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Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

The Nigerian Air Force procured Mil Mi-34C (NATO code Hermit) helicopters around 2002 with the intention of using them for ab initio training. In July 2011, HeliHub.com reported that they had all been withdrawn from use – reportedly due to main gearbox issues – with the intention of disposing of them. The Mi-34C is powered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub .com, 24-Mar-14

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces as part of a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012.   A contract for 80 military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters was signed by Rosoboronexport in 2008,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

UTair commissions 37th Mi-8AMT

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 »

Source: UTair, 13-Mar-14

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

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 »

Source: Ukroboronprom, 13-Mar-14

09-Mar-14 Mil Mi-24 Zarzaitine, Algeria

In flight problem, emergency landing onto tarmac and heavily damaged.  Crew unhurt

09-Mar-14

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-8AMT to UTair

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 »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Mar-14

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

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

Source: TheNews.com.pk, 05-Mar-14

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria has ordered 42 Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters and six Mi-26T2 cargo helicopters in a nearly $3 billion deal, according to Russian media.  See full story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Mar-14

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Over 150 Russian-made helicopters involved in UN peacekeeping operations

Over 150 Russian-made helicopters involved in UN peacekeeping operations

Over 150 Russian-made helicopters are currently involved in UN humanitarian and peacekeeping operations around the world. Speaking at the Russian Hour conference at Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, CA, United States, representatives of Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and commercial aviation firms UTair, PANH Helicopters and Ukrainian Helicopters discussed their positive experience… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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India – Border Security Force to receive two Mi-17V5

India – Border Security Force to receive two Mi-17V5

BSF chief Subhash Joshi is reported to have said that the two helicopters are due for delivery around September 2014  See full story

Source: ZeeNews, 26-Feb-14

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Russian Helicopters to showcase new helicopters at Heli-Expo

Russian Helicopters to showcase new helicopters at Heli-Expo

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present its current model range alongside upcoming models to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2014 (24-27 February, Anaheim Convention Centre). Two new models – the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 – will be at the centre of the company’s display at stand 4002. “Heli-Expo is one… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Feb-14

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Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

Kenya Police – No airworthy helicopters out of fleet of eight

The Kenya Police Air Wing has a total of eight helicopters, but none are currently flying.  Some have been damaged in accidents, others require parts or complete overhauls.  See full story

Source: Daily Nation, 18-Feb-14

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12-Feb-14 Mil Mi-35 Essider, Libya (5F)

Unknown circumstances.  Took 4 days to find wreckage of this missing helicopter

12-Feb-14

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Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters displays commercial and military helicopters at Singapore

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, displays a range of helicopters for various uses at the Singapore Airshow 2014 aerospace and defence exhibition, which is held at the Changi Exhibition Centre fr om 11 to 16 February 2014. The Russian Helicopters’ section can be found at stand K53. Russian Helicopters will hold meetings… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-14

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Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Russian Helicopters role in XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

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 »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Feb-14

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05-Feb-14 RA-1434G Mil Mi-2 Tevrizsky District. Russia

Rotor blades contacted building on take-off, causing helicopter to crash.  Post accident fire.  Pilot escaped unharmed

05-Feb-14

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

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

03-Feb-14

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Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

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 »

Source: Ukraine military, 20-Jan-14

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

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

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 »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Jan-14

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Nepal orders two Mil helicopters

Nepal orders two Mil helicopters

The Government of Nepal is reported to have signed a contract for the supply of two M il MI-17V5 helicopters, for delivery later in 2014.   The source of this news – the ITAR-TASS agency – cites a source close to Nepalese Ministry of Defense.  No other information is available at this time File photo Jeremy… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jan-14

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Russia to Modify Mi-8 for Arctic warfare

Russia to Modify Mi-8 for Arctic warfare

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

Source: RIA Novosti, 02-Jan-14

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Mi-28N Night Hunter enters service with Russian military

Mi-28N Night Hunter enters service with Russian military

The Mi-28N Night Hunter combat helicopter, made by Russian Helicopters a subsidiary of Oboronprom and part of State Corporation Rostec, has officially entered into service with the Russian Defence Ministry under an order signed by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. Before officially entering into service, the Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter was operated by the Russian Armed… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Jan-14

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Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Pawan Hans resumes twice weekly route to Tawang

Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route.  The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jan-14

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

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

23-Dec-13

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Mi-38 with Russian TV7-117V engines makes first flight

Mi-38 with Russian TV7-117V engines makes first flight

Russian Helicopters and United Engine Corporation (UEC), subsidiaries of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announce the successful start of testing of the third prototype Mi-38 helicopter fitted with Russian-built TV7-117V engines. The new engines have been specially developed for the new transport and passenger helicopter by Klimov, a UEC company. The third prototype of the Mi-38… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 18-Dec-13

