The 7-th International Air show AVIASVIT-XXI-2010.


During the period from 30th September till 4th October, 2010, the 7-th International Air show AVIASVIT-XXI took place at the  ANTONOV-KIEV (Gostomel) airfield.

The main task of the Air Show was demonstration of the achievements of the aircraft designers and manufacturers, arrangements of the conditions for their promotion at the world market, development of the international cooperation for realization of the major aviation and aerospace projects.

SE “AVIAKON” demonstrated the upgraded Mi-8MTV(Rus.:Ми-8МТВ) and Mi-17V5(Rus.: Ми-17В-5) helicopters.  

One of the most significant exhibits became the Mi-17V-5 helicopter, where “glass cockpit” principle was implemented, based on the state-on-the-art Honeywell avionics equipment, where all the flight information is displayed on the multi-function indicators (MFI). Resulting from this, the integrated complex of the airborne equipment was created, covering also the automatic flight control system and early ground proximity warning system.      

The experts’ attention was specifically attracted by the Mi-8MTV helicopter equipped with TV3-117VMA-SBM1V(Rus.: ТВ3-117ВМА-СБМ-1В) engines, which during the daily demonstration flights climbed up to 5000 m during the record-braking time of 6 minutes only, vividly demonstrating its obvious advantages compared to the TV3-117VM (Rus.:TB3-117BM) and VK-2500 (Rus.:BK-2500) engines.

On the Air Show opening day the SE “AVIAKON” booth, as well as the displayed helicopters, were visited by the high officials of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine headed by the Minister of Defense Mr. M.B.Yezhel.

The modifications performed on the helicopters induced great interest of the helicopter operators, as well as of the manufacturers.