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Russian Helicopters working on new Mi-26 upgrade

Russian Helicopters working on new Mi-26 upgrade

[electronic translation] Russian Helicopters prepared a project for the modernization of the Mi-26 helicopter for Russian military aircraft. At present, the Rostvertol plant is already working on the creation of a prototype of the new Mi-26T2V with the subsequent implementation of a complex of flight tests. As the general director of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Andrey… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 23-Oct-17

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russia’s Defence Ministry is looking to purchase new Mi-38 helicopters for their Arctic operations. Russian Deputy Defence Minister, Yuri Borisov visited Kazan Helicopter Enterprise and stated how the Mil Mi-38 will be the perfect middle ground between the Mi-8 and the Mi-26. The Mi-38 has TV7-117V engines with integrated digital flight navigation systems and is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

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Potential Mi26 Purchase for Indonesian Army

Potential Mi26 Purchase for Indonesian Army

A meeting was held between Russia and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence to discuss the acquisition of Mi-26 helicopters for the Indonesian Army. In addition, the matter of defence offsets, the benefits the purchase will provide for local companies and the arrangements of technology transfer, reports IHS Jane.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Russian Helicopters to modernize Mi-26T2

Russian Helicopters to modernize Mi-26T2

-2The main upgrades include advanced handling characteristics, more precise navigation and communication capabilities of the helicopter. The Mi-26T2V will be able to fly to any region including those with complex geographical and unfavorable weather conditions, at any time, on equipped and unequipped routes, on new routes, above featureless terrain, under fire and information counteraction of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters supplies Mi-26TC to China

Russian Helicopters supplies Mi-26TC to China

Russian Helicopters has supplied to China a heavy transport helicopter Mi-26TS. The machine is purchased for Shandong province, where works to save and to enlarge forestry are made. The helicopter will be used for fires control, transportation of equipment and oversized cargo. “Cooperation with Chinese companies has great meaning for the holding, as China is… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Jun-16

Russian Helicopters launches series production of the new heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter

Russian Helicopters launches series production of the new heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has launched series production on the heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter at Rostvertol. The Mi-26T2 is a modernized version of the Mi-26T, equipped with the latest avionics, making it possible to cut the number of crew required and also to operate the helicopter during night-time. “We announce the start of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-May-15

Russian Helicopters concludes Mi-171A2 flying laboratory flight tests

Russian Helicopters concludes Mi-171A2 flying laboratory flight tests

The Mi-171A2 flying laboratory has concluded the second phase of preliminary flight tests. A total of 67 ground runs and 72 flights were carried out at the flight test centre at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters enterprise (part of State Corporation Rostec). During phase one, 43 flights were conducted on the helicopter, which… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

India will have to fast-track the long-pending approvals for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if it does not want a major cost escalation in the two deals currently worth around $2.5 billion. See full story

Source: The Times of India, 16-Feb-15

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Mi-26T heavy-lift helicopter celebrates 30 years

Mi-26T heavy-lift helicopter celebrates 30 years

In January 2015 “Rostvertol”, a member of Rostec’s Russian Helicopters Holding, marks the 30th anniversary of the serial production launch of the world’s largest cargo helicopter, the Mi-26T. The machine is capable of carrying up to 20 tons of cargo, and is still holds the record for total carrying capacity. Mi-26T was based on the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 23-Jan-15

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Russia, China To Develop High Altitude Version Of Mi-26 Helicopter

Russia, China To Develop High Altitude Version Of Mi-26 Helicopter

Russia and China will be developing a high altitude version of M-26 helicopter with a take-off weight of 38 tons that can be used on plateaus under thermal climate conditions, Chinese PLA military online reported citing Russian news sources. See Full Story

Source: Defense World, 23-Jan-15

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Mi-26 helps make new geographical discovery

Mi-26 helps make new geographical discovery

Crews on board Russian military Mi-26 helicopters have discovered a new island in the Arctic Ocean. The island was identified from the air above the Vasilevsky shallows by two Mi-26 helicopters that were carrying equipment from the Yakutian port of Tiksi to the Novosibirskie Islands. This geographical discovery expands the Russian Federation’s territorial waters by… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Nov-14