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05-Dec-13 RA-24430 Mil Mi-8 Kargasok, Russia

Heavy landing in snow covered field after main blades struck tail boom.  15 passengers and 3 crew members on board.  No fatalities

05-Dec-13

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28-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Gardez province, Afghanistan

Helicopter sustained bullet hole from ground fire.  No reports of any other damage

28-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters delivers latest commercial Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russian Helicopters delivers latest commercial Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered a second commercial multirole Mi-171 helicopter built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Airfast Indonesia. The delivery continues a relationship established last year, when Airfast Indonesia – one of the country’s biggest providers of aviation services to the oil, mining and construction industries… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Nov-13

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Ansat-U and Mi-8 MTV-5 arrive with Russian Armed Forces

Ansat-U and Mi-8 MTV-5 arrive with Russian Armed Forces

[Electronic translation]   Kazan Helicopter Plant (KHP), belongs to the holding company “Russian Helicopters”, Defence Ministry gave another batch of military transport helicopters  Mi-8 MTV-5  game and training helicopters  “ANSAT-U” . Holding “Russian Helicopters” builds a relationship with the Defense Ministry as one of the most important customers in the long term. In 2012, by order of the state line… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Nov-13

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Oboronprom plans $122M investment in Mil helicopter plant

Oboronprom plans $122M investment in Mil helicopter plant

The Mil Helicopter Plant in Moscow is planning a significant expansion, although the numbers supplied by Rostec do not compute…. The announcment on Friday stated that Oboronprom may buy 8 million shares at a price of 504 roubles per share, equating to 4,032,000,000 roubles in total – this is $122.2M at today’s exchange rate. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Nov-13

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24-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Returned to take-off point after avionics issue

24-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters demonstrates VIP Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 to Presidential flight

Russian Helicopters demonstrates VIP Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 to Presidential flight

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, carried out testing of the new Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 helicopters at the National Helicopter Building Centre (NHBC) in Tomilino, Moscow Region. The tests were attended by Vladimir Kozhin, Chief of the Presidential Property Management Directorate. The NHBC is currently carrying out the first round… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Nov-13

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21-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17 Dragon Oil Rig, Vietnam

Tail blades broken when they hit the rig structure when landing in high winds.  Flying debris caused serious injuries to two workers on the rig

21-Nov-13

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19-Nov-13 Mil Mi-8 Nadim, Russia

Emergency landing – due to loss of oil pressure?

19-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters delivers four Mi-171E helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters delivers four Mi-171E helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, announces that four Mi-171E transport helicopters have been delivered to Poly Technologies under a contract signed in 2012 by the Chinese company and Rosoboronexport. Under the contract Russian Helicopters will supply 52 Mi-171E transport helicopters to China. The latest consignment brings the number of helicopters delivered… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 18-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring a strong line-up to the Dubai Airshow 2013 on 17-21 November. The airshow, one of the most important aviation events in the region, is this year taking place at a new location Dubai World Central. The Russian Helicopters display can be found… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Nov-13

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09-Nov-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Malinau, Indonesia (13F)

13 died and 6 survived crash of Indonesian Army Mi-17.  Reports of sudden gusty wind conditions on final approach to land

09-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters showcases new models at FIHAV exhibition in Cuba

Russian Helicopters showcases new models at FIHAV exhibition in Cuba

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, is showcasing a range of advanced models at the 31st Feria Internacional de la Habana exhibition (FIHAV 2013) currently taking place in the Cuban capital. The Company’s stand forms part of the Russian display in pavilion 24 at EXPOCUBA. For regional helicopter operators, Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-13

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AAF completes Mi-35 helicopter crew rebuild

AAF completes Mi-35 helicopter crew rebuild

The final two Afghan Mi-35 helicopter co-pilots from the Kabul Air Wing completed training November 3 in order to finalize a crew build-up that has spanned over a year. Czech Republic instructor pilots and advisors with NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan qualified the additional two pilots from the 377th Rotary Wing Squadron in order to complete… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 07-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters’ Mil Moscow plant crowned Aviation Builder of the Year

Russian Helicopters’ Mil Moscow plant crowned Aviation Builder of the Year

Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, part of Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, is the winner of the Aviation Builder of the Year award for achievements in developing aircraft and components. The board of experts which judged the competition, initiated by the Union of Aviation Industrialists, a Russian non-commercial partnership, highly… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters presents Ка-32, Мi-171А2 and Ка-62 at ADEX 2013

