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Mi-8 Made Its First Flight 60 Years Ago

Mi-8 Made Its First Flight 60 Years Ago

25-Jun-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

60 years ago, on June 24, 1961, Mi-8 took off for the first time, ultimately becoming the most widely used twin-engine helicopter in aviation history. It is called the “helicopter with hundred professions” that can be seen all over the world: over 13,000 have been delivered to more than 80 countries. The development of Mi-8... Read more

29-Jan-21 CU-H1457 Mil Mi-8 Mesura, Cuba (5F)

29-Jan-21 CU-H1457 Mil Mi-8 Mesura, Cuba (5F)

29-Jan-2021

Helicopter was one of three making the same route within minutes of each other.  This helicopter impacted terrain and all 5POB received fatal injuries – named here as Pilot: Ernesto Ivan Verdecia Diaz Copilot: Luis Miguel González Santana Flight Engineer: Nivaldo García Herrera Bodyguard: Yoani Alarcón Ramirez Bodyguard: Osneiviz Pedro Martinez Reyes  ... Read more

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

24-Nov-2020

Airport ramp floodlight mast fell onto boom, possibly caused by main blades striking it first.  Video shows tail rotor separating from boom prior to the mast falling 3POB not injured... Read more

Georgia Border Police restore weekly Mi-8 flights to Tusheti

Georgia Border Police restore weekly Mi-8 flights to Tusheti

23-Nov-2020Source: Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Border Police helicopter of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has restored weekly flights from Alvani to Tusheti. Border Police aviation has already transported first passengers to the village of Omalo with the restored flight. Due to the road closure, the rest of the population in Tusheti was brought to the lower lands. The Border... Read more

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

29-Oct-2020Source: Russian Helicopters

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) as part of Russian Helicopters holding company (State Corporation Rostec) launches Mi-8/171 type helicopter test operation program, which is aimed at the assessing of all the advantages of helicopters real operation in conjunction with all available corporate support tools and implemented aftersales services of Russian Helicopters holding company. The pilot project... Read more

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

20-Aug-20 RA-????? Mil Mi-8 Khakassia, Russia

20-Aug-2020

Heavy landing, damaging the landing gear.  No injuries to 17 POB Helicopter was en route from Tashtagol to Kemerovo... Read more

Volga-Dnepr delivers two Mi-8s for fire-fighting in Malaysia

Volga-Dnepr delivers two Mi-8s for fire-fighting in Malaysia

29-Jul-2020Source: Volga-Dnepr

To combat seasonal fires, Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered two helicopters from Almaty (Kazakhstan) to Kuala Lumpur for PT Komala Indonesia. Both vehicles will actively participate in the fight against seasonal fires in Malaysia. Two Mi-8 helicopters, the total weight of which amounted to more than 20 tons, were transported along with spare parts, tools and accessories... Read more

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

30-Aug-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and UTair-Engineering signed a cooperation agreement to develop modified versions of Mi-8/17 helicopters and maintain airworthiness. The agreement gives UTair-Engineering an opportunity to independently carry out all the work related to upgrading helicopters... Read more

09-Feb-19 ET2015 Mil Mi-17V-5 Abyei, South Sudan (3F)

09-Feb-19 ET2015 Mil Mi-17V-5 Abyei, South Sudan (3F)

9-Feb-2019

Ethiopian Air Force Mi-17V-5 being operated for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) crashed inside the UNISFA compound.  The aircraft was on routine operation carrying Ethiopian troops on rotation from Kadugli to Abyei, and it could be assumed it was intending to land in that compound when it experienced some sort of difficulty... Read more

Ukrainian Air Forces Returns Rare Mi-8 into Service

Ukrainian Air Forces Returns Rare Mi-8 into Service

8-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Ukrainian Air Force has recently sent two overhauled Mi-8 helicopters into service. The helicopters are rare as they are electronic warfare versions of the Soviet-era Mi-8. They were overhauled at the SE”Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

Russian Helicopters to certify a service center in Egypt in 2019

7-Dec-2018Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan (Egypt). The Holding Company is to certify the MRO center in Egypt in 2019. During the first stage, the... Read more

Ukraine Tests New Helicopter Missile Oskol

Ukraine Tests New Helicopter Missile Oskol

23-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Tests for the Oskol unguided 80mm aircraft missiles were held recently at the Ukrainian Armed Forces firing ground in Chernihiv. The missiles were fired from a Mi-8 helicopter, reports Ukrinform.  A rough amount of thirty missiles were shot on the day.  ... Read more

