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Nigeria to receive 12 Mi-35Ms

Nigeria to receive 12 Mi-35Ms

Nigeria will receive 12 Mi-35M helicopters from Russia by 2018 as part of their plan to modernize their defence forces. As reported by Sputnik, the contract for the delivery of the Mi-35Ms was signed in 2015. Anatoly Punchuk has reported that Nigeria was a promising partner to Russia in the military cooperation field. The new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters to supply parts to Southeast Asian Armed Forces

Russian Helicopters to supply parts to Southeast Asian Armed Forces

At the Army 2016 forum, Russian Helicopters signed supply contracts for aviation inventory for helicopters that are in service for the Indonesian Air Force and the Royal Thai Armed Forces. Also, at the expo, the top managers of Russian Helicopters met with representatives of the Myanmar military agencies. The contract signed with the Indonesian authorities… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 20-Sep-16

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Russian Helicopters assists Mi-8 overhaul in Cuba

Russian Helicopters assists Mi-8 overhaul in Cuba

Russian Helicopters and Cuba’s Tecnoimport signed an agreement on the provision of documentation for the overhaul of Mi-8MT and Mi-8MT-1 helicopters.  The work will be performed by Yuri Gagarin Aircraft Repair Plant in Cuba. “Our contract with Technoimport is the first step for the Cuban side towards an authorization of the repair facility. We believe… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters begin additional certification tests for Mi-38-2

Russian Helicopters begin additional certification tests for Mi-38-2

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is conducting additional certification tests of the Mi-38-2 helicopter to enhance its operational characteristics for further supplies to the Russian Aerospace Forces.  Technical features of the helicopter have already been approved by the Ministry of Defense and by the company’s specialists, and all work on further equipping the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters to unveil Mi-8MTV-5 with advanced features

Russian Helicopters to unveil Mi-8MTV-5 with advanced features

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present the first prototype of the Mi-8MTV-5 helicopter equipped with the GSOS systems, which was built by Kazan Helicopters.  The helicopter is shown at the International Military and Technical Forum Army-2016 in Kubinka, Moscow región, September 6 – 11 2016. Gyro-stabilized opto-electronic systems (GSOS) are designed for… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters to demonstrate new Arctic Mi-8

Russian Helicopters to demonstrate new Arctic Mi-8

Compared with the basic version of the Mi-8AMTSh, the new Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA has a number of design solutions related to its use in northern latitudes. Among its main design features is a unique technology of heating the oil system and transmission units. The system allows for a quick engine launch with autonomous and non-hangar helicopter… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Sep-16

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters approves Iranian service centre

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has conducted a technical examination of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC).  The audit has resulted in a certificate for a temporary authorization of IHSRC as the only Mi- series aircraft and components repair enterprise in Iran. Russian experts carried out technical examination of the Iranian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-16

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters to overhaul four Hungarian Mi-17s

The defence ministry in Hungary signed a contract on 7th July with Russian Helicopters for the overhaul of their four Mi-17 helicopters.  The contract calls for all four to be completed within 24 months, with each airframe being completed within 10 months of arrival. The work will be carried out at Novosibirsk, and the contract… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jul-16

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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

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Bird Aerosystems to demo Airborne Missile Protection System at Farnborough

Bird Aerosystems to demo Airborne Missile Protection System at Farnborough

BIRD Aerosystems would like to invite you to visit our Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS-MV) static demo at Farnborough 2016. During the show, BIRD will be presenting an installation of AMPS-MV on MI-8 Helicopter. The AMPS-MV is the most advanced AMPS configuration, including the MACS confirmation sensor, that enables practical zero False Alarm Rate and… Read more »

Source: Bird Aerosystems, 30-Jun-16

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Serbia receives first pair of Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Serbia receives first pair of Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered two medium military-transport helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia. The rotorcraft was manufactured at Kazan Helicopter Plant. The delivery was carried out under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport. The agreement was signed in September 2015 and was fulfilled on time. In addition… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters wins repair contract for four Myanmar Mi-24P

Parent company Rostec has reported that Russian Helicopters won a contract for the repair of four Mi-24P helicopters for the Myanmar Air Force.  Work on the first one is being completed by  419 Aircraft Repair Plant in St. Petersburg. The remaining three will be worked on in-country under a new partnership agreement between the manufacturer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters features Mi-8MTV1 Simulator at KADEX-2016

Russian Helicopters features Mi-8MTV1 Simulator at KADEX-2016

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a mobile training simulator of the Mi-8MTV1 helicopter, which was developed by the VR-Technologies Design Bureau and premiered at the MAKS 2015 international airshow.  The cutting-edge technology allows pilots to simulate flights in an environment close to reality. The Mi-8MTV1 mobile special training simulator that will… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jun-16

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Russia starts to export Ka52 and Mi-28NE

Russia starts to export Ka52 and Mi-28NE

At the HeliRussia International Helicopter Industry Exhibition 2016, to be held in Moscow from 19 to 21 May, Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will discuss the prospects for expanding export deliveries of whole range of Russian helicopters. Traditionally, Rosoboronexport will present to foreign customers the entire line-up of Russian-made helicopters, but special attention… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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Serial Production of the MI-171A2 Will Begin in 2017

Serial Production of the MI-171A2 Will Begin in 2017

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAZ) being a part of Russian Helicopters Holding, will begin serial production of its newest helicopter, the MI-171A2, in the first quarter of next year. As reported by Leonid Belykh, managing director of the plant, the machine is now undergoing final testing. “Our challenge in the first quarter of 2017 is… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 29-Apr-16

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VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

VNH South leases out two Mi-172s for operations in Indonesia

On 1st March 2016, at Vungtau airport, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) signed two Mi-172 helicopters wet lease contract with Komala Indonesia for passenger, cargo transport and fire fighting in Indonesia. The contract lasts 6 months, starting from 15th April 2016. This is the first time VNH South provides a full package including aircraft,… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 14-Apr-16

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Russian Helicopters delivers four Mi-171Sh to Angola

Russian Helicopters delivers four Mi-171Sh to Angola

“Russian Helicopters has delivered a batch of four Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Angolan Defense Ministry, in the framework of a long partnership,” the company’s press service told RIA Novosti.  see full story

Source: Sputnik, 30-Mar-16

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Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters completes overhaul of 19 Mexican Navy Mi-17s

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has fulfilled its first contract for after-sale maintenance of multirole Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Mexican Navy.  “This is our first contract with the Naval Secretariat of Mexico. It was fulfilled in full and on time,” said Igor Chechikov, Russian Helicopter’s deputy CEO. “Mexico is one of our… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Mar-16

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Russian Helicopters debuts at Defexpo India 2016

Russian Helicopters debuts at Defexpo India 2016

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will take part in Defexpo India 2016, which is held 28 – 31 March, in Quitol, Goa, India.   During one of the most significant exhibitions in South Asia, the holding company will showcase its newest Mi-38 and Ka-226T helicopters.  “We intend to strengthen our positions in the South… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Mar-16

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Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters seeks long-term MRO contract for Indian Mi-17 fleet

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with the Indian Ministry of Defense to provide after-sales service for Mi-17 helicopters. “We have conducted negotiations with our Indian partners and we plan to sign a contract that will lay the foundation for collaboration between Russian Helicopters and India… Read more »

Source: Russian Hc, 29-Mar-16

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Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story

Source: UKRAINE TODAY, 25-Feb-16

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Russian Helicopters sells to four customers in China

Russian Helicopters sells to four customers in China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a number of contracts to supply seven Ka-32A11BC and two Mi-171 helicopters to China. The Fire Department of the Department of Public Safety, Qingdao, China, will receive two Ka-31A11BC helicopters in firefighting version in 2016. Four more multirole Ka-32A11BCs will be supplied to Chinese company Jiangsu Baoli… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Feb-16

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Russian-Vietnamese JV Helitecho looks at Mi-8 repair options