Russian Helicopters presents Ка-32, Мi-171А2 and Ка-62 at ADEX 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, is taking part in Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (SEOUL ADEX 2013) from 29 October to 3 November 2013 at the Kintex Exhibition Centre in Seoul, South Korea. The company’s stand is in pavilion H9-C6. Russian Helicopters’ display includes the medium multi-role Ka-32A11BC, a… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-13

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Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

Sandel HeliTAWS units chosen for UN helicopters

More than 30 Sandel Avionics HeliTAWS units will be installed in United Nations helicopters under an agreement announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. Aviation Partners Group (APG) of Punta Gorda, Fla. placed the purchase order for the ST3400H helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTAWS), which… Read more »

Source: Sandel Avionics, 28-Oct-13

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Mi-26T enters service in Kazakhstan for first time

Mi-26T enters service in Kazakhstan for first time

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered the first Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter to Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry – the first time in the history of Kazakh civil aviation that the helicopter will be put into operation. The Mi-26T is a unique helicopter that can give invaluable support to Kazakhstan’s emergency services…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Oct-13

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Russian Helicopters to supply new helicopters to Almaty Rescue Service

Russian Helicopters to supply new helicopters to Almaty Rescue Service

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, and Almaty Rescue Service have signed a cooperation memorandum to supply multi-role Mi-8AMT and new light Ka-226T helicopters. “We confirm that we can supply Almaty Rescue Service with the required quantity of helicopters within the time period required,” said Mikhail Dubrovin, Russian Helicopters’ Director of Marketing. “The helicopters will… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Oct-13

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Russia offers Peru helicopter maintenance center

Russia offers Peru helicopter maintenance center

Russia has proposed establishing a servicing and maintenance center in Peru for its Russian- and Soviet-made helicopters, a senior government official said Wednesday.  See full story

Source: RIA Novosti, 17-Oct-13

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Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-171E to Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-171E to Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered a Mi-171E built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to the Kazakhstan Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Ministry uses Mi-8/17s for routine patrolling and search-and-rescue missions, and for transporting personnel and cargo. The Mi-171E has a number of features that give it an edge in Kazakhstan’s extremes… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Oct-13

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07-Oct-13 HK-4770 Mil Mi-171 Orito, Colombia

Inadvertently landed in a mine field.  Occupants escaped unharmed but helicopter later consumed by fire.

07-Oct-13

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Mil Mi-8MSB certified in Belarus

Mil Mi-8MSB certified in Belarus

Belarus has this week certified the higher-powered Mil8 MSB model, according to Interfax. In FAA terms, this model is an STC upgrade of a standard Mi-8, and has been put forward by Ukraine’s Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant.  There is some disquiet about the model in Russia, where some detractors are referring to it as “the Ukrainian… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 06-Oct-13

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29-Sep-13 Mil Mi-8 Zalingei, Sudan

UN helicopter developed a technical fault en route Zalingei to Nertiti, in Central Darfur.  Pilot turned back to Zalingei helipad and during the emergency landing the aircraft crashed and was badly damaged. All 19 passengers and 4 crew were safely evacuated, of which three passengers suffered minor injuries

29-Sep-13

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Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring its line-up of military helicopters to Russia Arms Expo 2013, the ninth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and munitions, which takes place on 25-28 September 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The Company’s display can be found in pavilion 2 at stand 2.6…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Sep-13

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25-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Chennai, India

Technical issue on Presidential helicopter prevented take-off

25-Sep-13

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18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

Started to spin uncontrollably at 10m altitude.  Landed heavily, and 2 of 3 POB to hospital.

18-Sep-13

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12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-17 Lest, Slovakia (1F)

Soldier abseiling down rope died after falling to the ground.  Reports in subsequent days suggest the rope was intentionally cut after the helicopter suffered a major malfunction and had to make an emergency landing to save the 13 on board.

12-Sep-13

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12-Sep-13 Mil Mi-8 Turukhansk, Russia

1 injured from 9 passengers and 3 crew on board.

12-Sep-13

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Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Pentagon opens criminal probe of Russian Mi-17 deals

Investigators are examining potentially improper payments by the Army aviation office to contractors as well as possible personal connections between members of the Army unit and the contractors, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity  See full story

Source: Reuters, 11-Sep-13

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11-Sep-13 RA-24223 Mil Mi-8 Tarko-Sale, Russia

Crashed after reported engine failure.  No injuries

11-Sep-13

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09-Sep-13 Mil Mi-2 Dolinsk, Russia (3F)

Crashed and consumed by fire, killing all three on board.  Photos of wreckage show it half buried, implying significant vertical speed at impact.