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

8-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Russia’s Defence Ministry is looking to purchase new Mi-38 helicopters for their Arctic operations. Russian Deputy Defence Minister, Yuri Borisov visited Kazan Helicopter Enterprise and stated how the Mil Mi-38 will be the perfect middle ground between the Mi-8 and the Mi-26. The Mi-38 has TV7-117V engines with integrated digital flight navigation systems and is... Read more

27-May-17 Mil Mi-8 Maritime Territory, Russia

27-May-17 Mil Mi-8 Maritime Territory, Russia

27-May-2017

One of 7 POB injured in a rough landing of a Mil Mi-8 helicopter in the Far East’s Maritime Territory... Read more

UTair selects Skytrac fleet monitoring for 46 Mi-8s

UTair selects Skytrac fleet monitoring for 46 Mi-8s

10-May-2017Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC Systems, in partnership with Eastern European distributor Depicon, expands automated flight tracking services to UTair-Helicopter Services’ fleet of 46 Mil-8 Helicopters. SKYTRAC supports the company’s international peace-keeping missions with contractually-compliant high precision flight tracking, real-time automated event notifications, and air-to-ground voice and text messaging. The UTair-Helicopter Services package includes SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A satellite air asset... Read more

Russian Helicopters assists Mi-8 overhaul in Cuba

Russian Helicopters assists Mi-8 overhaul in Cuba

16-Sep-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters and Cuba’s Tecnoimport signed an agreement on the provision of documentation for the overhaul of Mi-8MT and Mi-8MT-1 helicopters.  The work will be performed by Yuri Gagarin Aircraft Repair Plant in Cuba. “Our contract with Technoimport is the first step for the Cuban side towards an authorization of the repair facility. We believe... Read more

Russian Helicopters to unveil Mi-8MTV-5 with advanced features

Russian Helicopters to unveil Mi-8MTV-5 with advanced features

8-Sep-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present the first prototype of the Mi-8MTV-5 helicopter equipped with the GSOS systems, which was built by Kazan Helicopters.  The helicopter is shown at the International Military and Technical Forum Army-2016 in Kubinka, Moscow región, September 6 – 11 2016. Gyro-stabilized opto-electronic systems (GSOS) are designed for... Read more

Russian Helicopters to demonstrate new Arctic Mi-8

Russian Helicopters to demonstrate new Arctic Mi-8

7-Sep-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Compared with the basic version of the Mi-8AMTSh, the new Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA has a number of design solutions related to its use in northern latitudes. Among its main design features is a unique technology of heating the oil system and transmission units. The system allows for a quick engine launch with autonomous and non-hangar helicopter... Read more

Bird Aerosystems to demo Airborne Missile Protection System at Farnborough

Bird Aerosystems to demo Airborne Missile Protection System at Farnborough

30-Jun-2016Source: Bird Aerosystems

BIRD Aerosystems would like to invite you to visit our Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS-MV) static demo at Farnborough 2016. During the show, BIRD will be presenting an installation of AMPS-MV on MI-8 Helicopter. The AMPS-MV is the most advanced AMPS configuration, including the MACS confirmation sensor, that enables practical zero False Alarm Rate and... Read more

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

26-May-2016Source: Rostec

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the... Read more

Serial Production of the MI-171A2 Will Begin in 2017

Serial Production of the MI-171A2 Will Begin in 2017

29-Apr-2016Source: Rostec

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAZ) being a part of Russian Helicopters Holding, will begin serial production of its newest helicopter, the MI-171A2, in the first quarter of next year. As reported by Leonid Belykh, managing director of the plant, the machine is now undergoing final testing. “Our challenge in the first quarter of 2017 is... Read more

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

Hungary decides against buying 30 Russian helicopters

25-Feb-2016Source: UKRAINE TODAY

The Hungarian side has changed its mind and will not buy 30 Mi-8/Mi-17 multi-mission helicopters from Russia, according to a source close to the talks. See Full Story... Read more

Hungary interested in 30 helicopters to replace Mi-8 fleet

Hungary interested in 30 helicopters to replace Mi-8 fleet

27-Jan-2016Source: Sputnik

According to Russia’s Arms Trade Analysis Centre, Hungary is interested in purchasing 30 Russian helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

Russian Helicopters helps re-equip overhaul base in Egypt

9-Dec-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is preparing to provide after-sales service and maintenance for Russian-made helicopters operated in Egypt. The repair base in Heluane (Egypt) will be retooled in order to provide technical support for repairs to Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V helicopters operated by the Egyptian Air Force. Under an agreement reached, Russian Helicopters... Read more

