A mock-up of the VRT-500 helicopter at "Milan Design Week"
The production of the first series from 2021
The design bureau VR-Technologies, subsidiary of Rostec’s Russian Helicopters holding company, presented a mock-up of the light multi-purpose helicopter VRT-500 at the "Fuorisalone exhibition" (part of the Milan Design Week, held April 8–14). The helicopter model is presented at the exhibition of "ItalDesign", which was one of the developer companies of VRT-500.
Currently specialists of Russian Helicopters are developing the design documentation of the helicopter. This stage is scheduled to be finished at the end of 2021 with the production of the first series of VRT-500 in the Ulan-Ude aviation plant.
VRT-500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial rotors and maximum take-off weight of 1600 kg. It will be equipped with the latest interactive avionics and have the most spacious passenger cabin in its class with the total capability of 5 persons. The helicopter can reach a max speed of 250 km/h, has a flight range of 860 km and can carry a payload of up to 730 kg.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency