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Russian Helicopters showcased Ka52K and Mi-8AMTSh-VA at IMDS-2015

Russian Helicopters showcased Ka52K and Mi-8AMTSh-VA at IMDS-2015

10-Jul-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest developments for maritime use during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015. “We are actively working to expand operational uses of our commercial and military helicopters on land and sea,”... Read more

10-Jul-15 Mil Mi-171 Apatrampa, Ghana

10-Jul-15 Mil Mi-171 Apatrampa, Ghana

10-Jul-2015

Flight with Ghana’s President John Mahama and First lady Lordina Maham on board.  Landed due to severe weather.  No mention in local press as to whether pilot obtained a forecast before take-off... Read more

Russian Helicopters showcases renewed production of amphibious Mi-14PS

Russian Helicopters showcases renewed production of amphibious Mi-14PS

6-Jul-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

During the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) showcasing potential plans for the renewed production of the unique amphibious Mi-14 helicopter. This multirole helicopter can land and taxi on water, and also take-off from... Read more

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

30-Jun-2015Source: Rostec

KRET has developed a multi-channel laser guidance system for the Ka-52, Mi-8MNP, and Mi-28N helicopters. The new development will guide high-precision missiles and will allow helicopters to use various types of missiles. The laser guidance system is designed to control and guide missiles to a target through either automatic or manual honing. The system uses... Read more

Mi-38 to be at MAKS-2015 with certification target December

Mi-38 to be at MAKS-2015 with certification target December

9-Jun-2015Source: Rostec

[electronic translation] At MAKS-2015, which will be held in August in Zhukovsky near Moscow, will present a new multi-purpose helicopter Mi-38. Continuous assembly of the first models of the Mi-38 had already begun at the Kazan Helicopter Plant holding “Russian Helicopters” , Tass reported. “Under the state contract, the type certificate must be received in... Read more

Russian Helicopters military aircraft participate in Red Square victory parade

Russian Helicopters military aircraft participate in Red Square victory parade

11-May-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

Mi-26, Mi-28N Night Hunter, Mi-35M, Ka-52 Alligator and Mi-8/17 military helicopters built by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) took part in the flight programmes of today’s parade ceremonies on Moscow’s Red Square and in towns and cities across Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Russian Great Patriotic War... Read more

02-May-15 Mil Mi-17 Kohat, Pakistan

02-May-15 Mil Mi-17 Kohat, Pakistan

2-May-2015

Damaged after hitting container (some reports say “hit barrier”) during landing phase.  2 POB injured, not seriously... Read more

25-Apr-15 Mil Mi-35 Sriganganagar, India

25-Apr-15 Mil Mi-35 Sriganganagar, India

25-Apr-2015

on Army training exercise.  3 POB evacuated safely... Read more

19-Apr-15 Mil Mi-24 Illizi, Algeria (2F)

19-Apr-15 Mil Mi-24 Illizi, Algeria (2F)

19-Apr-2015

Further Details not reported... Read more

Mi-38 certification targetted for October 2015

Mi-38 certification targetted for October 2015

8-Apr-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Sources in Russia are saying that certification of Mi-38 helicopter should be completed in October 2015.  The unnamed source gave Interfax this information last week, adding that the Kazan factory has already started on the first production batch. Two prototypes (OP-3 and OP-4) are involved in the certification work, of this new helicopter powered by... Read more

26-Mar-15 Mil Mi-8 Phu Quy Island, Vietnam

26-Mar-15 Mil Mi-8 Phu Quy Island, Vietnam

26-Mar-2015

Crashed on final approach due to gusty conditions.  Rolled over onto its side. Three of 8 POB taken to hospital were named as  Tran Van Thong, 36; Nguyen Xuan Toan, 53; and Dong Van Vu, 34... Read more

24-Mar-15 Mil Mi-2 Yelizovo, Russia (2F)

24-Mar-15 Mil Mi-2 Yelizovo, Russia (2F)

24-Mar-2015

Two deaths reported – helicopter on a post maintenance test flight after engine was replaced.  Registration variously quoted as RF-01186 or RF-01168... Read more

24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

24-Mar-2015

1 killed and 2 injured when helicopter came down close to Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) . Video from crash scene here... Read more

22-Mar-15 2393 Mil Mi-14PL Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria (1F)

22-Mar-15 2393 Mil Mi-14PL Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria (1F)

22-Mar-2015

Pilot carried out an “emergency landing due to technical failure”. Four occupants were captured by opposition fighters, one crew member was shot by his captors and the fait of a sixth crew member is unknown.  Registration confirmed from this YouTube video... 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

Leaders of Russian Helicopters and subsidiaries discuss 2015 plans

Leaders of Russian Helicopters and subsidiaries discuss 2015 plans

15-Feb-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] On Wednesday, February 4, a meeting of the board of the holding company “Russian Helicopters” (part of the State Corporation Rostec). The event was held at the National Center helicopter, located in the suburbs. The board discussed the company’s development plans for the near future, including plans to import and execution of the... 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

