Uganda receives new VIP Mi-171E

Uganda receives new VIP Mi-171E 11 Feb, 16, Source: Russian Helicopters

The Mi-171E helicopter supplied to Uganda is distinguished by its superior comfort cabin designed for 12 passengers.  It is fitted with soft leather-wrapped armchairs and comfortable furniture made from fine wood. Enhanced sound and vibration isolation, a modern multimedia system with widescreen displays and numerous audio dynamics significantly boost flight comfort.  Consumer convenience is ensured by a wardrobe, food station, toilet and luggage compartment. Landing and unloading made more convenient by installing folding ramp doors with stairs. Additionally, the Mi-171E was equipped with a new MBKhU air conditioning system with increased performance, small weight and size; it ensures comfortable temperature in the passenger cabin and crew compartment.

The helicopter has modern flight and navigation equipment that enables safe flights at any time and in any weather conditions.  Adjustment of cockpit instruments for night vision goggles will increase flight safety at nighttime.  In addition, to increase safety, the helicopter is equipped with a ground proximity warning system that duly notifies the crew of a dangerous proximity of an obstacle, or ground or water surface in order to prevent accidents.

The Mi-171 helicopter is a deep modernization of the Mi-8.  The Mi-171 helicopter has a certificate issued by AR IAC as well as an approval of the type certificate in a number of Asian countries. It is operated in 30 countries around the world.   An important notion on the Mi-171 helicopter is that it is produced with the use of aircraft technologies of UUAP (Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC).

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC is one of Russian Helicopters enterprises. Modern manufacturing and technological capacities of the plant allow to quickly start production of new aircraft types and combine the manufacture of prototypes and mass production. Over 8,000 aircraft have been built in the 70-year history of the plant. Today, UUAP produces the Mi-171, Mi-171A1, and Mi-171Sh helicopters.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014 its IFRS revenues increased 22,8% to RUB 169,8 billion. Deliveries reached 271 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, five of them are involved in civil industries and 22 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2014 amounted to RUB 964.5 billion. The tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 147.8 billion.

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