From September 6 to 9, 2018, the 12th international exhibition and scientific conference on hydroaviation Hydroaviasalon 2018 was held in Gelendzhik. The event was organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and brought together more than 200 participants from all over Russia and abroad.
The most successful results for enterprises from Tatarstan are the signing of a major helicopter supply contract and the issuance of a special aircraft type certificate.
The Kazan Helicopters of the Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec Corporation) signed a contract for the supply of 104 Ansat helicopters for the National Service of Sanitary Aviation (NSSA), including aftersales service agreements. The mission of the NSSA is to deliver air ambulance services following the unified standard in 24/7 format.
The MVEN Firm received a type certificate for T(MB)-500, a special-purpose aircraft for air chemical operations, from the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia. T(MB)-500 became the first certified agricultural aircraft in the history of contemporary Russia. The aircraft can be used for environmental monitoring (especially during fire season), inspection of large industrial facilities, weather control, forest pest control, and petroleum products spill response.