The cabin is fully glazed and instead of switch devices it has electronic monitors. The pilots call the cockpit a ‘computer’ and mechanical equipment has been left behind altogether.
The aerodynamic design saves fuel and allows the helicopter to rise up to three thousand meters within just six minutes. The Mi-38 already has several world records. This is the only helicopter in the world that is able to reach heights that were only possible to be reached by aircrafts before.
In 2005, the production plant called Mil received a proposal from European and US-Canadian companies to create a joint project. But the US State Department banned the supply of the engines that were needed.
Hence, the helicopter Mi-38 was a completely domestic development. However, this helicopter is several times cheaper than its foreign competitors.
The Mi-38 was originally developed as a civilian helicopter. But, according to engineers, it is almost 100% composed of domestic components, so in the future, the helicopter can be used in service of the Aerospace Forces of Russia.