Kenya
HAMME. Belgium/NAIROBI, Kenya, October21, 2019 – Euramec, the European flight simulation solution providers, is proud to announce its first Flight Training contract in Africa to provide air charter company KASAS with a Dornier 228 flight training device to conduct cockpit and ground crew training. KASAS, formed in 2016 in Nairobi, operates 13 Dornier Do228 aircraft and also provides four Dornier 228 for third-party operators. KASAS is considered a critical flying partner for NGOs such as the International Red Cross, Medecins sans Frontieres, Save the Children – UK, GOAL Ireland and the UN World Food Program, operating in many Central and East African hotspots. EURAMEC is contracted to provide a certifiable Flight Training Device for training new and existing KASAS cockpit and ground crews. The Do-228 FTD will be mounted on a compact full-motion platform for full reality integration. Training is to commence early 2020. The motion platform will be supplied by Belgium-based Motion for Simulators. With this project EURAMEC is adding full-motion simulation to its existing catalogue of Flight Training. The full-motion will become an option in devices that are also used in Upset Recognition and Recovery Training, further improving pilot skills and maintain proficiency at the highest level of the profession. The commercial partnership with Motion for Simulators will further enhance the value of selected Euramec simulators.
Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus to team up as National Helicopter Center
The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC “Mil Moscow Helicopter plant” and JSC “Kamov” to establish JSC “National Helicopter Center named after Mikhail Mil and Nikolay Kamov” (NHC). National Helicopter Center shall combine the potential of two helicopter design schools for more efficient and higher-quality rotorcraft design and upgrade. The consolidation is aimed at the upgrowth of two design bureaus, Mil and Kamov; at the same time their brands shall be preserved as freestanding and the personnel of both bureaus shall make part of NHC. Also, the creation of NHC shall assist in getting rid of administrative, legal and economic barriers currently in the way of cooperation between the two design teams. Working as a united team shall optimize the activities of a number of back-office and administrative units. Such an approach will set up the environment for smooth exchange of technical solutions and achievements, efficient distribution of workload between the subdivisions and unification of technical standards. Among the expected benefits are reduced labor costs, improved managerial and production efficiency, enhanced quality of design and less time before release for serial production. “According to our estimates, distribution of tasks between the two design bureaus, and serial and aircraft repair plants of the Holding Company should cumulatively free up around 15-20% of annual working capacity of two design bureaus which can be allocated to the creation of technical groundwork and development of new helicopters,” highlighted Mikhail Korotkevich, Deputy Director General for science and technology policy and helicopter development at JSC “Russian Helicopters”, who presented the roadmap for consolidating design bureaus at the Board meeting. “Earlier, there was certain competitiveness between the companies; the same types of rotorcraft were being developed in parallel. Our common objective is to compete with foreign manufacturers, not with each other. Consolidation of two schools shall advance the objective.” Economic effect from design bureau consolidation is expected due to optimization of the use of common ground infrastructure and reduction of expenses for performing same-type tests. At the same time, a part of freed resources shall be channeled towards enhancing scientific and technical potential and engaging new designers. The roadmap for establishing NHC on the basis of two design bureau was approved by the Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. The first stage when two design bureaus are scheduled to make one company shall be completed by mid-2020. Further integration processes aimed at optimization of the two design bureaus’ activity within one company shall take up until 2022.
