23-Dec-2011 Source: UTair
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 of inspections.
The airline “UTair” asks its customers to understand the downtime helicopters.
Safety is a top priority of the company, and the implementation of this kind of inspection procedures is a guarantee of flights to the world level of reliability. Unscheduled inspections of helicopters is scheduled for a few days.
Recall that the 12/20/11, at 250 km south of Surgut (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area), the accident with the helicopter Mi-26 Squadron Nefteyugansk, in which one crew member was killed. According to preliminary information, one of the probable causes of the incident is a violation of the integrity of the design helicopter. Circumstances of accident investigating committee of the Interstate Aviation Committee.
The airline “UTair” the world’s largest operator of helicopters and operates a fleet consisting of more than 350 helicopters. The fleet of “UTair” domestic and foreign helicopters, including 26 in the world’s most lifting Mi-26.