Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed two contracts to supply the modernised light Ansat passenger helicopter manufactured by Kazan Helicopters. Under the agreements, signed at HeliRussia 2015, the first customers for five of the new aircraft will be Tatarstan-based Tulpar Helicopters and Vector Aviation Company. “The niche for Russian-built light commercial helicopters… Read more »
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has confirmed the death of two persons in the crash of a private Mi-2 helicopter in Yamal, northwest Siberia. Heliccopter crashed into a lake and only the tail visible above the water
The first group of third-year students at the Syzran campus of the Zhukovsky and Gagarin Air Force Academy’s Military Training Centre have completed training on new Ansat-U helicopters designed and built at Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec). Previously Ansat-U helicopters were undergoing operation testing, and… Read more »
Tail boom (or rotor?) hit wires on take-off, causing crash. Tail some metres from rest of wreckage, but unclear if that was contributory or result of accident. Aircraft had been leased by Lukoil and had just dropped off oil workers. Pilot Nicholas Vandakurov killed.
Mi-2 owned by Congo Interior Ministry (referred to in one report as a “police helicopter”) crashed killing Russian citizen, SP Korostel, and Belarusian citizen, MF Cherenkov.Â Earlier reports of 2 Ukrainians being killed were later dismissed
Two people hijacked the helicopter, forced the pilot to fly to a prison at gunpoint, and then hovered as a rope ladder was dropped town for prisoner Alexei Shestakov to escape.Â Prison guards shot at the helicopter in an attempt to force it to land.Â The aircraft was later found abandoned on the edge of… Read more »
Russian Helicopters have denied the report in RIA Novosti earlier this week, in which they reported a new production line under the name Mi-2A would start in the Hebei Province in NE China later this year. Our reporter Nikolai Vanesev even quoted the amount of money being invested in the project. “No smoke without fire”,… Read more »
While the Mi-2 was a Russian design, only the prototypes first flew in that country. All the other 5,500 aircraft were produced by PZL at their plant in Swidnik, Poland, starting in 1966. Production has now ceased there, although some overhauls are still done – including a current batch for the Polish Air Force. It… Read more »
A Mi-2 helicopter crashed in the Stavropol Territory when it supposedly performed farm work. The pilot died, a source at the Emergencies Ministry’s regional centre said. The accident occurred in the village of Yasny at about 23:00 on Friday.
Ukraine’s Minister of Emergency Situations Nestor Shufrych has announced that a Mil Mi-2 helicopter has been allocated to a summer SAR role for the Sea of Azov.Â This 14,500 square mile sea is bordered by Ukraine to the north and Russia to the south and south-east. The helicopter will fly in daylight hours only from… Read more »