LOT’S NEW NON-STOP CONNECTION TO THE UNITED STATES ONBOARD DREAMLINER FROM WARSAW TO SAN FRANCISCO
Warsaw, 6 October 2019. On 5th August 2020, LOT will launch a direct flight from Warsaw to San Francisco. It will be the 9th route of the Polish carrier connecting Poland and the United States. Flights to the biggest metropolis in Northern California will be operated four times a week onboard the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The flight, during which LOT’s Dreamliners will cover over 10 thousand km, will take almost 12 hours. It will therefore be the fastest way to travel both from Poland and the entire CEE region to San Francisco. Connections on this route will be operated as from 5 August four times a week, according to the following timetable: LO 35 WAW-SFO 11:35-14:30 on Mondays and Fridays LO 37 WAW-SFO 17:20-20:15 on Wednesdays and Saturdays LO 36 SFO-WAW 16:25-13:00 (+1) on Mondays and Fridays LO 38 SFO-WAW 22:10-18:45 (+1) on Wednesdays and Saturdays “San Francisco has been on our list of new destinations for some time already; however, it is no coincidence that we have decided to announce this connection right now. September 30th Poland has officially joined the Visa Waiver Program, so that soon American visas for Poles will become a thing of the past. I am delighted that our social campaign "No Visas to the USA" that we initiated in 2018 has contributed to this success. We do believe that now Poles will be more willing to travel to the United States for both tourist and business purposes. And the choice is abundant indeed - from now on, together with its new connection to San Francisco, LOT offers as many as 11 direct flights to the United States - both from Poland and Hungary,” says Rafał Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. San Francisco, the sixth U.S. destination operated directly from Warsaw by LOT, has been recognized as the world's business center for many years. It it right next to it – in the Silicon Valley, where the seats of the largest technological corporations are located, such as: Google, Uber, Twitter, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, eBay, Netflix, Tesla or Linkedin. It is also a very popular tourist destination, inter alia thanks to the Golden Gate Bridge, well-known from Hollywood productions, picturesque Pacific coasts or historic Alcatraz. Each year, “San Fran” has been attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world. “San Francisco, i.e. the most important tourist and business metropolis in Northern California is a natural destination for LOT's further in United States. Until now, there has not been such a convenient connection with Northern California from both Poland and from the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe. Each year, nearly 300,000 passengers travel between Central and Eastern Europe and San Francisco, and I do believe that with our connection this figure will grow even further,” adds Rafał Milczarski, LOT CEO. The flight schedule has been arranged so as to provide passengers from several major European cities with short and comfortable connecting flights. While on their way from: Budapest, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Prague, St. Petersburg, Sofia, Bucharest, Moscow, Tallinn, Kiev or the majority of Polish cities, a 2-hour transfer at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw is all they have to deal with. The flights to San Francisco will be operated exclusively onboard Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced wide-body aircraft in the world. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art technology, they allow to maintain a higher pressure and higher air humidity on board than other passenger aircrafts in this class. All those factors help enhance passengers’ comfort during such a long flight and reduce the so-called jet lag effect. Each plane offers its passengers three travel classes: LOT Business Class with lie-flat seats and premium restaurant cuisine; LOT Premium Economy Class with larger, individual space and footrests, comfortable thigh support, cocktail tables and extensive menu as well as LOT Economy Class with modern seats and individual on-board entertainment screens as well as USB ports. San Francisco is the 20th long-haul connection in LOT’s flight network. Today, the Polish carrier offers flights from Warsaw: to New York [JFK/EWR], Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing [PEK/PKX as from 28.10.2019], Singapore, Delhi and as from 3rd November 2019 to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Moreover, from Cracow to Chicago and New York [JFK as from 3.05.2020], from Rzeszow to New York [EWR], and from Budapest to Chicago and New York City [JFK] and Seoul. LOT's offer comprises as many as 111 scheduled flights all around the world. In 2018 LOT carried almost 9 million passengers, 2 million more than in the previous year. This year, the Polish airlines plan to carry over 10 million passengers.