15-Sep-15 Mil Mi-8 Ramit, Tajikistan

15-Sep-15 Mil Mi-8 Ramit, Tajikistan

15-Sep-2015

Tail rotor damaged in emergency landing after reportedly being hit by an armed group led by former deputy defence minister Abdukhalim Nazarzoda... Read more

Indian MROs not ready for the wave of Russian helicopters

Indian MROs not ready for the wave of Russian helicopters

19-Aug-2015Source: Helisota

Asia-Pacific has long been appraised as the leader of the growing aviation industry and India is one of the brightest stars in region. It is without a doubt that the country loves helicopters as the Indian rotorcraft fleet is one of the largest in the world with more than 2000 machines utilized in the military... Read more

14-Jul-15 Mil MI-172 Gohpur, India

14-Jul-15 Mil MI-172 Gohpur, India

14-Jul-2015

Pawan Hans helicopter with 19 passengers and three crew members on board made emergency landing after sudden change in weather... Read more

KRET equips helicopters with Mi-8AMTSh-VA strapdown inertial navigation system

KRET equips helicopters with Mi-8AMTSh-VA strapdown inertial navigation system

4-May-2015Source: KERT

ET has begun equipping helicopters with the Mi-8AMTSh-VA strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS). This is the first application of SINS on a domestic helicopter and will allow aircraft to navigate and perform tasks in the extreme conditions of the Far North. This year there are plans to deliver 120 systems for all types of aircraft,... Read more

SkyTrac to Supply Ukrainian Helicopters with UN-approved Tracking Solution

SkyTrac to Supply Ukrainian Helicopters with UN-approved Tracking Solution

21-Apr-2015Source: SkyTrac

SkyTrac’s UN certified ISAT-200A transceivers have been selected by Ukrainian Helicopters for use on their Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters. This hardware installation will make Ukrainian Helicopters the first organization to fly missions in full compliance with the new UN Aviation Global Satellite Tracking Solution (UNAGSTS) protocol for flight tracking, event logging, data transfer, and data formatting. SkyTrac’s... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

18-Mar-2015Source: UUAP

In 2014, the training center received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia, confirming that all requirements for continuing professional education had been met. In 2015, this approval was extended for another two years. Now, according to a long-term contract for the training of pilots and technical staff, specialists and flight crews of the... Read more

13-Mar-15 12551 Mil Mi-17 Belgrade, Serbia (7F)

13-Mar-15 12551 Mil Mi-17 Belgrade, Serbia (7F)

13-Mar-2015

EMS flight in poor weather conditions, crashed killing two medical staff, four crew and the baby patient, only a few days old.  A later report indicated “The post mortem showed there were 0.68 milligrams per milliliter of alcohol in Mehic’s blood, and 1.30 mg/ml in his urine.”... Read more

24-Feb-15 Mil Mi-171 Gudauri, Georgia

24-Feb-15 Mil Mi-171 Gudauri, Georgia

24-Feb-2015

Damaged in hard landing at mountain resort.  No injuries to pilot or four passengers.  Helicopter was either 4L-TBS (103M12) or 4L-TLS (95588)... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

11-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on... Read more

26-Jan-15 Mil Mi-8 South Kordofan, Sudan

26-Jan-15 Mil Mi-8 South Kordofan, Sudan

26-Jan-2015

Helicopter came under fire from members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North and were forced to make an emergency landing in a remote area of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.... Read more

26-Jan-15 RA-22781 Mil Mi-8 Valyek, Russia

26-Jan-15 RA-22781 Mil Mi-8 Valyek, Russia

26-Jan-2015

Bird strike after landing, but caused damage to blades while they were still turning... Read more

Russian military builds futuristic helipad on Moscow embankment (PHOTOS)

Russian military builds futuristic helipad on Moscow embankment (PHOTOS)

15-Dec-2014Source: RT

Top brass in Russia will now be swift and mobile not only at drills, but also while navigating through Moscow. Their new berthing and helipad facility on the Moscow River will provide jamless access to the newly-built national defense HQ by air and water. See Full Story... Read more

07-Dec-14 RA-06138 Mil Mi-8T Varandy, Russia (2F)

07-Dec-14 RA-06138 Mil Mi-8T Varandy, Russia (2F)

7-Dec-2014

Heavy landing after reported engine failure.  Impact killed two of the six on board, named here as Vladimir Novikov and Flarit Galyavutdinov... Read more

