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Future HeliRussia dates:

  • HeliRussia 2019
    May 16 - 18, 2019
  • HeliRussia 2020
    May 21 - 23, 2020
  • HeliRussia 2021
    May 20 - 22, 2021
  • HeliRussia 2022
    May 19 - 21, 2022

11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018

The 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018 was held from 24 to 26 May in Moscow, in accordance with the Russian Federation Government Decree No. 2403-r dated 30, October 2017. It is the largest industry event in Europe and North Asia, which showcases the whole range of products and services of the helicopter industry, including military products.

HeliRussia today has become one of the central events for Russian and foreign aerospace companies. HeliRussia features various business activities: novelties are shown, contracts are signed, key issues are discussed, trends are formed, winners of industry competitions are awarded. The expo allows to build and develop business ties, establish inter- and cross-industry cooperation and to develop government relations.

246 companies took part in HeliRussia 2018, including 49 internationals from 19 countries: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Russia, Spain, UK and USA. Last year, 237 companies took part in the exhibition, 50 of them were foreign. This number remains at the level of previous events and confirms the stability and interest of Russian aerospace market for domestic and foreign companies.

18 helicopters were showcased at the expo in 2018, 3 of which are premieres (VRT500, "Kasatka 505" and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X) and one being military (Mi-171Sh). Also 12 models of UAVs were demonstrated, among which 2 new models were shown for the first time.

22 companies presented military products, 20 which were Russian and 2 foreign.

The indoors exhibition area of HeliRussia 2018 occupied two halls and amounted to 12,600 square meters. The area of the open exposition was 1 000 sq. m. Total exhibition space measured up to 13 600 square meters.

Business program of the expo is one of its key components. In 2018, it included 59 events. HeliRussia is attended by company executives, specialists and experts, representatives of state authorities and industrial associations. This makes business communication the most effective, enabling to identify problems, address them and implement the decisions.

Traditional conferences were held this year: "Aviation Equipment", "Helicopter Market: Realities and Prospects", "Medical Evacuation". New events taken place: conference on agricultural aviation and panel discussion on military-technical cooperation aspects.

Recognized all around the globe, HeliRussia enjoys the support at the highest level. Greetings to participants, visitors and organizers of the expo are annually sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin and prominent state and public figures of Russia. The expo opening ceremony is attended by high-ranking guests.

The organizer of the exhibition is the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the host of the exhibition is Russian Exhibition Systems. HeliRussia is held on the initiative and with the support of the Helicopter Industry Association since 2008. The venue is Halls 14 and 15 of Pavilion 3 of the Crocus Expo IEC.

HeliRussia 2019 will be held  on 16 - 18 May next year.