Euramec broadens horizon with new A320, Piper PA-28/44 Flight Sim Programs at Dubai Airshow 2019
Euramec will unveil their new range of flight simulation platforms and smart flight services at the Dubai Airshow 2019, Nov 17-21, 2019. NEW Second Lifecycle A320 Flight Sim Using newly-recycled A320 cockpit sections, Euramec is offering its signature high ROI flight training solutions on a meticulously detailed Airbus A320 cockpit flight simulator for the commercial aviation industry. The Euramec A320 Full-Glass Cockpit Flight Training Device (FTD) will be certifiable under EASA FNPT Level II MCC specifications. NEW Piper PA-28 Archer/Warrior and PA-44 Seminole Flight Sim Family EURAMEC has also started a flight sim program for the Piper PA-28 Archer/Warrior and the PA-44 Seminole Series. These new additions to the popular EURAMEC catalogue of cost-efficient flight simulators are welcomed by the Piper flying community, looking for truly realistic yet cost-efficient flight training. In Dubai, the standard Diamond DA-20/40/42 range of glass cockpit flight simulators, as well as its Cessna 172 flight simulator will be on offer. NEW “Safe Pilots are always Learning”: FlyRight FlyRight is a scenario-Based Flight Training Device (FTD) for aeroclubs, flying schools and home-builts introduced to the Aerospace markets in the Middle East for the first time. Working with AOPA UK, Euramec has developed a set of emergency scenarios that are too dangerous to attempt safely in an actual aircraft. Bert Buyle, CEO Euramec: “FlyRight is to teach pilots to handle situations that are certainly not part of practical flight lessons, but can be defined as life-threatening incidents. Our objective is to let student-pilots experience such emergency issues, but the training obviously is also for experienced private pilots.” Meeting OEMs in Dubai EURAMEC is also actively seeking OEM partners for both commercial and military aircraft to support the development of 21st century flight training devices in both market segments. Come Visit EURAMEC at the Dubai Air Show, Stand 1844
A New Release of LOT’s “Kaleidoscope” On-Board Magazine
Warsaw, 26 September 2019 – To celebrate its 90th anniversary, LOT Polish Airlines prepared a new, refreshed formula of its “Kaleidoscope” on-board magazine published in cooperation with Burda Media Polska Sp. z o.o. The passengers will be able to enjoy more articles dealing with travels and culture, but also with issues related to environmental protection. The entire package will boast a new, more attractive graphical layout as well. “Kaleidoscope” has been the on-board magazine of LOT Polish Airlines for 40 years now. It has been published, for nearly 10 years now, by Burda Media Polska Sp. z o.o. – a publishing house whose portfolio includes the leading titles of the Polish market of travel and lifestyle magazines, such as, for instance: “National Geographic”, “National Geographic Traveler”, “Elle” or “Gala”. The monthly magazine with the circulation of 35,000 copies is very well known to LOT passengers and to the guests visiting the airline’s business lounges, where it is distributed free of charge. Each month, the teams of Burda and the Polish airline work hard to make sure that the magazine’s content is as diverse and as attractive as possible. “Each month, when choosing the topics for “Kaleidoscope”, we try to inspire our readers not only to travel to different destinations, but also attempt to present interesting personalities, as well as social, cultural or technological phenomena. We also intend to continue developing for you, and the 90th birthday of LOT - an airline with which we are co-creating the magazine - is a great opportunity to slightly modernize the graphical layout of the publication and to introduce some novelties. I do hope that the refreshed formula of the magazine will ensure that you will find our proposals interesting,” says Agnieszka Franus, Editor-in-chief of “Kaleidoscope”, Burda Media Polska Sp. z o.o. The well-known columns titled Inspirations, Journey of a Lifetime, Why?, Culture, Business and My Poland - that have always been appreciated by passengers - are now joined, from the September issue, by a new section titled Ecology. “The world is changing, and LOT - being a modern airline and one of the most dynamically growing carriers in Central and Eastern Europe - is keeping up with the change. To celebrate our 90th anniversary, we have decided to change the paper on which our magazine is printed and to replace it - without any quality losses - with a more environmentally friendly equivalent. We are also introducing a new Ecology column and increasing the number of travel-related articles. That’s not all. In the LOT Info section, the passengers will find an improved map of our destinations. The graphical layout of the magazine’s individual sections has been refreshed as well,” says Jakub Piotr Panek, “Kaleidoscope” Coordinator, LOT Polish Airlines. Apart from vary favorable opinions expressed by the passengers, “Kaleidoscope” has also been recognized with a number of awards. These include, inter alia, the following: Award of the Polish Association of Scientific Journalists (2011), 1st place in the Agape Corproate Bulleting Contest (2015), Column of the Year (2017), Gold Medal - Power of Content Marketing Awards (2017), Main Prize – Luxurious Brand of the Year (2018) and Main Price in the Optimistic Company Contest (2019).
