Development of the Mi-38 Innovative Competitive Helicopter

The article is devoted to work conducted by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant aimed on development and implementation of breakthrough technologies and competitive products. The article gives a view on domestic helicopter industry problems and ways to their solution by implementing of company’s innovative development programme measures. The development of the Mi-38 medium utility helicopter served as an example of such work. The article describes the advantages of the helicopter in comparison with foreign analogs and early developed domestic models. The article also gives the helicopter’s technical specifications and illustrates the results of new technologies implementing.

Keywords: innovation, complex, competitiveability, flight test, model, research and development, maintenance, innovation development programme, project, breakthrough technologies, development, implementing, saurce, strategy, technology, cost effectiveness