Russian-Vietnamese JV Helitecho looks at Mi-8 repair options

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, continues to develop cooperation with Vietnam in the field of helicopter maintenance and repairs. The company is reviewing options to conduct the Mi-8/17 military helicopters repairs at the joint Russo-Vietnamese venture HELITECHO. Plans to develop an after-sales system for Russian-made military helicopters in Vietnam were addressed during the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Feb-16

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Russian Helicopters details Singapore display

Russian Helicopters details Singapore display

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will take part in the Singapore Airshow 2016 at the Changi Exhibition Center from 16 to 21 February 2016.  The holding company will be showing its Mi-171A2 helicopter for the first time in Singapore.  The display of the newest helicopters will boost presence of Russian Helicopters in the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Feb-16

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Uganda receives new VIP Mi-171E

Uganda receives new VIP Mi-171E

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… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-16

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Delivery of 151 Mil Mi-17V-5s to India now completed

Delivery of 151 Mil Mi-17V-5s to India now completed

Rostec has transferred to India a final batch of three helicopters as part of a contract to supply 151 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters through Rosoboronexport. In the near future, the Indian Air Force plans to order an additional 48 Mi-17V-5 helicopters for flights in various conditions, as well as in both deserts and mountains. “India… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 08-Feb-16

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Russian Helicopters completes Peru MI-171Sh fleet delivery

Russian Helicopters completes Peru MI-171Sh fleet delivery

The Russian Helicopters business group concluded delivery gyros Peru 24 military transport Mi-171Sh, hired in 2013, RIA Novosti informed an official representative of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO). See Full story

Source: Sputnik, 27-Jan-16

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Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government plans to purchase two more helicopters for the police by June this year to enhance its surveillance capability. See Full Story

Source: Capital News, 25-Jan-16

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Mi-38 certified by Russian Federal Air Transportation Agency

Mi-38 certified by Russian Federal Air Transportation Agency

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has received type certification for the medium multirole Mi-38 transport helicopter designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters company. The certification confirms that the helicopter’s standard design complies with Russian and international aviation requirements. In 2016 the Mi-38 will enter serial production and launch on the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Jan-16

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Bangladesh receives five MI-171Sh helicopters

Bangladesh receives five MI-171Sh helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) delivered a batch of five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh’s Ministry of Defence. In addition to regular cargo transportation operations and border security provision, the new Mi-171Sh will be used in UN humanitarian missions and in regions facing complex crime problems. Bangladesh received the Mi-171Sh helicopters under… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Dec-15

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Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is preparing to provide after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt. The repair base in Heluane (Egypt) will be retooled in order to provide technical support for repairs to Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Force. Under an agreement reached, Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Dec-15

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India relents – four Mi-25 to be exported to Afghanistan

India relents – four Mi-25 to be exported to Afghanistan

The decks have been cleared for India to deliver four MI 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan this month, signaling a decisive shift in New Delhi’s approach on supplying lethal offensive systems to Kabul. See Full Story

Source: The Economic Times, 09-Dec-15

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Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

Punjab Government VVIP choice is between Mi-17 and Bell 412

The Punjab government has decided to purchase two new aircraft for VVIP movement, The Express Tribune has learnt. See full story

Source: Tribune, 26-Nov-15

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Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russian Helicopters, which is part of State Corporation Rostec), hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defence Ministry’s Arctic groupings. The first Arctic helicopter was developed specially for operation in the country’s north in temperatures lower than -40°С. With auxiliary fuel tanks, the helicopter has… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Nov-15

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Second Mi-171A2 prototype now flying

Second Mi-171A2 prototype now flying

Russian Helicopters, part of state corporation Rostec, has started flight testing of a second prototype of the medium multirole Mi-171A2 at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The new Mi-171A2 prototype includes all the unique features typical of this type of helicopter, making it competitive with its global peers. Pre-flight and certification testing are also currently underway…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Nov-15

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Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Iran to upgrade Mi-17 Service Center

Two contracts have been reached to “in compliance with the memorandum signed in October 2015 with the PANHA factory on its retrofitting,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates.See full story.

