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. Moreover, the contract provides for an option for purchasing of one more helicopter, the company said in a statement Monday.
"The certification and successful operation of Mi-171A2 in India will allow other buyers to translate their interest into new contracts," said CEO of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky after signing of the contract.
The multirole helicopter Mi-171A2 is a result of modernization of Mi-8/M-17 series helicopters. There are about 80 modifications in the Mi-171A2 design as compared to the baseline model. The helicopter is equipped with the VK-2500PS-03 engines with the digital control system. It also has a power unit with the increased capacity and, therefore, strengthened transmission.
Due to the digital navigation system with data indication on displays, the helicopter can be operated by a crew consisting of only two men. Introduction of equipment for diagnostics and monitoring of essential systems status as a part of airborne avionics has increased the helicopter reliability and made it possible to reduce maintenance time. The Mi-171A2 has a X-type anti-torque rotor and a new main rotor with all-composite blades with the improved airframe configuration.
The Russian Helicopters plans to sign a contract with India on supply of Mi-171A2, the companys Director General Andrei Boginsky said. "At the show, we plan signing a contract with an Indian company on supply of Mil Mi-171A2, and certifying it on this market," Andrei was quoted as saying by
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Russian Mi-171A2 Helicopter has obtained a type certificate for operations in a convertible configuration from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia). The type certificate confirms that the Mi-171A2 developed at Moscow Mil Helicopter Plant has been approved to transport passengers and cargoes day and night in standard and adverse weather conditions, including over water areas both as per Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
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Russian Helicopters has carried out the maiden flight of its first multi-role M-171A2 helicopter and will deliver it to UTair-Helicopter Services for experimental operation in polar-regions. "It's a brand new machine, with advanced digital technologies on board and entirely different performance characteristics
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Russias latest multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter has completed trials in extremely low temperatures of up to -50 degrees Centigrade, local media reports quoting Russian Helicopters Holdings press service. "The results of the tests, held in Yakutia, have proven that main systems and avionics are operable [in extremely low temperatures]
Russian Helicopters, Singaporean Progression Pte and Russia-Singapore Business Council (RSBC) have signed an agreement with Centre for Overseas Promotion of Russian High-tech Companies and Presentation of Investment Projects on cooperation and joint collaboration to promote helicopters in the South-east Asia region. Under the Agreement, Progression Pte
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
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