LOT TOOK OFF FROM BUDAPEST TO SEOUL
Warsaw, 23 September 2019 – On Sunday LOT Polish Airlines took off on its first direct flight from Budapest to Seoul. Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be operating this route three times a week. It is the first long-haul service launched by the Polish airlines from the capital city of Hungary to Asia. The launch of new international flights from Budapest by LOT, is part of the implementation of another stage of building its second European hub. LOT Polish Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in the Central and Eastern Europe launched regular flights on the Budapest-Seoul route on Sunday, 22 September. From now on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be operating this route three times weekly according to the following schedule: LO 2001 BUD-ICN 12:25-6:05 (+1) Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays LO 2002 ICN-BUD 07:30-13:15 Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays “It is a milestone in LOT’s history and another stage of building our second homebase in Budapest. I am certain that our services will meet the expectations of Koreans and Hungarians. Tourism and business potential of the cooperation between Budapest and Seoul is huge - the annual passenger traffic on that route reaches 75,000, and the number of passengers travelling annually between the CEE region and Seoul exceeds 580,000. As a leader in the Central and Eastern Europe LOT responds to passengers needs offering them flights not to one but already to two European capitals, Warsaw and Budapest,” says Rafał Milczarski, LOT’s CEO. The Budapest-Seoul flight takes approximately 11 hours. The new connection offered by the Polish airlines will allow the passengers to transfer to flights to Warsaw and London (LCY) and, starting from 30 March 2020, also to LOT’s flights from Budapest to: Brussels, Bucharest, Prague and Stuttgart. Passengers travelling by Dreamliners can choose from three travel classes: LOT Business Class with flat-bed seats and the cuisine resembling the one of the best restaurants; LOT Premium Economy Class with larger, individual space and footrests, comfortable thigh support, cocktail tables and extensive menu as well as LOT Economy Class with modern seats and individual on-board entertainment screens as well as USB ports. Especially for passengers travelling on the Budapest-Seoul route LOT has, inter alia, a Korean menu while the on-board entertainment system available in the Korean and Hungarian language versions features Korean and Hungarian movies. Ultimately LOT plans to ensure Korean- and Hungarian-speaking crew members on board each flight. “Hungary is one of the key markets in the Central and Eastern Europe to LOT. To LOT, it is also a completely new chapter in leveraging our operations. For the first time in its 90-year history, LOT has launched a connection to Asia from outside Poland,” says Rafał Milczarski. The launch of flights between Budapest and Seoul is another step in building LOT’s hub in Budapest. Starting from 30 March 2020, the number of flights operated by LOT from the capital of Hungary will total 12 – passengers will be able to fly directly to Warsaw, Krakow, London City, Bucharest, Brussels, Stuttgart, Prague, Belgrade, Sofia as well as New York City, Chicago and Seoul. To operate its newly announced European flights, three LOT’s Embraer 195s will be permanently stationed in Budapest. Starting from the next summer season, the carrier’s fleet in Budapest will amount to four short-distance aircraft and one Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Currently, LOT’s staff servicing its direct flights from Budapest totals 80 stewards and stewardesses and a dozen or so Hungarian pilots. It has been recruiting new candidates on a current basis and plans to have employed approx. 150 new pilots until the end of 2019 to work at its bases in Warsaw and Budapest. The launch of the new flights from Budapest is another element of the implementation of LOT’s profitable growth strategy the purpose of which is to build the position of leading airlines in the Central and Eastern Europe.Tickets to, among others, the new connections from Budapest to Seoul are available in all sales channels, including on lot.com In 2018, LOT carried a record number of over 8.9 million passengers, up more than 2 million compared to 2017. This year the Polish airlines plan to carry over 10 million passengers. LOT uses more than 80 modern aircraft every day. The carrier's offer comprises as many as 111 scheduled flights all around the world.
