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

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

14-Jul-2013

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

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

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

11-Jul-2013Source: IndRus

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

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

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

10-Jul-2013Source: Senator Richard Blumenthal

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

Latest cargo and passenger Mi-171A1 delivered to Brazil

Latest cargo and passenger Mi-171A1 delivered to Brazil

5-Jul-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

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

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

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

4-Jul-2013

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

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

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

2-Jul-2013

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.... Read more

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

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

2-Jul-2013

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

25-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Gaurikund, India (20F)

25-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17V5 Gaurikund, India (20F)

25-Jun-2013

Crashed in poor weather. Vice Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority said eight bodies have been recovered and chances of any survivor among the 19 onboard were remote... Read more

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

US awards Russian Helicopters $572M contract for 30 Mi-17s for Afghanistan

24-Jun-2013Source: US DoD

Rosoboronexport, Russia was awarded a $572,180,894 firm-fixed-price contract modification for 30 Mi-17 helicopters, spare parts, test equipment and engineering support services. The Mi-17 military helicopters will be used by the Afghan National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, an aviation unit that supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions. Work will be performed in Russia and... Read more

20-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17 Momotombo, Nicaragua (9F)

20-Jun-13 Mil Mi-17 Momotombo, Nicaragua (9F)

20-Jun-2013

helicopter experienced “mechanical problems” at altitude before descending uncontrolled on the edge of Lake Managua.  Most of the wreckage entered the water where it subsequently submerged... Read more

Paris Air Show – Russian Helicopters

Paris Air Show – Russian Helicopters

16-Jun-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will bring an exciting line up of commercial and military helicopters to the 50th Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2013, including the latest Ka-62 and Mi-171A2 for the commercial market. In collaboration with Rosoboronexport, the Company plans the... Read more

UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

UTair refinance four Mi-26 helicopters

4-Jun-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) and” Alfa-Leasing “implemented a deal to refinance the acquisition of four Mi-26T. The project is implemented with the support of “Alfa-Bank”, acting as a financing bank. The Mi-26T, “UTair” operated under commercial contracts with Russian oil and gas companies in Western and Eastern Siberia, and are used to service the... Read more

New Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 unit to help fight Maoists

New Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 unit to help fight Maoists

31-May-2013Source: Vancouver Desi

The anti-Maoist operations in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh are set to be augmented with the air force putting in place a squadron of its latest Mi-17 V-5 helicopters in Nagpur for the assistance of security forces. (See Full Story)... Read more

28-May-13 Mil Mi-8 Ivanovsky, Russia (2F)

28-May-13 Mil Mi-8 Ivanovsky, Russia (2F)

28-May-2013

Crashed on training flight, killing two of the four POB... Read more

21-May-13 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Seversky, Russia

21-May-13 RA-20977 Mil Mi-2 Seversky, Russia

21-May-2013

Helicopter crashed into field during agricultural operations... Read more

HeliRussia – Russia-Peru certification agreement opens up opportunties for Helisur

HeliRussia – Russia-Peru certification agreement opens up opportunties for Helisur

17-May-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] Signed May 16, 2013 agreement on “mutual recognition of airworthiness documents” between the General Administration of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Peru and the Interstate Aviation Committee enables the company Helicopteros del Sur (Helisur), a member of the group, “UTair”, to begin commercial operation 20 Russian helicopters of “Mil “based in Peru.... Read more

UTair South Africa becomes official supplier to UN

UTair South Africa becomes official supplier to UN

14-May-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] Airline UTair South Africa (South Africa), part of the air group, “UTair”, registered as an official supplier of aviation services to the United Nations. Registered preceded by the successful completion of the airline technical audit for compliance with ICAO aviation and UN standards. Since 2004, UTair South Africa performs a series of air services... Read more

09-May-13 Mil Mi-24 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

09-May-13 Mil Mi-24 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

9-May-2013

Emergency landing on training flight due to tail rotor failure.  No injuries... Read more

06-May-13 RA-24410 Mil Mi-8 Preobrazhenka, Russia (9F)

06-May-13 RA-24410 Mil Mi-8 Preobrazhenka, Russia (9F)

