Russian Helicopters unveils Sapsan
Russian Helicopters officially revealed the Sapsan – the first Russian FAR-27 turbine helicopter – at the MAKS show at Zhukovksy last week.
Sapsan’s arrival is a statement to the policy of the Russian holding: to diversify its lineup to address market needs. The range of modifications covers corporate, private, training, medevac, and surveillance uses – the last from eco-control and oil lines to employment with police forces.
Serial production will be based at Arsenyev Aviation Company Progress named after N. I. Sazykin, also manufacturing the Ka-50 Black Shark and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters. Manufacture of the piston Mi-34S1 has been resumed until the Sapsan goes into production in 2011.