The FAI has officially registered five world records set in 2012 by the second prototype of the Mi-38 helicopter.

Test pilots set three world records with the Mi-38 in the E1h class – the FAI category for helicopters weighing 10,000 to 20,000 kg – during the 14th World Helicopter Championships in August 2012. They were for altitude (flying to an elevation of 8,620 meters without a payload), reaching a height of 3,000 meters in 6 minutes and reaching a height of 6,000 meters in 10 minutes and 52 seconds.

A month later the altitude record for flying with a 1000 kg payload (7,895 meters) and altitude record for flying with a 2,000 kg payload (7,020 meters) were set at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant’s testing centre.

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