09-Sep-13

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Almaty Rescue Service signs for one Mi-8AMT

Almaty Rescue Service signs for one Mi-8AMT

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Almaty Rescue Service have signed a contract for the supply of an Mi-8AMT helicopter, to be delivered in 2014. The Mi-8AMT is planned to be used for rescue and medevac missions in urban areas… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Sep-13

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Russian Helicopters obtains certification for corporate and VIP version of Mi-171

Russian Helicopters obtains certification for corporate and VIP version of Mi-171

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has obtained certification from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee for the commercial Mi-171 designed for corporate and VIP transportation. The certificate was presented to the helicopter’s developer, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, at the MAKS 2013… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-Sep-13

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Mi-8MSB sets new altitude record

Mi-8MSB sets new altitude record

In Crimea, set a world record for the rise of the helicopter in the maximum altitude. Upgraded Mi-8MSB with TV3-117VMA SBM1V-4E series rose to a height of 9150 meters, thereby breaking its own record high last year (8250 meters).  helicopter flight to achieve maximum height of the crew performed a joint enterprise of JSC “Motor Sich”… Read more »

Source: Motor Sich, 28-Aug-13

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Russia produces 750th Mi-8AMT / Mi-171

Russia produces 750th Mi-8AMT / Mi-171

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, has produced the 750th Mi-8AMT (the export designation – Mi-171). The landmark was achieved on the eve of the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon, one of the largest aviation forums anywhere in the world. The Mi-8AMTSh will enter service with the Russian Defence Ministry. According to the Ministry, the ruggedness, reliability… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-Aug-13

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Russia sells 38 Helicopters to Sudan, says report

Russia sells 38 Helicopters to Sudan, says report

Sudan and Russia sealed two agreements since 2011 for the sale of two dozen Mi-24 attack helicopters and 14 MI-8 transport helicopters, a Russian newspaper reported  see full story

Source: Sudan Tribune, 20-Aug-13

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Russian Helicopters to showcase Mi-28UB at MAKS 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase Mi-28UB at MAKS 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a new combat training helicopter Mi-28UB at the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2013), based on the Mi-28NE Night Hunter combat helicopter manufactured by Rostvertol. Mi-28UB is a special helicopter with a dual control system that can be used in Mi-28NE… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Aug-13

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08-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Urengoj, Russia

Single engine failure.  Three crew and one passenger not injured.

08-Aug-13

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06-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Marib, Yemen (8F)

Shot down by Yemeni tribesmen, complaining about an oil pipeline.  The helicopter crashed and all eight occupants died

06-Aug-13

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06-Aug-13 Mil Mi-8 Toboyskoye, Russia

Hard landing, reported as no serious injuries to 22 POB

06-Aug-13

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DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp International’s (DI) DynAviation unit today announced that it is in the process of reconditioning, upgrading and modifying eight aircraft to enhance the Company’s future global operations and offering. The upgrade work on six UH-1 and two Mil Mi-17 helicopters that were previously used in various global locations, including the company’s operations in Afghanistan, is… Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 02-Aug-13

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31-Jul-13 RA-25497 Mil Mi-8 Debre Zeit, Ethiopia

Three serious and one minor injury to the 4 POB.  Ferry flight preparing for UN operation.  No UN people on board

31-Jul-13

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14-Jul-13 Mil Mi-8 Tomsk Region, Russia

The Mi-8 helicopter made an emergency landing and fell on its side.  17 POB of which 7 were injured.

14-Jul-13

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Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia to buy two Mi-17s to fight drug trafficking

Bolivia plans to buy Russia’s two Mi-17 helicopters to fight drug trafficking, Bolivian Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra said – see full report

Source: IndRus, 11-Jul-13

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More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

More Senator pressure for US to abandon Afghan Mi-17 deliveries

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) 8th July – joined by U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) – released a letter in which he urged Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider the… Read more »

Source: Senator Richard Blumenthal, 10-Jul-13

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Latest cargo and passenger Mi-171A1 delivered to Brazil

Latest cargo and passenger Mi-171A1 delivered to Brazil

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has delivered a Mi-171А1 helicopter built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Brazilian operator Atlas Taxi Aereo. The delivery marks a continuation of the successful development of partnership relations between Russian Helicopters and the Brazilian helicopter operator. Atlas… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Jul-13

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04-Jul-13 Mil Mi-35 Benghazi, Libya (2F)

It is though the crash was caused by human error during a particularly daring manoeuvre.  2 killed, 1 seriously injured

04-Jul-13

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02-Jul-13 RA-22657 Mil Mi-8 Deputatsky, Russia (23F)

Loss of control due to mountain winds (according to this report), killing 23 of 28 POB.  The five survivors were the three crew and two of the passengers, one a child.

02-Jul-13

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02-Jul-13 Mil Mi-17 Kushma Bazaar, Nepal

Emergency landing due to weather.  Later reported as typical in monsoon season

02-Jul-13

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