Russian Helicopters present Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF
Vladivostok / September 4, 2019 As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T light-weight multi-purpose helicopter, which are planned to be supplied to India, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Earlier, Russian Helicopters and Global Vectra company (India) had signed a contract for the delivery of a Mi-171A2 helicopter, including an option for one more rotorcraft. The helicopter manufactured under this contract and already painted in the livery of the Indian customer will be presented at the Eastern Economic Forum. Its delivery to India is scheduled for late 2019 - early 2020. The Ka-226T helicopter presented at the Forum is a demonstration of the prospects of Russian-Indian industrial cooperation - in accordance with the 2015 intergovernmental agreement, India will be supplied 200 such helicopters, of which 140 will be assembled locally. 'At the Eastern Economic Forum, we show our Indian colleagues Ka-226T and Mi-171A2 multi-purpose helicopters designed for them. It is worth noting that our partners are well aware of all the advantages of the products of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. In India, Soviet and Russian-made helicopters make up more than 30% of the total fleet of civilian and military rotorcraft registered in the country. Our current projects create a good basis for further development of our cooperation,' said Viktor Kladov, Rostec Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy . The EEF will also see the Ka-226T parts and units, which are subject to localized manufacturing in India as part of this project. Last February, Russian Helicopters Holding Company signed agreements on a number of presented units with leading Indian aircraft manufacturers who desired to participate in the project to localize the Ka-226T helicopter production, . 'The contract for Mi-171A2 supply to India is a clear demonstration of the fact that our latest civilian rotorcraft is in demand abroad, it is waited for and counted on. The helicopter showcased at the Forum is ready for delivery: we will be able to transfer it to the customer as soon as the certificate for Mi-171A2 is validated in India', noted Andrey Boginsky , Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. 'We also demonstrate the progress of the Russian-Indian Ka-226T project: the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has already mastered the manufacture of certain parts and components of the helicopter and is preparing to start its serial production. We are also gradually developing our cooperation with Indian manufacturers in terms of localization, our dialogue with some of them will be continued as part of the Forum. At the Forum, we present the Ka-226T with folding blades: this model is suitable for operation in marine conditions and for installation on board ships. This option is a good basis for more orders for this rotorcraft.' Among other products presented at the Forum by the Holding Company is Ka-62 medium transport and passenger helicopter manufactured by Progress AAC named after Nikolai Sazykin. The model is showcased in the Primorsky Krai (Territory) Pavilion as part of 'Streets of the Far East' exhibition. On the verge of the Forum, the Ka-62 prototype took part in the flight program of the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky. The Mi-171A2 helicopter is the latest representative of the Mi-8/17 helicopter family. It encapsulates the best features of world famous Mi-8 type rotorcraft. The helicopter is equipped with KBO-17 integrated onboard digital flight and navigation system ('the glass cockpit'), which makes it possible to operate the machine without an engineer on board, thereby reducing its crew to two people. The new engines and supporting system improved the helicopter's flight performance, including its cruising and maximum speed. Depending on the operator needs, Mi-171A2 helicopter can perform search and rescue missions, medical and cargo operations, fight fires or carry passengers day and night, at temperatures from -50°C to + 50°C. Ka-226T is a twin-engine light class helicopter, designed in coaxial configuration. A unique feature of Ka-226 helicopter is its modular design; it can be assembled with standardized easily removable modules of various configurations carrying special equipment. The Fifth Eastern Economic Forum will be held from September 4 to 6, 2019. During the previous Forum edition, 220 agreements, contracts, memoranda and protocols were signed for the total amount exceeding RUB 3 trillion. The Forum was attended by 6002 delegates and 1357 media representatives from 60 countries. 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. State Corporation Rostec is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are transport engineering, electronics, medical technology, chemistry and innovative materials. Rostec holdings form three clusters: electronics, weapons and aviation. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the company's revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.
