Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

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Mil Helicopters
Joint-stock company
Industry Defense
Founded 1947; 70 years ago (1947)
Headquarters Tomilino, Russia
Parent Russian Helicopters
Website www.russianhelicopters.aero/en/mvz/

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (Russian: Московский вертолётный завод им. М.Л. Миля) is a Russian designer and producer of helicopters headquartered in Tomilino. It is a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters.[1]

The Moscow Mil Helicopter Plant includes a design bureau and an experimental production plant, the Mil Design Bureau is one of the world's leading developers of helicopters, with particular expertise in heavy-lift helicopters. It has developed both civil and military versions in a wide range of payload capacities, including the world's largest, the Mi-26.[2]

Ninety-five percent of the helicopters in the former Soviet Union were built to Mil designs. Series production facilities for Mil-designed helicopters include Rostvertol in Rostov-na-Donu, the Kazan Helicopter Production Association, and the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.[2] Mil participates in the Euromil joint venture with Eurocopter.

History[edit]

Mil was established in 1947 under the guidance of Mikhail Mil as the helicopter laboratory of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute in Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast.[3]

The Mil Mi-1 became the first mass-produced Soviet helicopter,[3] the Mi-8 helicopter, designed in the early 1960s, was a successful design in both military and civil applications, with over 12,000 units being produced.[3]

Mil merged with Kamov and Rostvertol to form Russian Helicopters in 2006.[4] The Mil brand name has been retained, though the new company dropped overlapping product lines.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIL Moscow Helicopter Plant, Joint-Stock Company". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Russian Defense Business Directory". Federation of American Scientists. US Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration. May 1995. Retrieved 21 July 2017.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b c Vershinin, Alexander (31 August 2015). "The Moscow helicopter factory that put the ‘Mil’ in military aviation". Russia Beyond the Headlines. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Aviation Week 2005/12/05

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