Uncertain Times

Last year, proved to be a challenging one for Russia’s rotorcraft industry, with declining sales, deliveries, revenues and orders, but 2017 is set to be even more challenging, as customer demand is expected to remain weak in the near to mid-term.

The Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-171 family will continue to be Russian Helicopters’ best-selling model until the mid-2020s.
Russian Helicopters

There is a serious degree of uncertainty over the future of Russian Helicopters’ business. The domestic military, the main customer for its products, is set to complete a ten-year, large-scale acquisition programme in 2020, and a crisis in the completion of the development and certification efforts for new helicopters is failing to make these types commercially attractive.

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