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Russian Helicopters Signs VRT500 Deal with Ludev Aviation of Malaysia

Russian Helicopters has signed a dealership agreement with Ludev Aviation.

Based in Malaysia, Ludev Aviation intends to purchase five VRT500 light multipurpose 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 from EASA.

Russian Helicopters has signed a dealership agreement with Ludev Aviation. Based in Malaysia, Ludev Aviation intends to purchase five VRT500 light multipurpose 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 from EASA. Click to enlarge.

The technical aspects of the VRT500 program were completed earlier this year and development has since begun. Tests of the first prototype is scheduled to start in 2020. Deliveries are expected in 2023.

"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 1,650kg and it can accommodate up to five passengers. The helicopter has a top speed of 250kph and it can fly up to 860km and carry up to 730kg of payload.

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