Russian Helicopters has launched the final stage of certification testing for its Mi-38 multirole helicopter. The Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant received the fourth Mi-38 prototype on Nov. 3, where a series of hover tests and low-speed ground runs were recently completed. The fourth prototype is the pre-series model and will be equipped with all of the components and systems that will be featured on the series-production Mi-38s. According to a statement released by Russian Helicopters, the Mi-38's certification is on track for 2015.
The fourth prototype of the Mi-38 helicopter. Photo: Russian Helicopters.