Banker’s Widow Sues StormHarbour Over Andes Helicopter Crash

Banker’s Widow Sues StormHarbour Over Andes Helicopter Crash

5-Dec-2014Source: Bloomberg

The widow of an investment banker sued his employer StormHarbour Securities LLP for allowing him to board a helicopter that crashed into a Peruvian mountainside in 2012, killing 14 on board.  See Full Story... Read more

Russian Pilot captured by Taliban freed after 18 months

Russian Pilot captured by Taliban freed after 18 months

6-Nov-2014Source: RIA Novosti

Russian Mi-8 pilot Pavel Petrenko, who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan in April, 2013 and freed last week arrived in Moscow Monday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.  See Full Story... Read more

10-Oct-14 Mil Mi-8 Tuva, Russia (14F)

10-Oct-14 Mil Mi-8 Tuva, Russia (14F)

10-Oct-2014

Helicopter crashed into a mountainside amid low cloud and falling snow and caught fire when it hit the ground   There were 11 passengers and 3 crew members on board .  Wreckage not found until 07-Aug-15 and reported 08-Aug-15... Read more

04-Sep-14 RA-24255 Mil Mi-8 Gelendzhik, Russia (2F)

04-Sep-14 RA-24255 Mil Mi-8 Gelendzhik, Russia (2F)

4-Sep-2014

Crashed near Gelendzhik airport and caught fire. Full video of accident here.  From a steady hover the helicopter lost height and hit the ground heavily and bounced.  The impact caused the tail boom to shear off and thus the helicopter became dynamically unstable, it immediately crashed onto its belly and caught fire.  It burned out... Read more

27-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Tikrit, Iraq

27-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Tikrit, Iraq

27-Aug-2014

A helicopter from the Iraqi Air Force was allegedly shot down north of Tikrit by ISIS insurgents... Read more

26-Aug-14 RA-22430 Mil Mi-8AMT Bentiu, South Sudan (3F)

26-Aug-14 RA-22430 Mil Mi-8AMT Bentiu, South Sudan (3F)

26-Aug-2014

During operations for the UN, the helicopter was shot down over the area of Bentiu in Southern Sudan. Three crew members died, a fourth was seriously injured.... Read more

19-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Donetsk, Ukraine

19-Aug-14 Mil Mi-8 Donetsk, Ukraine

19-Aug-2014

Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed and crew member were severely injured. Later they were evacuated to hospital. The very same pilots flew on Mil Mi-8MT, 62 YELLOW which was shot down the day before (see HeliHub.com page for that accident). That time they were into luck to... Read more

18-Aug-14 62 Yellow Mil Mi-8MT Donetsk, Ukraine

18-Aug-14 62 Yellow Mil Mi-8MT Donetsk, Ukraine

18-Aug-2014

Mil Mi-8MT helicopter of 16 Army Aviation Brigade was shot down by Donetsh People Republic fighters. Helicopter crashed but crew managed to leave the downed machine and return to air base. The next day the same crew flying on another helicopter would be shot down again. (see HeliHub.com page for that accident).... Read more

First Arctic Helicopter Tests to Be Carried Out in Winter

First Arctic Helicopter Tests to Be Carried Out in Winter

7-Aug-2014Source: RIA Novosti

The first test run of the MI-8AMTSh Arctic helicopter will be carried out in winter, with a test version currently under construction at the aircraft factory in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, the head of the government supplies department at Russian Helicopters, Aleksey Putintsev, told RIA Novosti Monday. “See Full Story“... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant produces milestone 850th Mi-171-series helicopter

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant produces milestone 850th Mi-171-series helicopter

7-Aug-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is pleased to announce that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) has produced its 850th Mi-171-series helicopter. The landmark aircraft was a Mi-171A1 built for Brazilian commercial operator Atlas Taxi Aereo. The Mi-171A1 is one of the latest commercial models of the world-famous Mi-8/17 series. UUAP... Read more

18-Jul-14 Mil Mi-8MTV Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

18-Jul-14 Mil Mi-8MTV Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

18-Jul-2014

Crashed into snowy mountains of Issyk-Kul region during evacuation of a mountain climber, who broke his leg.  The crew and the climber were not injured.  Photo here... Read more