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Russian Helicopters to build Russia’s largest helicopter gearbox and transmission assembly and testing facility

Russian Helicopters to build Russia’s largest helicopter gearbox and transmission assembly and testing facility

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has launched construction of a new assembly and testing facility at its Reductor-PM plant in Perm. An official ceremony in Perm today was attended by Perm region Governor Viktor Basargin, Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Production Andrey Shibitov, Perm region Prime Minister Gennady Tushnolobov,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Sep-14

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The deliveries of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters will be started in 2015

The deliveries of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters will be started in 2015

The deliveries of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters (including export deliveries) will be started in 2015, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the head of State Deliveries Department of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, Alexey Putintsev. “See Full Story“

Source: Russian Aviation, 08-Aug-14

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04-Jul-14 RF-31351 Mil Mi-26 Khabarovsk, Russia

Caught fire during refuelling and completely burnt out (photo)

04-Jul-14

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Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-26TS to China

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-26TS to China

Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) and China’s Lectern Aviation Supplies, have signed a contract for the Mi-26TS heavy transport helicopter. Under the contract, the helicopter will be delivered in 2015, and will be operated in forestry management in China’s Shandong province. “The Mi-26TS is an unrivalled helicopter, widely used… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Jul-14

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Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria has ordered 42 Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters and six Mi-26T2 cargo helicopters in a nearly $3 billion deal, according to Russian media.  See full story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will play an active role in providing security at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, which run from 7-23 February, and at the 2014 XI Paralympic Winter Games from 7-16 March. Helicopters will be used by the Russian Interior Ministry,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Feb-14

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Russian Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring a strong line-up to the Dubai Airshow 2013 on 17-21 November. The airshow, one of the most important aviation events in the region, is this year taking place at a new location Dubai World Central. The Russian Helicopters display can be found… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Nov-13

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Mi-26T enters service in Kazakhstan for first time

Mi-26T enters service in Kazakhstan for first time

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered the first Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter to Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry – the first time in the history of Kazakh civil aviation that the helicopter will be put into operation. The Mi-26T is a unique helicopter that can give invaluable support to Kazakhstan’s emergency services…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Oct-13

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UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) and” Alfa-Leasing “implemented a deal to refinance the acquisition of four Mi-26T. The project is implemented with the support of “Alfa-Bank”, acting as a financing bank. The Mi-26T, “UTair” operated under commercial contracts with Russian oil and gas companies in Western and Eastern Siberia, and are used to service the… Read more »

Source: UTair, 04-Jun-13

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UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

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… Read more »

Source: UTair, 06-Dec-12

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India chooses CH-47D to replace Mi-26

India chooses CH-47D to replace Mi-26

India reportedly will enter into negotiations with Boeing of the United States for acquisition of 15 CH-47D Chinook helicopters. (see full story)

01-Nov-12

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Emergency Services Ministry lends Mi-26 for a film

Emergency Services Ministry lends Mi-26 for a film

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”… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 05-Jul-12

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Rostvertol to demo Mi-26T2 to the Algerian Armed Forces

Rostvertol to demo Mi-26T2 to the Algerian Armed Forces

Russia’s helicopter manufacturing company Rostvertol will demonstrate its upgraded heavy transport helicopter Mi-26T2 to the Algerian Armed Force on July 5-16 (see full story)

Source: Indrus, 26-Jun-12

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UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

UTair Mi-26T sling-lifts oversize cargo over 2,000km

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…. Read more »

Source: UTair, 22-Jun-12

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UTair suspends Mi-26 operations

UTair suspends Mi-26 operations

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… Read more »

Source: UTair, 23-Dec-11

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20-Dec-11 RA-06121 Mil MI-26 Khanty Mansi, Russia (1F)

Went into uncontrollable spin on final approach.  Hit ground and caught fire.  6POB, 1 fatal – flight engineer Igor Eroshkin

20-Dec-11

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02-Nov-11 Mil Mi-26 Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Emergency landing