Source: Sputnik News, 12-Nov-15

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Russian Helicopters takes three aircraft to Dubai Airshow

Russian Helicopters takes three aircraft to Dubai Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate the latest medium multirole Mi-171A2 alongside the light multirole Ansat in VIP configuration and the firefighting version of the Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Airshow on 8-12 November. The Mi-171A2 combines the finest qualities of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest aircraft manufacturing technologies. Key upgrades include a… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Nov-15

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Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

Russian Helicopters complete repair of 19 Mi-17s for Mexican Air Force

[electronic translation] The Aircraft Repair Plant in Novosibirsk (NARP for its acronym in English), which is part of Russian Helicopters and Rostec Corporation, has completed the repair of 19 military helicopters transport Mi-17 belonging to the Air Force of Mexico. The agreement between countries to enter to repair helicopters, took place on October 8 this… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-15

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Rosneft signs for two Mi-171s and two Mi-8AMTs

Rosneft signs for two Mi-171s and two Mi-8AMTs

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has signed an agreement with RN-Aerokraft to deliver two Mi-171 and two Mi-8AMT helicopters for use by oil company Rosneft. The helicopters will be used in Rosneft’s operations to develop and service offshore and onshore projects. “Strategic cooperation between Rostec and Rosneft in important spheres such as developing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Oct-15

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21-Oct-15 Z-3349 Mil Mi-17V5 Mumbai, India

EMergency landing in Bandra-Kurla Complex, just two miles south of Mumbai International Airport.  [Must have been quite a serious emergency to not head for the airport?]

21-Oct-15

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MI-38 series production planned for 2016-2017

MI-38 series production planned for 2016-2017

[electronic translation] Director General of the Kazan Helicopter Plant, deputy general director of the holding”Russian Helicopters” Vadim Ligay shared with the magazine “Expert” secrets of success of the Kazan helicopter manufacturers.  – Vadim, as the Kazan Helicopter Plant is experiencing economic situation in the country and in the world? – In recent years, we have made a serious leap. Three… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-Oct-15

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Serbia orders two Mi-171s

Serbia orders two Mi-171s

Earlier in September, the deputy CEO for sales for the Russian Helicopters company, Grigory Kozlov, said Belgrade intended to purchase two Mil Mi-17 helicopters from Russia. See Full Story

Source: Sputnik, 25-Sep-15

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15-Sep-15 Mil Mi-8 Ramit, Tajikistan

Tail rotor damaged in emergency landing after reportedly being hit by an armed group led by former deputy defence minister Abdukhalim Nazarzoda

15-Sep-15

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First production Mi-38 fuselage completed

First production Mi-38 fuselage completed

[electronic translation] On the Kazan Helicopter Plant, part of the holding company “Russian Helicopters” Rostec state corporation, made the fuselage of the first production of the Mi-38. Currently, the Mi-38 is in the final stages of factory testing. Achieved 112 of the 180 scheduled flights. By the end of 2015 it is planned to complete… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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Russian Helicopters to deliver two Mi-171s in China

Russian Helicopters to deliver two Mi-171s in China

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has signed a contract with China General Aviation Service Co. Ltd. The two Mi-171 helicopters will be delivered in 2016. Mi-171 helicopters are operated successfully across China, in particular in places with challenging topographies and harsh climates. They are used in a variety of cargo transport operations –… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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Russia to fulfil contract for Mi-17V5 delivery to India by year-end

Russia to fulfil contract for Mi-17V5 delivery to India by year-end

By the end of 2015 Russian Helicopters will deliver another three military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to India to complete the contract. From 2012-2015, under an existing contract, Russia supplied India with 148 Mi-17V5 helicopters out of a total of 151 due to be delivered by the end of the year. Russian Helicopters, (part of State… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Sep-15

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Pakistan signs for four Mi-35 Hind gunships