26-Dec-14 RA-15643 Mil Mi-2 Lower Maktama, Russia

26-Dec-14 RA-15643 Mil Mi-2 Lower Maktama, Russia

26-Dec-2014

Emergency landing, breaking the tail boom.  No injuries to three on board.... 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

Mi-38 starts final certification tests

Mi-38 starts final certification tests

13-Nov-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has launched the final stage of certification testing on the Mi-38 multirole helicopter. Testing is being carried out on two prototype models of the helicopter fitted with Russian TV7-117V engines. On 3 November 2014, Russian Helicopters’ Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant received the fourth prototype of the Mi-38 in... Read more

Russian Helicopters display Mi-171A2 and Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Helishow

Russian Helicopters display Mi-171A2 and Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Helishow

7-Nov-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has taken part in the Dubai Helishow 2014 international helicopter and maintenance equipment show, which has opened in Dubai (UAE). Russian Helicopters showcased its upcoming Mi-171A2 search and rescue helicopter, and also the Ka-32A11BC firefighting model. The Mi-171A2, was developed on the basis of the Mi-8/17 series, and... Read more

Russia completes Mi-17V-5 supplies to Afghanistan

Russia completes Mi-17V-5 supplies to Afghanistan

4-Nov-2014Source: Rostec

The delivery of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army was completed in October 2014. Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters, have been delivered to Afghanistan. Rosoboronexport proved itself a reliable supplier of military helicopters,... Read more

02-Nov-14 Mil Mi-2 Yamal, Russia (2F)

02-Nov-14 Mil Mi-2 Yamal, Russia (2F)

2-Nov-2014

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has confirmed the death of two persons in the crash of a private Mi-2 helicopter in Yamal, northwest Siberia.  Heliccopter crashed into a lake and only the tail visible above the water... Read more

Sabah to get own fire and rescue helicopter hangar

Sabah to get own fire and rescue helicopter hangar

27-Oct-2014Source: BP

The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department is expected to get its own helicopter hangar next year, says Urban Wellbeing,Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. See Full Story... Read more

Helisota becomes an official representative of Mil and component manufacturer FED

Helisota becomes an official representative of Mil and component manufacturer FED

22-Oct-2014Source: Helisota

Helisota, an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul services for rotorcraft aviation, is delighted to announce the start of a new cooperation with the Scientific and Industrial Company FED, the original manufacturer of various components for Mi-8/17/171 helicopters and Antonov airplanes. Under the cooperation Helisota shall act as the OEM’s official representative in... 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

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

16-Sep-2014Source: Paramount Group

Paramount, in announcing the move to restart production on 4 September, noted that the design of helicopter rotor blades is an essential element in helicopter manufacturing to ensure reliability and long service life. Composite rotor blades outlast the life of the helicopter, whereas metal blades have to be replaced several times during the helicopter’s life... Read more

Nigeria orders lots of Russian helicopters

Nigeria orders lots of Russian helicopters

15-Sep-2014

Sergei Goreslavsky, a deputy director general of Rostec, said at the ADEX-2014 is reported to have said Nigeria have ordered “a significant number of Mi-171Sh helicopters and several Mi-35M helicopters”  See full story... 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

20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

20-Aug-2014

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system... Read more

20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

20-Aug-2014

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system – this second helicopter was also hit, but further details not known... 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

Russian Helicopters showcase Ka-32A11BC and Мi-171А1 at LABACE

Russian Helicopters showcase Ka-32A11BC and Мi-171А1 at LABACE

13-Aug-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase new and innovative models of helicopters at the Latin American exhibition and business aviation conference LABACE 2014 (Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition), to be held from 12-14 August in São Paulo, Brazil. Experts and representatives of regional operators will share... Read more

13-Aug-14 Mil Mi-2 Tomtor, Russia

13-Aug-14 Mil Mi-2 Tomtor, Russia

13-Aug-2014

crashed due to wiring problem and burnt out completely. 2 crew members and 7 passengers managed to escape.... Read more

12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

12-Aug-14 Mil Mi-17 Sinjar, Iraq (1F)

12-Aug-2014

Helicopter was involved in evacuating people in a humanitarian emergency situation in northern Iraq.  Crashed – killing the pilot (reported as “Majed”) – possibly due to overloading. Those on board included Yazidi member of parliament, Vian Dakheel New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin – see story Australian photographer Adam Ferguson, freelancing for the New York... Read more

A new training facility for Mi-17V-5 helicopters was opened in Nicaragua

A new training facility for Mi-17V-5 helicopters was opened in Nicaragua

8-Aug-2014Source: Russian Aviation

In the network of military-technical cooperation, a new integrated training facility was put into operation in Nicaragua. “See Full Story“... 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

