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Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

The Nigerian Air Force procured Mil Mi-34C (NATO code Hermit) helicopters around 2002 with the intention of using them for ab initio training. In July 2011, HeliHub.com reported that they had all been withdrawn from use – reportedly due to main gearbox issues – with the intention of disposing of them. The Mi-34C is powered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub .com, 24-Mar-14

Russian military snubs Mi-34 to order 100 Eurocopters

Russian military snubs Mi-34 to order 100 Eurocopters

Moscow-based newspaper Vedomosti is today saying that Russia is preparing to order over 100 Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 helicopters to train military pilots.  The initial phase is a public procurement notice filed on Friday 17th February for 15 single- and 30 twin-engined helicopters, but with pricing to be based on an eventual order for over… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Feb-12

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Middle East distributor appointed for Mil Mi-34C1

Middle East distributor appointed for Mil Mi-34C1

Russian Helicopters, JSC, a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom appointed Emirates Corporation Trading Agencies LLC as a regional distributor of the light single-engine helicopter Mi-34C1 in the Gulf countries. The Agreement was signed in Dubai, UAE, at the Dubai Airshow. The Agreement envisions marketing, sales and technical support for the Mi-34C1, as well as flight training…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Nov-11

Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet

Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet

Ruslan Pukhov, Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, has reported Nigeria’s Mi-34 fleet disposal, according to Russian press agency RIA Novosti.  This is part of a wider disposal program which includes 25 MiG-21 jets, which were replaced by Chinese-built F-7Ns in 2010. While the fighter jets are being disposed due to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jul-11

Mil Mi-34C1 – order for ten from UTair

Mil Mi-34C1 – order for ten from UTair

May 19 in Moscow at the exhibition HeliRussia 2011 an agreement was signed between OAO UTair »(UTair Aviation) and JSC” Helicopters of Russia “on the production and delivery of ten Mi-34S1. Start delivery expected in 2012. According to the preliminary agreement between UTair and Helicopters of Russia ‘, possibly increasing the number of purchased Mi-34S1… Read more »

Source: UTair, 23-May-11

Goodrich selected for Mi-34C1 upgrade program

Goodrich selected for Mi-34C1 upgrade program

Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Russian Helicopters, JSC to provide the main rotor actuator and hydraulic power supply for its upgraded Mi-34C1 light helicopter. The agreement includes research and development, original equipment supply and aftermarket support for both units. Prototypes for flight tests have already been produced by Goodrich’s Actuation Systems business… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 19-May-11

Russian Helicopters detail Heli-Expo 2011 presence

Russian Helicopters detail Heli-Expo 2011 presence

Russian Helicopters, a part of UIC Oboronprom, showcased its lineup at HELI-EXPO 2011 (stand 628) in Orlando, FL. The models on are potentially the most suitable and attractive for the North American market – the medium multi-role Mi-8/17, the coaxial Ka-32A11BC, the highly maneuverable light Mi-34C1, and the multi-role special ops (including operations in thin… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Mar-11

Russian Helicopters showcases product range at Farnborough 2010

Russian Helicopters showcases product range at Farnborough 2010

At the Farnborough International Airshow that took off today near London (Great Britain) Russian Helicopters rotorcraft-manufacturing holding presents its newest projects within the UIC Oboronprom display. Farnborough Airshow is considered one of the world’s largest and traditionally attracts key international aviation industry manufacturers showcasing their up-to-date achievements. Andrei Shibitov, COO Russian Helicopters, states, “Farnborough trade… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Jul-10

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New piston-engined MI-34 scheduled for 2011 first flight

New piston-engined MI-34 scheduled for 2011 first flight

The recent Heli-Russia 2010 event was used to launch the Mi-34S1 model, a piston engined version of the Mi-34 built to FAR27 standards and aimed directly at the Robinson R44 market.  The current Mi-34S is powered by the radial Vedeneyev M-14V-26 engine, while the new model will feature the piston M9FV from the Voronezh Mechanical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-10

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Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca Sign MoU for Mi-34 Sapsan helicopter

Russian Helicopters and Turbomeca Sign MoU for Mi-34 Sapsan helicopter

Russian Helicopters, JSC, and Turbomeca have signed a memorandum on engine deliveries for the first Russian light turbine helicopter Sapsan (Mi-34S2) at MAKS airshow.

Source: DefPro, 28-Aug-09

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JSC Helicopters of Russia to sign MOU with Turbomeca for Mi-34 engines

On August 20 at 13:45 in the framework of the MAKS air show held on the signing of a memorandum between the JSC “Helicopters of Russia” and the company Turbomeca (France) on the supply of engines for the first Russian light helicopter with a gas engine Sapsan “(MI-34S2).

Source: Aviaport, 20-Aug-09

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