Russian Helicopters has offered its latest Mi-171E2 for use in high altitude and hot weather regions of the world following completion its flight test program.
“Due to its improved performance characteristics, Mi-171Е2 may be interesting for government agencies using helicopters. While creating the new helicopter, we made allowance for the specific character of operation of earlier delivered UUAP helicopters in high-altitude countries such as China, Pakistan, Iran, as well as Latin American states. New engines and a rotor system of Mi-171Е2 offer improved opportunities for using the helicopter at high altitudes with high air temperature, and therefore I’m sure that it will be widely used in high-mountain and hot-climate conditions,” said Andrey Boginsky, the Chief Executive Officer of Russian Helicopters.
Mi-171Е2 designed for air transportation by foreign government agencies is a new step in the work upon creation of a new generation of Mi-17/171 helicopters.
The key feature of Mi-171Е2 is a new power unit and rotor system. It has “high-altitude” engines VK-2500PS-03 with the increased power and the FADEC digital control system, as well as a new main rotor made of polymeric composite materials with the improved profile and an Х-shaped tail rotor similar to the one used on Mi-171А2. At the same time, Mi-171Е2 has an upgraded body, modified tail and keel beams and a larger stabilizer. Mi-171Е2 will be exported under the name “Mi-171Е”, which is already used now.
Russian Helicopters has started flight tests of the Mi-171E multipurpose helicopter with upgraded power unit and rotor system at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) and plans to finish the flight tests by the end of the 2017. Mi-171E helicopter is equipped with a new rotor and X-shaped tail rotor with blades made of polymer composite materials, upgraded swash plate, Russian-made VK-2500PS-03 engine with a FADEC-type digital control system, and with modified stabilizer and keel beam, the company said in a statement Friday
Russian Helicopters concluded the first export contract for the supply of medium multirole helicopter Mi-171A2 with the Indian company Vectra Group during the second day of the Dubai Airshow 2017. In accordance with provisions of this agreement, Mi-171A2 will be delivered to the customer in 2018
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Russian Helicopters will begin serial production of its newest helicopter, the MI-171A2, in the first quarter of 2017. "Our challenge in the first quarter of 2017 is to get the certificate and launch mass production," Leonid Belykh, managing director of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAZ) was quoted as saying by TASS
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