21-Jul-14 Mil Mi-35P Bama, Nigeria (1F)

21-Jul-14 Mil Mi-35P Bama, Nigeria (1F)

21-Jul-2014

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission crashed, reportedly due to a technical fault – although some reports suggest the involvement of insurgents in Borno State. Initial reports stated one dead, one survived, one missing presumed dead – but the latter trekked through the bush and back to base... 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

Russian Helicopters completes delivery of 52 Mi-171E helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters completes delivery of 52 Mi-171E helicopters to China

16-Jul-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China’s Poly Technologies, the final consignment of a contract for 48 helicopters signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012. In total under the original contract and a follow-on agreement the Chinese company has received... 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

10-Jul-14 RA-23721 Mil Mi-2 Varyeganskiy, Russia (1F)

10-Jul-14 RA-23721 Mil Mi-2 Varyeganskiy, Russia (1F)

10-Jul-2014

Tail boom (or rotor?) hit wires on take-off, causing crash.  Tail some metres from rest of wreckage, but unclear if that was contributory or result of accident.  Aircraft had been leased by Lukoil and had just dropped off oil workers. Pilot Nicholas Vandakurov killed.... 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

04-Jul-14 RF-31351 Mil Mi-26 Khabarovsk, Russia

04-Jul-14 RF-31351 Mil Mi-26 Khabarovsk, Russia

4-Jul-2014

Caught fire during refuelling and completely burnt out (photo)... Read more

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-26TS to China

Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-26TS to China

3-Jul-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) and China’s Lectern Aviation Supplies, have signed a contract for the Mi-26TS heavy transport helicopter. Under the contract, the helicopter will be delivered in 2015, and will be operated in forestry management in China’s Shandong province. “The Mi-26TS is an unrivalled helicopter, widely used... 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

26-Jun-14 Mil MI-35 Tikrit, Iraq (5F)

26-Jun-14 Mil MI-35 Tikrit, Iraq (5F)

26-Jun-2014

Shot down by insurgents.  All 5 POB killed.  The link given is reported to be the subject helicopter, but we have not been able to corroborate that.  Similarly one source quotes registration YI-352 but no supporting evidence... 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

21-Jun-14 RA-3121K Mil Mi-2 Staromavrinskoe, Russia

21-Jun-14 RA-3121K Mil Mi-2 Staromavrinskoe, Russia

21-Jun-2014

Both pilots seriously injured in low level accident involving powerlines during agricultural operations – named as Anatoly Kurilov and Alexander Fumchenko... 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

Russian Helicopters is working on import substitution

Russian Helicopters is working on import substitution

10-Jun-2014Source: Rostec

During the 7th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2014, the CEO of the holding company Russian Helicopters discussed the plans and economic performance of the holding company, as well as future models and international cooperation. “This year, our primary goal is implementing new projects, the foundations for which were laid in the last few years,” said... Read more

Peru to take delivery of 8 Mil Mi-171Sh helicopters in November

Peru to take delivery of 8 Mil Mi-171Sh helicopters in November

2-Jun-2014Source: Moscow Times

Peru’s Air Force will receive a delivery of eight new Russian-made helicopters in November, with an additional 16 to come in 2015, Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano said.  See full story... 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

Mi-28NE prepares for exports with new avionics

Mi-28NE prepares for exports with new avionics

26-May-2014Source: Rostec

The only official especial exporter Rosoboronexport announced that the supplying of the Mi-28NE beginning to the foreign partners. It became known at the VII International Exhibition of Helicopter Industry HeliRussia-2014. In the exposition of Rosoboronexport are presented: the Mi-28NE, the military transport helicopter Mi-171Sh, the transport helicopter Mi-35M, the radar watch helicopter Ka-31, and the... 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

Russian Helicopters to act as title sponsor, showcase current model range at HeliRussia 2014

Russian Helicopters to act as title sponsor, showcase current model range at HeliRussia 2014

22-May-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will be the title sponsor of the seventh HeliRussia exhibition, which takes place on 22-24 May in Pavilion 1 of Crocus-Expo exhibition centre in Moscow. The first day of the show has been declared Russian Helicopters Day. At HeliRussia 2014, Russian Helicopter will showcase... Read more

Russian Helicopters to showcase latest models at Berlin Air Show

Russian Helicopters to showcase latest models at Berlin Air Show

22-May-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is bringing a line-up of commercial and military helicopters to ILA 2014, taking place on 20-25 May at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. The company’s display can be found at stand 4209 in hall 47. Russian Helicopters will showcase the multirole Ka-32A11BC, the Mi-38 transport and... Read more

12-May-14 Mil Mi-24 Elwak, Kenya (1F)

12-May-14 Mil Mi-24 Elwak, Kenya (1F)

12-May-2014

1 fatality of 12 POB. Helicopter came down shortly after take off from Elwak in Mandera County, heading to Garissa County... 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

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