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VRT-200104 Vertolet N4 2001 magazine
The issue opens by AEROSHOW heading which is devoted totally to Helitech-2001 exhibition. The big detailed report acquaints our readers with main participators of Helitech and describes the most interesting helicopters which were presented in Duxford. Helitech, Heli-expo and HeliAsia exhibitions are dedicated only to helicopters. Therefore, it is very important for helicopter manufacturers as well as for equipment producers and the firms which take part in repair business and in maintenance of rotorcraft to participate in such aviashows. Besides, the paper gives interesting information about helicopter associations, societies and committees that support helicopter business in Europe. About 250 companies from 21 countries took part in Helitech. More than 5000 visitors came to Duxford. 55 helicopters of 25 types were shown there.
The EQUIPMENT section contains two articles. The llirst one (Helicopter flickpits: the place for better decisions) is a review of a paper presented in 'Rotor&Wing' magazine. It is devoted to the problem of cockpit equipment. What are universal technical solutions for modern helicopter cockpits? How is it possible to reorganize the pilot's workstation? What do we mean when say about glass-cockpit? These are only some of the problems discussed in the article.
The author of the report A new generation of automatic control systems is V. Chernyshkin, Director General of Designing Agency of Industrial Automatics JSC. He informs our readers about new developments of the Agency in the field of automatic control systems design.
DESIGNING heading opens by an analyses of some mass media comments on tender which was organized by Ministry of Defence in order to choose the best training helicopter to train and retrain military pilots. Three companies took part in the tender. Among them there were Kamov Company (with Ka-226 helicopter), Kazan Helicopter Plant (with Ansat helicopter) and Mil Moscow helicopter Plant (with Mi-2 helicopter). The analyses was presented by V. Kartashev, Vice General Director of Kazan Helicopters 3SC, the head of Ansat project. He thinks that journalists should be more professional and correct when they speak about the results of the tender, the schedule of delivery and the quantity of helicopters offered. The paper is titled Don't be in a hurry!.
ilie OPERATION heading presents two articles. The first one was written by military pilot Konstantin Yakimov. Our readers already read his first article in the issue No.2, 2001 of our journal. This time he also writes about the helicopter operations in Chechnya, including not only combat but also transport and S&R operations. The paper is titled They are rescuers.
The next report in the section is devoted to Moscow GALS company. The company's main activity is promotion and delivery of American Robinson helicopters to Russian helicopter market. The paper contains the helicopters' performance characteristics as well as description of their main modifications.
Testing pilot Nicolay Zhen also came to our SCHOOL. He wrote about tests conducted by Vertoleri Mi Kazan Scientific and Production Enterprise to provide for helicopter's safe take-off from small landing places.
The article In service of India Military Forces written by S. Nedelko was published in ECONOMICS heading. The author tells about Russian Mi-17 helicopters used in military conflict between India and Pakistan in Kashmir State. The paper was written on the basis of the information from Indian and Pakistani newspapers.
The 3UBILEE heading presents the fragment from the book Notes of a scientist written by A. Martinov, one of the famous domestic researchers in the field of aircraft experimental aerodynemics. The domestic helicopter community celebrated the scientist's centenary in December, 2001.
The article From testing to serial production (by V. Mikheev) is devoted to the Omega-1 and Omega-2 helicopters designed by Ivan Bratukhim. The paper is presented in HISTORY heading.
If you read our LIBRARY heading, you will learn about new books dedicated to helicopters.
Do you want to build a helicopter yourself? You can do it even at home if it is a small rotorcraft model. E. Borisov tells about the model of MBB BK-117 Spaceship helicopter.
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