18-Jul-14 RA-70902 Mil Mi-8MTV Kujus, Russia

18-Jul-14 RA-70902 Mil Mi-8MTV Kujus, Russia

18-Jul-2014

Emergency landing, no damage, no injuries... Read more

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

Mi-8/17s demonstrate unique capabilities in operation in Russia’s Far North

15-Jul-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian-built Mi-8/17 helicopters received plaudits from experts during a round table on local and regional aviation in the Russian Far North in early July. The event was attended by the head of the Nenets Autonomous Region, Igor Koshin, as well as national aviation experts and representatives of equipment producers, operators and clients for aviation equipment.... Read more

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

Mexico upgrading 21 Mi-8 and Mi-17s

14-Jul-2014Source: Helihub.com

The Russian website Lenta.RU is reporting that Mexico is gradually shipping the older examples of Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters to Russian Helicopters for unspecified upgrades.  It is assumed that the 19 Mi-17s come from the batches delivered in 1996 and 1998, when they took a total of 24 examples.  Around the same time Mexico acquired... Read more

10-Jul-14 MAP-7712 Mil Mi-17V-5 Strumica, Macedonia (4F)

10-Jul-14 MAP-7712 Mil Mi-17V-5 Strumica, Macedonia (4F)

10-Jul-2014

Police helicopter on night mission hit 140m high antenna, and crashed to the ground killing all four on board.  Cabin burnt out in post-crash fire... Read more

07-Jul-14 Mil Mi-171 Hanoi, Vietnam (18F)

07-Jul-14 Mil Mi-171 Hanoi, Vietnam (18F)

7-Jul-2014

Military helicotpter on parachute training flight came down killing 16 and injuring a further 5.  2 of the 5 succumbed to their injuries in hospital within 48 hours, taking the toll up to 18... Read more

Pakistan Army completes first in-house Mi-8 overhaul

Pakistan Army completes first in-house Mi-8 overhaul

1-Jul-2014Source: Pakistan Army

Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif visited the newly set up premier helicopter overhauling facility at Aviation Base Workshop on 25th June and witnessed the first batch of overhauled helicopters. Addressing on the occasion, Chief of Army staff, congratulated engineers and technicians of Aviation Base Workshop for having developed the first ever inland helicopter... Read more

21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

21-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Lyzohubivka, Ukraine (3F)

30-Jun-2014

Crashed en route from Nezhin air base to Chuhuiv air base.  Quoted by one source as “21 yellow” msn 9788612 but with no evidence provided to validate... Read more

30-Jun-14 RA-24541 Mil Mi-8 Chekunda, Russia

30-Jun-14 RA-24541 Mil Mi-8 Chekunda, Russia

30-Jun-2014

15 POB (including 12 firefighters) survived the crash of this Mi-8.  Post crash fire.  Registration validated by this local language report... Read more

24-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Slaviansk, Ukraine (9F)

24-Jun-14 Mil Mi-8 Slaviansk, Ukraine (9F)

24-Jun-2014

All nine on board killed when Ukrainian Army helicopter shot down by rebel forces... Read more

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

Ukraine – New military leaders try repossessing 26 leased Mi-8s

16-Jun-2014Source: Ukrainian Helicopters

The following is an electronic translation of Ukrainian Helicopters response to an assertion by the new military leadership in Ukraine that the 26 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters leased from the military should be returned, claiming breach of contract per this story  Airline “Ukrainian Helicopters” for more than ten years of experience in the international air transport market,... Read more

16-Jun-14 EP-665 Mil MI-171Sh Ayacucho, Peru

16-Jun-14 EP-665 Mil MI-171Sh Ayacucho, Peru

16-Jun-2014

Four of five POB injured.  Crashed into trees on take off from the grounds of the barracks No. 42 of counterinsurgency battalion Vraem (who do counter narcotics work)... Read more

31-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Munozero Lake, Russia (16F)

31-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Munozero Lake, Russia (16F)

31-May-2014

At least 16 people were missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia, police and the emergencies ministry said... Read more

29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

29-May-14 Mil Mi-8 Slavyansk, Ukraine (14F)

29-May-2014

Ukraine AF helicopter shot down by rebel forces... Read more

Kazan Helicopters produces 7,500th Mi-8/17 series helicopter

Kazan Helicopters produces 7,500th Mi-8/17 series helicopter

26-May-2014Source: Kazan Helicopters

Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec), has produced the 7,500th Mi-8/17 series helicopter. The military transport Mi-8MTV-5 helicopter will be handed over under contract to the Russian Air Force. Mi-8/17 series helicopters are the Russian helicopter industry’s bestsellers thanks to their wide-ranging applications and high flight... Read more

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-171E for Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-171E for Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry

