Source: UTair, 06-Dec-12
December 4 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first all female helicopter crew at Tyumen Civil Aviation, the original airline from which UTair Aviation was born. UTair takes special pride in celebrating this special date in its history and the history of the domestic helicopter industry. The all woman crew, headed by well-known pilot [...]
India reportedly will enter into negotiations with Boeing of the United States for acquisition of 15 CH-47D Chinook helicopters. (see full story)
Source: Helihub.com, 05-Jul-12
In an unusual twist, EMERCOM in Belarus – their Emergency Services Ministry – have loaned a Mil Mi-26 helicopter for a film. The aircraft has been fully repainted to represent a Russian military aircraft, and is being used in Hungary for the filming of the latest Bruce Willis epic “A Good Day to Die Hard” [...]
Source: UTair, 22-Jun-12
UTair Aviation Mi-26T has successfully transported two Mi-26T helicopter carcasses with external sling over a distance of 2,000 kilometers. This extreme cargo exploit is the first ever of such weight and distance in the history of Mi-26T helicopter operations. The extremely large size and weight of the cargo excluded the practicality of land based transport. [...]
Source: UTair, 23-Dec-11
The world’s largest operator of helicopter Mi-26 Airline “UTair” (UTair Aviation) has suspended flights of its fleet of Mi-26 in Russia and abroad as of today. Helicopters will be carried out in-depth inspection of the tail extraordinary beams. The admission of helicopters for further operation will be determined for each aircraft individually on the basis [...]
Source: Rostvertol, 28-Oct-11
On the 25th of October two new Mi-26 helicopters departed from Rostvertol Plc airfield to serve in the Russian Armed Forces. Photos accompanying the release show them with blue codes 05 and 08.
Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11
The Russian Air Force is planning on receiving 22 new Mi-26T heavy-lift helicopters over the next four years, taking the total to 45. There are an additional 7 airframes awaiting overhaul or repair to take the complete fleet to 52. The Mi-26 is widely used in the Russian military for transportation of over-size items including [...]
The refueling has been carried out during manoeuvres near Chelyabinsk at the simulated battlefield. The fuel tanks of T-72 tanks, as well as both BMP-2 and BTR-80 types of armoured vehicle have been filled with fuel (see Full story)
Source: Rostvertol, 31-Aug-11
On August 19 the Mi-26T Captain of Tver Vertical-T Air Company, Mr. Valeriy Likhachev, was awarded the Order of Friendship. Recently courage and professional skills of this pilot have been appreciated even in the US White House: Barack Obama expressed his thanks through the Embassy in Washington. Mr. Valeriy Likhachev was honoured with a high [...]
Source: Vertical-T, 11-Feb-11
Air Company VERTICAL-T has taken part in negotiations between Russian and Afghanistan business communities’ representatives of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, involving the Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. During negotiations, the main point was the cooperation development in trade and economy between Russia and Afghanistan. The following branches of the Afghanistan economy were [...]
Source: Rosoboronexport, 09-Feb-11
At Aero India 2011 Rosoboronexport offers its foreign customers a wide range of helicopter systems. In recent years exports of Russian rotary-wing aircraft have been steadily growing. Amongst the most popular export items one finds a family of the Mi-17 military helicopters, being delivered these days also to the Indian Air Force. Proven and effective [...]
Source: AVE, 24-Nov-10
China is also interested in the Kamov Ka32A11BC and is in talks on possible supply of a large batch of these machines for use in rescue missions and for fire fighting.
Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Nov-10
Zhuhai, Kitay/ 15 November 2010 – Russian multipurpose heavy transport helicopter Mi-26TC production Rostvertol entering the Russian helicopter holding Russian Helicopters, was officially delivered to the customer and arrived in China shortly before the opening tomorrow at Zhuhai International Exhibition Airshow China 2010. The contract to supply heavy Mi-26TC in the People’s Republic was signed [...]
Source: Take-Off, 19-Oct-10
Upon arrival in China, and after making the required documents that the Mi-26TC will be sent for duty in one of China’s provinces to extinguish forest fires.
“Two Russian helicopters with a Ka-32 and Mi-26 arrived at the airport in Nis, they have not yet done so flights, but are ready to intervene at any moment,” said the speaker of agency.
Rosvertol signed a long-term agreement with GC Olimpstroj to participate in the construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi, General Director Boris Slusar told journalists.
Source: Rostvertol, 13-Apr-10
In March 2010 Rostvertol plc and Lectern Aviation Supplies Co. Ltd (China) signed a contract on delivery of a new Mi-26Tc helicopter to China. This is already the third Mi-26TC sold to the People’s Republic of China. The same as the first two helicopters the third Mi-26TC is being purchased mainly for extinguishing fires and [...]
Source: Punjab Newsline, 18-Jan-10
After more than a decade Mi-26, the largest helicopter in the world, possessed by IAF and being operated from this Chandigarh base have attained 100 cent serviceability and flown all together for more than 45 min (File photo)
Source: Defense Aerospace, 16-Oct-09
The Netherlands hired an MI-26 Halo helicopter in Afghanistan today to recover a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter.
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