The Mi-171A2 helicopter of the Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation set the Russian record “The maximum speed reached by the helicopter at a limited distance of 1.6 km.” As part of the Baikal Mile Festival of Speed, a civilian helicopter under the control of the crew of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) developed a speed of 268 kilometers per hour at a minimum permissible height of 20 meters.
Mi-171A2 set a speed record at the Baikal Mile
The crew of U-UAZ set a record during three test flights. Before this, a series of training flights was conducted to evaluate the behavior of the helicopter, the operation of the measuring equipment and set up photo and video equipment for shooting.
“The Mi-171A2 helicopter embodied the best characteristics of the world-famous Mi-8/17 type machines. The machine has been tested by extreme environmental conditions – these helicopters can be operated at temperatures from -50 to +50 degrees Celsius. The machine once again demonstrated on Baikal their best qualities are speed, controllability, maneuverability and stability. A record set at a short distance and with height restrictions confirmed the high flight technical characteristics of the helicopter, “said the executive director Or State Corporation Rostec Oleg Evtushenko .
The Mi-171A2 helicopter embodied the best characteristics of the world-famous Mi-8/17 type machines. It is equipped with VK-2500PS-03 engines (civilian version of engines mounted on Mi-28 combat helicopters) with a digital control system. The modernized complex of flight-navigation and radio communication equipment has expanded the scope of the helicopter. Mi-171A2 can be effectively used in conditions of highlands, high and low temperatures, high humidity, as well as above the water surface. On-board flight and navigation equipment allows you to successfully operate the helicopter day and night, in simple and difficult weather conditions.
“Helicopter participation in the festival over the ice surface of Lake Baikal is another opportunity to demonstrate the potential of the Mi-171A2. The start on flights to set a record came from the hover mode. The mobile GPS station installed on the helicopter recorded the result,” said U- UAZ Leonid Belykh . “I am confident in our technology and pilot skills. Confirmation of this is a certificate that is presented by representatives of the Russian Book of Records.”
The helicopter was certified in category “A”, providing for the implementation of the most stringent safety requirements for civilian helicopters. Depending on the needs of the operator, the machine can perform search and rescue, medical, transport operations, extinguish fires or carry passengers at any time of the day, at temperatures from -50 to + 50 ° C, in high mountains, deserts, tropical or arctic climates. The helicopter is able to make long non-stop flights. Mi-171A2 is certified in India and Colombia. The Mi-171A2 type helicopter certificate is also planned to be validated in China, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and a number of other countries.
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