Rostec signed dealership agreements on supplying VRT500 to Malaysia
During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed dealership agreements on promotion and sales of the light multipurpose helicopter VRT500 with a Malaysian company Ludev Aviation. It is planned to start the supplies in 2023. The Malaysian company Ludev Aviation intends to purchase five helicopters. Optional equipment and details of interior and a livery color scheme of VRT500 will be determined after the helicopter is issued a type certificate and an airworthiness certificate in accordance with the standards of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) . In early 2019 the technical project of the VRT500 program was successfully completed, and development of design documents started. Tests of the first prototype will start in 2020. "Europe and Asia are priority potential markets for the VRT500 helicopter. With its performance, the helicopter competes with rotorcraft of the same class used in these regions," says VR-Technologies Director General Alexander Okhonko. VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial rotors. Its takeoff weight is 1,650 kg. The aircraft has the largest passenger and cargo cabin in its class, which can accommodate up to five passengers and is equipped with a modern interactive avionics complex. The design solutions of the helicopter will allow it to reach the speed of up to 250 kph, fly up to 860 km and carry up to 730 kg of payload. The helicopter is designed in passenger, multipurpose, cargo, training, VIP and HEMS configurations.
Russian Helicopters and Gazprombank Leasing signed a contract to supply 10 Mi-8AMT for Norilsk Avia
During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of RostecState Corporation), Gazprombank Leasing and Norilsk Avia(part of Norilsk Nickel group) signed a contract to supply 10 multipurpose Mi-8AMT helicopters. The helicopters are to be built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, which is part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. The rotorcraft are scheduled for delivery in 2020-2024. "It's the first time that we signed a lease agreement with Gazprombank Leasing, and we are very excited about it. We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation," noted Director Generalof Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky. "The first two Mi-8AMT will be delivered to Norilsk next March and will join the Norilsk Avia fleet. Mi-8AMT are great machines belonging to the famous Mi-8/17 family. They are equipped with modern avionics and are perfectly suited for operating in harsh climatic conditions of the Far North, from Taimyr tundra to the islands of the Arctic Ocean." "We are pleased to contribute to the development of transport infrastructure of the country and, in particular, the establishment of helicopter service in remote areas, where other forms of transportation proved to be unprofitable. I am sure that the Russian Helicopters' machines, which are well proven in the harsh operating conditions, will significantly improve the quality of passenger service," said Alexey Belous, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprombank Management Board. "To update the fleet, Norilsk Avia has chosen a convenient tool, that is, leasing, the use of which becomes even more profitable in combination with targeted subsidy programs of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. For Gazprombank, this transaction has become the first one at thehelicopters leasing market, and we plan to continue developing this promising direction." "Norilsk Avia is the only helicopter company on the Taimyr Peninsula that is able to meet the region's needs in aviation services. Today the carrier operates helicopters of the Mi-8 type, which not only provide transportation for production needs of the company, but are used for rapid response to emergencies, and perform an important social function providing sanitary flights and passenger transportation of the Far North natives to remote settlements," said Norilsk Nickel State Secretary and Vice-President Dmitry Pristanskov. "New helicopters will allow Norilsk Avia to upgrade the existing aircraft fleet, average age of the machines in which is 32 years. For Norilsk Nickel, it is a contribution to improving transportation safety in the Far North conditions and a more robust sustainable production of all group's enterprises". Mi-8AMT is a modern middle-class helicopter with improved performance, created on the basis of Mi-8T. Its design falls back on a vast experience of operating Mi-8 helicopters in Russia and abroad. Mi-8AMT has a more powerful power unit, modified avionics and a number of design changes. Mi-8AMT is fitted with TV3-117VM engines and enhanced transmission. AMS-Indicator, working with GPS and GLONASSpositioning systems, provides for the helicopter's reliable navigation. The helicopter can transport up to 23 passengers and cargo weighing up to 4 tonnes inside the cargo cabin or on external sling. The capabilities of Mi-8AMT are constantly expanding due to ongoing modernization. It allows the helicopter to effectively address increasingly complex and diverse challenges in the most demanding climate and weather conditions.
