20-Oct-2020 Source: Russian Helicopters
The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over 5 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters to the State Transport Leasing Company (STLK). They will be used by several operators in different regions of the country.
Two Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters will replenish the aircraft fleet of the Converse Avia Aviation Company in the Tver Region. Two more cars will go to the PANH airline in the Krasnodar Territory. One of the helicopters in the batch is intended for the AeroGeo airline and will go to Krasnoyarsk.
The transferred Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters are multipurpose, in the cabins there are prepared places for the installation of medical modules, modifications have been made to equip the aircraft with additional fuel tanks, and 22 passenger seats are provided.
“In total, by the end of 2020, Kazan Helicopter Plant will supply GTLK 16 Mi-8MTV-1 and 4 Ansat. I would like to note that the demand for helicopters of the Mi-8/17 family remains high among operators. Thus, the production plan of Kazan Helicopters for loading by helicopters of this series “, – noted the managing director of the Kazan helicopter plant Yuri Pustovgarov .
Under the contract with GTLK, 16 Mi-8MTV-1 and 18 Ansat helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant were delivered in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, the State Transport Leasing Company received 7 Ansat helicopters with medical modules: 4 vehicles were supplied to SKOL Airlines, three were transferred to Russian Helicopter Systems.
The multipurpose helicopters of the Mi-8MTV-1 family have unique flight performance and operational characteristics. They can be used in almost all climates. The design and equipment of the Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter allows it to be operated autonomously on unequipped sites. The helicopter can be equipped with an external sling for the transportation of bulky cargo.