6-May-2013

Helicopter with 9 persons and 2 tons of explosive... Read more

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

LOM Praha awarded with $1.3M contract for Mi-17 pilot training

29-Apr-2013Source: LOM Praha

LOM PRAHA, Czech Republic, has been awarded with a contract valued at (maximum) $ 1,3M for Mi-17 flight training of Polish Air Force pilots from 33rd Air Transportation Base in Powidz. The agreement focuses mainly on mastering of advanced operations including flying under IFR conditions at night. This contract is a result of the successful cooperation... Read more

21-Apr-13 Mil Mi-8T Azr district, Afghanistan

21-Apr-13 Mil Mi-8T Azr district, Afghanistan

21-Apr-2013

Emergency landing off airfield.  12 occupants (2x USA, 7x Turkish, 1x Russian, 2x Afghan) captured by Taliban forces, who claim to have destroyed the helicopter, which may be one of YA-KHA/B/C/D/E... Read more

20-Apr-13 Mil Mi-17 Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt

20-Apr-13 Mil Mi-17 Sharq Al-Owainat, Egypt

20-Apr-2013

Emergency landing after system malfunction... Read more

Oil support Mi-8 down in Peru – 13 fatalities

Oil support Mi-8 down in Peru – 13 fatalities

8-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

07-Apr-13 OB-1916P Mil-8 Loreto, Peru (13F)

07-Apr-13 OB-1916P Mil-8 Loreto, Peru (13F)

7-Apr-2013

Incident summary – Oil exploration support helicopter went down, killing all on board.  Initial reports vary between 13 and 14 fatalities after initial reports of 9.  Some local news sources are saying it exploded in the air, 10 minutes from its destination.  The helicopter was supporting work by Perenco Peru, who issued a statement saying that apart from... Read more

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

3-Apr-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Denel Aviation of South Africa have opened a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in South Africa for Russian-built helicopters, strengthening Russian Helicopters’ position in the African market. The MRO centre was launched on 26 March 2013... Read more

Peru chooses Mi-171 over Super Puma

Peru chooses Mi-171 over Super Puma

2-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Reports from South America are saying that the Peruvian Government has picked the Mil Mi-171 over the EUrocopter AS332L2 Super Puma for their 24 ship requirement for the fight against drug trafficking. The final deal is expected to be signed at a value of $486 million, of which $406 million relates to the helicopters themselves,... Read more

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

Afghan helicopters support independent operations

2-Apr-2013Source: US Marine Corps

The Uruzgan based 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army has taken major steps in perfecting its logistic resupply and casualty evacuation capabilities by using helicopters from the Kandahar Air Wing. During an independent operation in Kajran district, Daykundi province, Afghan forces coordinated an ammunition, personnel and equipment resupply from Tarin Kot, Uruzgan, using two... Read more

26-Mar-13 RA-22986 Mil Mi-8MTV Kronotsky, Russia

26-Mar-13 RA-22986 Mil Mi-8MTV Kronotsky, Russia

26-Mar-2013

Rolled over onto its side on landing.  The helicopter carried three crewmembers and 3.2 tonnes of building materials.... Read more

Mi-38’s World Records Officially Registered by FAI

Mi-38’s World Records Officially Registered by FAI

22-Mar-2013Source: Russian Нelicopters

Records set in 2012 by the second prototype of the Mi-38 helicopter have been officially registered as world records by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (International Aeronautical Federation, FAI). It was verified and officially confirmed that five world records were set in 2012 by the Mi-38 prototype. On August 26, 2012, during the 14th World Helicopter... Read more

Mi-24, Legendary Russian Attack Helicopter, Turns 40 This Year

Mi-24, Legendary Russian Attack Helicopter, Turns 40 This Year

21-Mar-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

This year marks the 40th anniversary of production of the Mi-24, the first purpose-built Russian combat helicopter, at Rostov Helicopter Plant, today called Rostvertol, a Russian Helicopters company. The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the... Read more

16-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8 Khankala, Russia (3F)

16-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8 Khankala, Russia (3F)

16-Mar-2013

Three killed out of four on board a Russian Border Guard Mi-8 which crashed in poor visibility.  A criminal investigation has been opened.... Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers new Mi-171 to Russian operator SKOL Airline