Mi-38 was issued a certificate for its highly comfortable cabin
The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the civilian Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin. The fact that the main change to the certificate for the machine of this type was approved gives Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) new opportunities in terms of Mi-38 promotion on the Russian market and abroad. Besides, Russian aviation authorities certified an eightfold increase in the resource of the light Ansat helicopter's fuselage. "Certification of the VIP version of Mi-38 gives us new opportunities in terms of supplying this machine both in Russia and abroad. We present the first serial machine of this version at MAKS 2019 Aviation and Space Salon. It will soon have a Russian operator, and we also expect that foreign customers will be interested in it. Such a considerable increase in the period ofairworthiness certification of the light multi-purpose helicopterAnsat's fuselage is a result of hard work of our engineers," saidDirector General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky. During MAKS 2019 Aviation and Space Salon the head of Russian Helicopters received certification documents in the presence of Russian Deputy Premier Minister Yury Borisov. The Mi-38 helicopter was given two approvals for the main change to the type certificate: for a highly comfortable cabin and an air conditioning system for cargo and passenger cabins. A change in the period of airworthiness certification of Ansat's fuselage was certified: the resource was increased from 2,000 to 16,000 hours. The light multi-purpose helicopter Ansat, which has the largest cabin within its class, is actively used by the Russian air medical services. This twin-engine helicopter has compact size and does not require a large landing area. It can also be used for passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery and environmental monitoring. High-altitude tests of Ansat have been successfully completed, which confirmed the possibility of its use in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500 meters. The helicopter can be operated in a temperature range between -45° and +50°. Its significant advantage is the possibility of storage out of the hangar and low cost of operation. The multi-purpose Mi-38 occupies a niche between the middle Mi-8 and heavy Mi-26. Several changes to the design of the Mi-38 helicopter have been made: these are improved aerodynamic contours of fuselage and cowling of a propulsion unit, protection of the main rotor hub and a swashplate. For the first time in Russian helicopter industry engines are placed "behind" the main rotor transmission instead of their traditional placement in front of it. This allowed reduction in aerodynamic resistance and noise level in a cockpit, and increased safety of the machine. The "VIP Cabin" version of the civilian Mi-38 helicopter can accommodate up to eleven passengers. Mi-38 has new engines manufactured in Russia, an explosion-proof fuel system, and additional landing gear struts for landing on soft ground and snow.
Rostec presented the first serial Mi-38 helicopter at MAKS
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented the first serial Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin at the MAKS-2019 airspace show. The Mi-38 helicopter made by the Kazan Helicopter Plant will be presented at a static exposition. It will also take part in the flight program forming part of the airspace show by making a flight with other civilian aircraft made by Russian Helicopters. Pre-production prototypes of Mi-38 had been previously demonstrated at MAKS. They took part in the certification flight test program. Besides, theMi-38T military transport helicopter based on the certified civilian Mi-38 helicopter takes part in the flight program of the exhibition for the first time. Several changes to the design of the Mi-38 helicopter have been made: these are improved aerodynamic contours of fuselage andcowling of a propulsion unit, main rotor spinners and aswashplate. Engines are placed "behind" the main rotor transmission instead of their traditional placement in front of it. This allowed reduction in aerodynamic resistance and noise level in a cockpit, and increased safety of the machine. "Mi-38 is a new achievement in Russian helicopter industry. Due to its performance, cost-effectiveness, flight range and cargo transportation capabilities this helicopter is an extremely interesting one in terms of commercial operation and for state customers. Currently, certification tests of the Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin have been completed, and we are ready to begin to supply these machines: we are conducting negotiations with a leasing company now," said Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky. A passenger version of Mi-38 can accommodate up to 30 passengers, and up to eight passengers if this is a version with a highly comfortable cabin. The flight range of the new helicopter is up to 1,300 kilometers (with additional fuel tanks). Mi-38 whose maximum takeoff weight is 15.6 tonnes can carry five tonnes of payload on board or on an external sling. It can be operated in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates. Owing to unique technical solutions, Mi-38 is superior to other helicopters of its class in weight lifting capacity, passenger capacity and main aircraft performance characteristics. 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. State Corporation Rostec is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are transport engineering, electronics, medical technology, chemistry and innovative materials. Rostec holdings form three clusters: electronics, weapons and aviation. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporation’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the company's revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.