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Motor-Sich to start Nadiya helicopter production in 2018

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Ukraine
 
 
Motor-Sich to start Nadiya helicopter production in 2018
 
Ukraine's aircraft equipment producer Motor-Sich said on Thursday it would begin construction of a long-range helicopter "Nadiya" (Hope) starting from next year in Zaporizhia, in southeastern Ukraine. "It is a helicopter for civilian use designed for seven passengers. Having a range of about 1,000 km, it is able to fly all around Ukraine," Vyacheslav Boguslaev, the head of Motor-Sich company, told local media.
     
Motor Sich to start Nadiya helicopter production in 201 640 001(Credit: Motor-Sich)
     
According to Boguslaev, the multi-purpose helicopter would be suitable not only for commercial, but also for government operations, such as border patrolling or emergency response missions.

Currently, Ukrainian enterprises produce solely light helicopters, which can cover the distance of no more than 600 km.

JSC Motor Sich is a Zaporizhia-based enterprise specializing in the production of aircraft engines and gas turbine units. The company's products are operated on airplanes and helicopters in 120 countries. Among the company's new products is the MS-500V turboshaft engine, originally intended for Russian Helicopters' Ansat helicopter.