4-Aug-2020 Source: Russian Helicopters
The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over a multifunctional Mi-8AMT helicopter to the customer – Vityaz-Aero Airlines. It will expand the existing model range and will be the first Mi-8AMT helicopter in the airline’s fleet. The helicopter has already arrived at its permanent base, Kamchatka.
The Mi-8AMT will be used for flights over the Pacific Ocean, to the Commander and Kuril Islands, as well as to remote and inaccessible areas of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
“Mi-8AMT helicopters are now in demand among Russian operators: they are distinguished by their reliability, versatility, unpretentiousness in maintenance and affordable prices in comparison with competitors. strong winds and fog. And this is of great importance for the Kamchatka airline “, – said the managing director of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Leonid Belykh .
The Mi-8AMT helicopter was handed over to the operator in a cargo version. The helicopter has been modified for the installation of a side boom with a winch (SLG-300), with a lifting capacity of up to 300 kg, installation of an external cable suspension for the carriage of goods weighing up to 4 tons.
In addition, the helicopter has folding seats for transporting up to 27 people, as well as places for the installation of additional fuel tanks, which allow flying over distances of more than 1000 km.
VITYAZ-AERO Airlines provides tourist and passenger transportation, including delivering skiers in the Heli-skiing discipline to heights of up to 4.5 kilometers. Mi-8 helicopters perform ambulance flights and take part in emergency response. The Vityaz-Aero aircraft fleet includes more than 20 Mi-8 helicopters in various versions. Existing helicopters perform the work using external sling and cargo winches.