Pakistan signs for four Mi-35 Hind gunships

Islamabad and Moscow signed an agreement for the purchase of four MI-35 Hind gunships. See Full Story

Source: The Diplomat, 27-Aug-15

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Bangladesh orders seven Mi-171s

Bangladesh orders seven Mi-171s

Russia will supply six Mil Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters and one Mi-171E rotocraft to Bangladesh under a contract signed in April this year, Russian state arms seller Rosoboron export First Deputy CEO Ivan Goncharenko said on Monday. See Full Story

Source: rbth, 25-Aug-15

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Indian MROs not ready for the wave of Russian helicopters

Indian MROs not ready for the wave of Russian helicopters

Asia-Pacific has long been appraised as the leader of the growing aviation industry and India is one of the brightest stars in region. It is without a doubt that the country loves helicopters as the Indian rotorcraft fleet is one of the largest in the world with more than 2000 machines utilized in the military… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 19-Aug-15

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Three more Mi-171Sh helicopters delivered to Peruvian military

Three more Mi-171Sh helicopters delivered to Peruvian military

The holding company Russian Helicopters has delivered another batch of three military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Defense Ministry of Peru. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. After their delivery to Peru, the new helicopters took part in an annual military parade. The delivery of the three helicopters continued the supply that began last year…. Read more »

Source: Rostec, 10-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Zabul province, Afghanistan (17F)

Crashed in unknown circumstances.  Helicopter was flying between Zabul’s capital of Qalat and the town of Shinkay, 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Accident killed all on board –  12 soldiers and five crew members. The Taliban claimed they had shot down the aircraft

06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Lassan Nawab, Pakistan (12F)

The helicopter, involved in medical evacuation work after recent floods, was en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab. Local media reported that weather was a contributory factor, and noted that there was a post-crash fire. The deceased were named as Major Humayun (Pilot), Major Muzammil (Pilot), Major Shahzad (Doctor), Major… Read more »

06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 EP-662 Mil Mi-17 Piura, Peru (1F)

Student Dioselinda Zapata Feijó was walking near the helicopter shortly after it landed was struck fatally by the tail rotor, after reportedly ignoring the security cordon. Municipal official Kathia Izquierdo said the woman’s brother reported she was trying to deliver a letter to the Cabinet chief asking that a relative be freed from prison.

06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15 Mil Mi-17 Khot, Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force helicopter, engaged in relief and rescue efforts, crashed in the Khot area of upper Chitral, injuring several people. Media reports say the blades hit a tree, un-stablilising the helicopter on take=off, and it subsequently hit a house and crashed.

06-Aug-15

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02-Aug-15 RF-95316 Mil Mi-28N Dubrovichi, Russia (1F)

During a display of the “Golden Eagles” display team, one of the helicopters started to spin on its axis and gradually descend until it hit the ground hard, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot.  Post crash fire Full video of the accident here and here (second one shows co-pilot emerging from the helicopter)

02-Aug-15

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28-Jul-15 Mil Mi-17 Hradisko, Slovakia (1F)

The helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise and the helicopter burnt out in the post-crash fire.  One fatal, two seriously injured

28-Jul-15

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27-Jul-15 RDPL-34062 Mil Mi-17 Longcheng, Laos (23F)

Weather played a significant part in this accident, and helicopter wreckage was found on the slopes of a mountain.  Helicopter had made three attempts to take off from the capital Vientiane due to the weather.