Russian Helicopters delivers new Mi-171 to Russian operator SKOL Airline

15-Mar-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has delivered two Mi-171 transport helicopters with type certification to Russian aviation company SKOL Airline, LLC. The Mi-171 is built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company. The two helicopters delivered to SKOL are fitted with... Read more

14-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8T Khabarovsk, Russia

14-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8T Khabarovsk, Russia

14-Mar-2013

Crashed on take off for post-maintenance  test flight... Read more

09-Mar-13 RA-22472 Mil Mi-8AMT Bukavu, Congo (4F)

09-Mar-13 RA-22472 Mil Mi-8AMT Bukavu, Congo (4F)

9-Mar-2013

Crashed in mountainous area in poor weather, flying for United Nations.  Photo suggests controlled flight into terrain.... Read more

Russian Helicopters showcases unique archive photos of Kamov and Mil

Russian Helicopters showcases unique archive photos of Kamov and Mil

27-Feb-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has put unique archive photographs on show at an exhibition being held in Terminal F of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport to celebrate 90 years of civil aviation in Russia. Russia marked the 90th anniversary of civil aviation in... Read more

25-Feb-13 EJC-3378 Mil Mi-17 San Juan de Sumapaz, Colombia

25-Feb-13 EJC-3378 Mil Mi-17 San Juan de Sumapaz, Colombia

25-Feb-2013

Crashed from low level hover due to high winds... Read more

Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

Nepalese Government approve two Mi-17s for Army

20-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Last Friday, the Nepalese Government approved the purchase of two Mil Mi-17 helicopters for their Army – with funds being released in 2014.  The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of the Prime Minister at Singha Durbar approved the amount of 3 billion Nepalese rupees – rather a round number, and... Read more

UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

UTair wins multi-type contract with oil producer Bashneft

18-Feb-2013

UTair Ufa, part of the UTair Group, has won a tender for the performance of complex of air transport operations for passengers and cargo for Bashneft. UTair Ufa will be the general contractor and organizer of air operations conducted by UTair Group companies: UTair-Helicopter Operations, UTair-Passenger Operations, UTair Express and UTair-Cargo. Transport operations for Bashneft... Read more

UTair signs Mi-8AMT financing deal with Svyazbank

UTair signs Mi-8AMT financing deal with Svyazbank

17-Feb-2013Source: UTair

[electronic translation] OJSC “Airline” UTair ” (UTair Aviation) and JSCB “Svyaz-Bank” accomplished the first deal to refinance the acquisition of three Mi-8AMT with CJSC «REGION Leasing” (part of the group of companies “regions”). “This transaction marked the beginning of our cooperation with Communication-Bank. Due to favorable financing conditions, we were able to significantly reduce the company’s costs to... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant launches Mi-171 flight trainer

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant launches Mi-171 flight trainer

14-Feb-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, announces that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, has introduced a Mi-171 simulator built by CSTS Dinamika. The flight trainer is based on an actual Mi-171 cabin and features realistic on-board systems. It can be used to... Read more

11-Feb-13 Mil Mi-171 Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan (3F)

11-Feb-13 Mil Mi-171 Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan (3F)

11-Feb-2013

Crashed into the sea on an EMS mission, killing all three on board – named as Captain Yashar Ahmadov, Senior Lieutenant Rustam Rustamov and Lieutenant Bahruz Zeynalov... Read more

Russian Helicopters details Aero India participation

Russian Helicopters details Aero India participation

4-Feb-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will exhibit some of its latest models at Aero India 2013, taking place from February 6-10 2013 in Bangalore. The company can be found in Hall A at stand 3.3. The company plans to showcase new light and... Read more

Telephonics wins follow-up contract with Kazan Helicopters

Telephonics wins follow-up contract with Kazan Helicopters

25-Jan-2013Source: Telephonics

Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), today announced a second contract from the Russian manufacturer of the world-renowned Mi-8/17 family of helicopters, Kazan Helicopters, part of the Russian Helicopters company. Telephonics will supply eighty-five (85) RDR-1600 weather avoidance search and rescue radars to Kazan for installation on the Mi-17V-5 helicopters... Read more