02-Nov-11

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Rostvertol delivers two more Mi-26s

Rostvertol delivers two more Mi-26s

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: Rostvertol, 28-Oct-11

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Russian Air Force to double Mi-26 fleet by 2015

Russian Air Force to double Mi-26 fleet by 2015

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11

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Mi-26TZ helicopters refuel armored vehicles for first time

Mi-26TZ helicopters refuel armored vehicles for first time

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)

18-Sep-11

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Obama and Putin recognise Mi-26 pilot

Obama and Putin recognise Mi-26 pilot

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… Read more »

Source: Rostvertol, 31-Aug-11

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22-Jun-11 Mil Mi-26 Rjasan, Russia

Helicopter dropped external load

22-Jun-11

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Operator Vertical-T meets Russian and Afghan business communities

Operator Vertical-T meets Russian and Afghan business communities

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… Read more »

Source: Vertical-T, 11-Feb-11

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Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

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… Read more »

Source: Rosoboronexport, 09-Feb-11

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Rosoboronexport outlines participation at Aero India

Rosoboronexport outlines participation at Aero India

The 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011, which is one of the biggest among such events in Asia, is hosted at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in the suburbs of Bangaluru from 9th to 13th February 2011. The Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosoboronexport, a regular participant in the air… Read more »

Source: Rosoboronexport, 07-Feb-11

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14-Dec-10 Mil Mi-26 Jammu, India

The Mi-26 chopper carrying defence personnel took off from the technical airport at Satwari and crashed within minutes of take off at 0950 hours, defence spokesperson Lt Col Viplov Nath said.

14-Dec-10

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China plans to buy fourth fire-fighting Mil Mi-26TC

China plans to buy fourth fire-fighting Mil Mi-26TC

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: AVE, 24-Nov-10

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China: Mi-26 delivered, considering fire-fighting Ka32 fleet purchase

China: Mi-26 delivered, considering fire-fighting Ka32 fleet purchase

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… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Nov-10

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Third firefighting Mi-26TC delivered to China

Third firefighting Mi-26TC delivered to China

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.

Source: Take-Off, 19-Oct-10

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Serbian based fire-fighting Ka32 and Mi-26 have flown zero missions since April

Serbian based fire-fighting Ka32 and Mi-26 have flown zero missions since April

“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.

07-Sep-10

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Rostvertol to participate in construction of 2014 Winter Olympic facilities in Sochi

Rostvertol to participate in construction of 2014 Winter Olympic facilities in Sochi

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.

05-Sep-10

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Rostvertol to supply a third Mi-26TC to China

Rostvertol to supply a third Mi-26TC to China

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… Read more »

Source: Rostvertol, 13-Apr-10

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Indian Air Force attain target with all four Mi-26s flying together

Indian Air Force attain target with all four Mi-26s flying together

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: Punjab Newsline, 18-Jan-10

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MI-26 Recovers Dutch Chinook Helicopter in Afghanistan

The Netherlands hired an MI-26 Halo helicopter in Afghanistan today to recover a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter.

Source: Defense Aerospace, 16-Oct-09

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14-Jul-09 ER-MCV Mil Mi-26 nr Sangin, Afghanistan (7F)

14-Jul-09 ER-MCV Mil Mi-26 nr Sangin, Afghanistan

14-Jul-09

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Rostvertol to deliver China’s second Mi-26T

Source: Flightglobal, 22-Jun-09

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Mil pitches Mi-26T for Franco-German heavylift deal

Source: Flightglobal, 13-May-09

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Rostverstol expect to fly glass-cockpit Mi-26T2 upgrade 2010

Source: Aviaport, 29-Apr-09

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Mi-26 helicopter lifts Tu134 airliner

Source: YouTube, 24-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Interior of an Mi-26 freighter helicopter

Source: Airliners.net, 21-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ural Avia Trans Mil Mi-26

Source: Mi-Helicopter, 17-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Mi-26 of China Flying Dragon Aviation

Source: Airliners.net, 26-Feb-09

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Rostvertol holds Mi-26 Operator Conference

Source: Boeing, 06-May-08

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