27-Jul-15

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India plans purchase of 48 Mil Mi-8MTV-5

India plans purchase of 48 Mil Mi-8MTV-5

India plans to buy 48 military helicopters from Russia, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion dollars. See full story

Source: Morningstar, 24-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters to deliver Mi-8MTV-5 to Belarus

Russian Helicopters to deliver Mi-8MTV-5 to Belarus

During the international military technology forum Army-2015 on 16 June 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defence Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017. “The Republic of Belarus is an important partner for Russia in military technical cooperation,”… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 15-Jul-15

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14-Jul-15 Mil MI-172 Gohpur, India

Pawan Hans helicopter with 19 passengers and three crew members on board made emergency landing after sudden change in weather

14-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters showcased Ka52K and Mi-8AMTSh-VA at IMDS-2015

Russian Helicopters showcased Ka52K and Mi-8AMTSh-VA at IMDS-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest developments for maritime use during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015. “We are actively working to expand operational uses of our commercial and military helicopters on land and sea,”… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Jul-15

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10-Jul-15 Mil Mi-171 Apatrampa, Ghana

Flight with Ghana’s President John Mahama and First lady Lordina Maham on board.  Landed due to severe weather.  No mention in local press as to whether pilot obtained a forecast before take-off

10-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters showcases renewed production of amphibious Mi-14PS

Russian Helicopters showcases renewed production of amphibious Mi-14PS

During the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) showcasing potential plans for the renewed production of the unique amphibious Mi-14 helicopter. This multirole helicopter can land and taxi on water, and also take-off from… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jul-15

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KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a multi-channel laser guidance system for the Ka-52, Mi-8MNP, and Mi-28N helicopters. The new development will guide high-precision missiles and will allow helicopters to use various types of missiles. The laser guidance system is designed to control and guide missiles to a target through either automatic or manual honing. The system uses… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 30-Jun-15

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Mi-38 to be at MAKS-2015 with certification target December

Mi-38 to be at MAKS-2015 with certification target December

[electronic translation] At MAKS-2015, which will be held in August in Zhukovsky near Moscow, will present a new multi-purpose helicopter Mi-38. Continuous assembly of the first models of the Mi-38 had already begun at the Kazan Helicopter Plant holding “Russian Helicopters” , Tass reported. “Under the state contract, the type certificate must be received in… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 09-Jun-15

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Russian Helicopters military aircraft participate in Red Square victory parade

Russian Helicopters military aircraft participate in Red Square victory parade

Mi-26, Mi-28N Night Hunter, Mi-35M, Ka-52 Alligator and Mi-8/17 military helicopters built by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) took part in the flight programmes of today’s parade ceremonies on Moscow’s Red Square and in towns and cities across Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Russian Great Patriotic War… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-May-15

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02-May-15 Mil Mi-17 Kohat, Pakistan

Damaged after hitting container (some reports say “hit barrier”) during landing phase.  2 POB injured, not seriously

02-May-15

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25-Apr-15 Mil Mi-35 Sriganganagar, India

on Army training exercise.  3 POB evacuated safely

25-Apr-15

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19-Apr-15 Mil Mi-24 Illizi, Algeria (2F)

Further Details not reported

19-Apr-15

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Mi-38 certification targetted for October 2015

Mi-38 certification targetted for October 2015

Sources in Russia are saying that certification of Mi-38 helicopter should be completed in October 2015.  The unnamed source gave Interfax this information last week, adding that the Kazan factory has already started on the first production batch. Two prototypes (OP-3 and OP-4) are involved in the certification work, of this new helicopter powered by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-15

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26-Mar-15 Mil Mi-8 Phu Quy Island, Vietnam

Crashed on final approach due to gusty conditions.  Rolled over onto its side. Three of 8 POB taken to hospital were named as  Tran Van Thong, 36; Nguyen Xuan Toan, 53; and Dong Van Vu, 34

26-Mar-15

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24-Mar-15 Mil Mi-2 Yelizovo, Russia (2F)

Two deaths reported – helicopter on a post maintenance test flight after engine was replaced.  Registration variously quoted as RF-01186 or RF-01168

24-Mar-15

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24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

1 killed and 2 injured when helicopter came down close to Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) . Video from crash scene here

24-Mar-15

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22-Mar-15 2393 Mil Mi-14PL Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria (1F)

Pilot carried out an “emergency landing due to technical failure”. Four occupants were captured by opposition fighters, one crew member was shot by his captors and the fait of a sixth crew member is unknown.  Registration confirmed from this YouTube video

22-Mar-15

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