The State Corporation Rostec will supply ten light VRT500 helicopters to the countries of Scandinavia. The corresponding dealer agreement has been signed by VR Technologies of Russian Helicopters Holding and the Swedish Rotocraft Nordic AB at the international air show Dubai Airshow 2019.
The agreement with Rotorcraft Nordic AB reflects the company's intentions to acquire ten VRT500 helicopters in a basic configuration in 2023. Optional equipment, as well as the interior details and the exterior paint scheme of the VRT500 will be determined after the helicopter receives a type certificate and certificate of airworthiness according to EASA standards. The submission of application for certification is scheduled for this year.
“Our “Russian Helicopters ” holding enters the international market in a new segment - light single-engine civil helicopters. The VRT500 project, without a doubt, is competitive and is of great interest to foreign customers. This is confirmed by the agreements reached on the premises of Dubai Airshow with the Emirate Tawazun holding and the Swedish partners from Rotorcraft Nordic AB. I am sure that our new vehicle will be highly appreciated in many regions of the world”, commented Sergey Chemezov, General Director of Rostec State Corporation.
The technical project of the VRT500 program was successfully completed and the development of detailed design documentation began in early 2019. Testings of the first flight model will begin in 2020.
It was reported earlier that a dealer agreement on the promotion and sales of VRT500 with the Malaysian company Ludev Aviation was signed at the MAKS-2019 International Aerospace Salon in August of 2019. The company intends to acquire five helicopters.