Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"
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Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

 

Kazan Helicopter Plant is a manufacturer of Mi-8/17 helicopters, which is part of the Russian Helicopters Concern Russian Helicopters. Russian-made helicopters manufactured in Kazan flew in total all over the world. more than 50 million flight hours For the entire existence of the Kazan Helicopter Plant, more than 12 thousand helicopters Mi-8, Mi-14, Mi-4, Ansat, Mi-17 and their variations were delivered to one hundred countries of the world.

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

 

History

 

The plant begins its history from 04.09.1940/387/169, when, by order of the People's Commissariat of the Aviation Industry, the Leningrad Aviation Plant No. 1940 was built, which then, during the war, was evacuated to Kazan and merged with the Kazan Carriage Parts Plant No. 2. Since in 1945, the aviation share of the enterprise, it is from this date that the history of the present Kazan Helicopter Plant begins. During the war years, the enterprise produced about eleven thousand Po-1945 biplanes for the front - for this in 3,5, the plant's collective was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor. By 1947, the production of military aircraft at the plant increased from one hundred to trsiat fifty copies per month (1951 times). Every tenth military aircraft produced by the aviation industry of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the Second World War was created here. Being actively involved in the post-war resumption of the national economy, and in 9-4 the plant produced over XNUMX thousand of the first C-XNUMX for the country. (Self-propelled combines).

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

Kazan Helicopter Plant began production of Mi-1951 helicopters in 1 - it became the first mass production of rotorcraft in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The Mi-1954 helicopter, manufactured at the plant since 4, became the first Soviet helicopter exported abroad. In 1965, the enterprise began serial production of the Mi-8 - the most popular and massive among all Mi-class helicopters.

Plant No. 387 in 1966 was renamed into Kazan Helicopter Plant. In 1973, the enterprise mastered the production technology of the Mi-14, an amphibious helicopter widely used in naval aviation. The successes achieved by the labor collective were awarded in 1980 with the International Golden Mercury Prize, and in 1970 with the Order of the October Revolution.

Despite the fact that in 90-ies were objective problems in the development of the Russian aviation industry, the plant received the right to participate in the international market, was transformed into a joint stock company, which allowed to re manufacture, introduce modern technology Assembling complex geometry and material handling.

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

In 1993, the company began the development of Ansat, the only helicopter designed and built in Russia in the post-Soviet period. Kazan Helicopter Plant in 1997 received an official certificate from the Aviation Register of the IAC, which makes it possible to develop helicopters, and also the first prototype of Ansat equipped with a fly-by-wire system appeared. It made its first flight in 1999. Ansat at the moment, along with the Mi-17 helicopter, the main product of the plant, is included in the updated model range of the plant.

Kazan Helicopters in 2007 he joined the group "Russian Helicopters".

 

Production

 

The company today owns the infrastructure characteristic of serial production of machine-building, has upgraded technological and industrial base, allowing for the production and repair of helicopters: Kazan Helicopters manufactures the entire construction cycle of helicopters from design to serial production of its warranty support.

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

The Mi-17 is a multipurpose medium helicopter that is an improved version of the Mi-8. At the moment, more than eleven thousand helicopters of this type have been produced. Currently, the Kazan Helicopter Plant is mass-producing three main variations:

Mi-172 is a passenger variation, intended for the transportation of passengers. Special VIP variations are also produced;

Mi-17-V5 is a transport variation intended for transportation of cargo on an external sling and inside the cabin. It is actively used during rescue operations;

The Mi-17-1V is a multipurpose variation, on the basis of which helicopters for various purposes are produced, including a hospital on departure.

Ansat is a multipurpose light helicopter developed directly by the Kazan Helicopter Plant. The Ansat helicopter series is actively developing in two directions: civil and military. The Ansat-U training helicopter is purchased by the Russian Ministry of Defense for military training centers and flight schools and is supplied in series. With the help of quick-detachable attachments, the Ansat multipurpose helicopter can be quickly re-equipped for a wide range of tasks: passenger transportation, cargo delivery, patrolling, search and rescue operations, emergency medical aid, and firefighting.

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

According to the program of the Russian Helicopters concern for the creation of a multipurpose medium helicopter Mi-38, the enterprise is responsible for the construction of prototypes of the helicopter and adjustment of its serial production.

In order to ensure the competitiveness of their products being upgraded throughout the life of the helicopter service. For service currently operated machines at the Kazan helicopter plant has modernized repair facility that provides a high degree of repair and recovery helicopters.

 

Manufacture

 

According to the problems of technical re-equipment of the plant continues its high-performance modern equipment, introduces standardized procedures and processes. Development of the industrial base is directed at reducing costs and thus to decrease the cost of production, increase in production, which is produced. Thus the task of increasing the reliability and quality of the helicopters, increasing the range of helicopters on size and available options.

 

Experimental Design Bureau and the research work of the enterprise

 

 The company, as a developer, plans to build targeted variations and upgraded versions of the Ansat helicopter; execution of works on ultralight helicopters weighing up to one and a half tons, up to two and a half tons. Together with the open joint-stock company Moscow Helicopter Plant named after M.L. »Modernization of the serially produced Mi-8/17 helicopters and preliminary preparation for mass production of the Mi-38 helicopter are carried out. Research and development activities of the enterprise are focused on increasing the economic effect of production and the technical level of the plant in order to obtain the development of products that will be competitive. Every year up to two hundred people are involved in inventive and rationalization activities. Of the three hundred proposals submitted by them, about thirty patents for industrial designs, inventions, utility models and about two hundred and fifty rationalization proposals are being implemented.

Open Joint Stock Company "Kazan Helicopter Plant"

 

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