23-May-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has signed an agreement with the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry for a Mi-171E helicopter, with delivery planned for 2015. The Mi-171E is a modification of the Mi-8/17 series. These helicopters are recognized as among the best in their class for search and rescue operations, and... Read more

Papal helicopter put on display in museum

Papal helicopter put on display in museum

7-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Mi-8 helicopter used by His Holiness John Paul II during his pilgrimage to Poland in 1979 has been put on display in the Polish Aviation Museum at Krakow. Carrying military serial 620, the Mi-8 is shown in the colours of the VIP flight – 36 Specjalny Pułk Lotnictwa Transportowego, or 36th Special Regiment of... Read more

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

UN Mission Leadership recognizes UTair for Air Transport Operations in Sudan

1-Apr-2014Source: UTair

Meeting with UTair Aviation representatives serving the UN Mission in Sudan Brigadier General Iyoma Nvokondo Iyoma, commanding the southern sector of the African Union/United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed his gratitude to the entire airline staff and presented UTair representatives with a special award, the Scroll of Honor. UTair has provided air transport services... Read more

UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

13-Mar-2014Source: UTair

UTair Aviation launched operations with its newest Mi-8AMT helicopter, the 37th to join the fleet. The helicopter was delivered as part of the contract between UTair and the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, now part of Russian Helicopters, signed in 2011. The new passenger helicopter is equipped with modern pilot instrumentation and navigational devices extending its operating potential. The... Read more

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

13-Mar-2014Source: Ukroboronprom

Croatian company Aviation and Technical Center ‘ZTC’ with the assistance of Ukrspecexport State Company and Sevastopol Aircraft Plant, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, has transferred two Mi-8 Helicopters repaired after the major overhaul to the Air Forces of Croatia. The third helicopter for the needs of Croatian Air Forces is under the preparation to flyoff. The repair of Mi-8 Helicopters for... Read more

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

5-Mar-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the foreign markets) to the Russian company UTair Aviation. The delivery took place under a contract signed in 2011 between Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, and UTair Aviation. “UTair Aviation is a longstanding partner... Read more

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

5-Mar-2014Source: TheNews.com.pk

The ties between a former US Army colonel and a Russian entrepreneur are at the heart of a criminal investigation into a program that supplies American allies with Russian helicopters.  See full story  The AviaBaltika company forms part of this investigation... Read more

Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

7-Feb-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Helicopters manufactured by Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will play an active role in providing security at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, which run from 7-23 February, and at the 2014 XI Paralympic Winter Games from 7-16 March. Helicopters will be used by the Russian Interior Ministry,... Read more

03-Feb-14 RA-25655 Mil Mi-8 Bovanenkovo, Russia

03-Feb-14 RA-25655 Mil Mi-8 Bovanenkovo, Russia

3-Feb-2014

Pilot lost vertical visibility due to fog, hit the ground heavily and the helicopter rolled onto its side.  Of 19 POB, one serious injury... Read more

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

20-Jan-2014Source: Ukraine military

The personnel of the 56th DHU have celebrated its 10 Anniversary of peacekeeping activities in this country. At the official ceremony Col. Olexander Venher, Commander of Helicopter Unit, greeted the servicemen and awarded them the certificates. “In January 2004, the commander of the first rotation of the Ukrainian Contingent Col. Igor Shendrihin, completed the first flight in Robertsfield and the whole Mi-8crew accomplished its first flight task... Read more

Russia – Regional government of Sakhalin Oblast buy two Mi-8MTV-1

Russia – Regional government of Sakhalin Oblast buy two Mi-8MTV-1

16-Jan-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will deliver two medium multirole Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters to the regional government of Sakhalin Oblast in the first quarter of 2015. The Mi-8MTV-1 will expand flight coverage of the region, and significantly increases the range of air ambulances in Sakhalin. The helicopters will operate regional... Read more

Russia to Modify Mi-8 for Arctic warfare

Russia to Modify Mi-8 for Arctic warfare

2-Jan-2014Source: RIA Novosti

Russia’s Ulan-Ude aircraft manufacturing plant has announced that it is developing a variant of the famed Mi-8 transport helicopter for use by the military in harsh Arctic climate.  See full story... Read more

23-Dec-13 Mil Mi-8 Novy Urengoy, Russia

23-Dec-13 Mil Mi-8 Novy Urengoy, Russia

23-Dec-2013

Damage to tail rotor blades and tail boom during landing phase, arriving from Sabetta.  No reported injuries to 3 crew and 13 passengers on board... Read more

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