UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

25-Nov-2012 Source: UTair

Staff and helicopters of “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) were evacuated from the airport of Goma (DRC) due to a conflict in the region. Within a few hours after taking off from Goma Mi-8AMT “UTair” and Mi-8 MTV of “Nefteyugansk United Air” (part of “UTair”), the city was seized by armed rebels. Helicopters and crew made a stopover at the headquarters of the UN mission in Goma, where the rest of the staff took “UTair” and passengers moved to the town of Bukavu, located in the safe area.

The quick and coordinated action of airline crew members and representatives of the UN mission evacuation of people and technology in a complex environment successfully.

Helicopters “UTair” work in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the UN peacekeeping mission.

“UTair”   – the world’s largest airline in size and capacity of the helicopter fleet, using a fleet of more than 350 helicopters of various types – mostly family, “Miles” and Eurocopter. Since 1991, “UTair” is a major provider of aviation services to United Nations humanitarian missions in Chad, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sudan, Congo and Afghanistan. Helicopters “UTair” perform in these countries work on medical and emergency evacuation of the wounded and sick, provides search and rescue operations, and provides cargo, passenger and VIP-transport.

Possibilities of the park and professional staff “UTair” provide high quality and safety of air operations of any degree of complexity in all geographical and climatic zones of the world. The company is a member of “UTair”.

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