25-Jan-13 228 Mil Mi-171Sh Duga Resa, Croatia

25-Jan-13 228 Mil Mi-171Sh Duga Resa, Croatia

25-Jan-2013

Emergency landing at night on snow after overheating.  Stayed a while and returned to base in Zagreb.  Serial 228 to be confirmed (may possibly be 226).  Aircraft type is Mi-171Sh and not Mi-8 per the press reports.... Read more

23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

23-Jan-13 Mil Mi-8 Dudinka, Russia

23-Jan-2013

Avionics problem and pilot returned to his departure point at Dudinka.  Aircraft was operating a regular flight number 9356 on route Dudinka – Ust-Awam – n Volochanka.  No injuries to 3 crew and 12 passengers... Read more

18-Jan-13 Mil Mi-17 Timberwara, India

18-Jan-13 Mil Mi-17 Timberwara, India

18-Jan-2013

Force landing after being shot at by militants – photos here.  The hydraulic system and genrators were damaged.  1 of the 7 POB was injured... Read more

Mi-171 named in “Pride of the Fatherland” awards

Mi-171 named in “Pride of the Fatherland” awards

17-Jan-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Helicopter Mi-171 production of JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” OJSC (U-UAP), part of the holding “Russian Helicopters”, received the highest award of the competition “100 best goods of Russia” – a prize of “The Pride of the Motherland” . The award ceremony of enterprises – the winners was held on 15 January in the Government of... Read more

11-Jan-13 Mil MI-35 Myitkyina, Myanmar (3F)

11-Jan-13 Mil MI-35 Myitkyina, Myanmar (3F)

11-Jan-2013

Shot down by rebels in border region.  Army itself says “emergency landing due to engine failure”... Read more

Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion adds three Mi-171s

Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion adds three Mi-171s

8-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Vertical de Aviacion has added three Mi-8s to its fleet, believed to be part of its ongoing support flights in Afghanistan. In the last three years, US Dept of Defense has contracted the company to the value of $498 Million – see details. The three Mi-8s have been acquired pre-owned, one from South Africa and... Read more

India inducts armed Mi-17 squadron in Rajasthan

India inducts armed Mi-17 squadron in Rajasthan

8-Jan-2013Source: Zee News

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne inducting an armed Mi-17V5 helicopter squadron at Phalodi air base in Rajasthan on Monday (see full story)... Read more

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

Pawan Hans ops launched in Himachal Pradesh

7-Jan-2013Source: Jagran Post

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched Pawan Hans chopper services for the tribal areas in the state. (see full story)... Read more

Ghana’s President commissions four new Mi-171SH

Ghana’s President commissions four new Mi-171SH

7-Jan-2013Source: Viasat1

President Mahama said the arrival of the four helicopters formed part of government’s retooling exercise for the military to protect the territorial waters of Ghana and to play a leading peacekeeping role on the African continent and beyond. (see full story)  File photo Editor note – press photo here shows one coded as GHF-695... Read more

Mi-26T wins Russian Product award

Mi-26T wins Russian Product award

2-Jan-2013Source: Rostvertol

Rostvertol Plc, which is a part of Russian Helicopters – a Helicopter Engineering Holding of Russia – has become a prize-winner of Top 100 of Russian Products. The factory has won nominated as Products of Industrial and Technical Purpose for the presented export version of the Mi-26T (C). Before, this helicopter became a laureate of... Read more

Rwanda provides six helicopters for UN efforts in Sudan

Rwanda provides six helicopters for UN efforts in Sudan

1-Jan-2013Source: UNMISS

Boosting the mission’s ability to airlift personnel and supplies in South Sudan, 120 Rwandan aviation troops arrived today to join UNMISS (United Naitons Mission in Southern Sudan) in the capital Juba. The contingent brings with it six helicopters. Three arrived yesterday with 18 personnel, while the remaining helicopters are expected in coming days. Rwanda has... Read more

Russian Helicopters to build more Mi-17V-5 for Indian Air Force

Russian Helicopters to build more Mi-17V-5 for Indian Air Force

1-Jan-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Rosoboronexport and the Indian Ministry of Defence have signed an agreement on the delivery another consignment of Russia-made military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters by 2015. The agreement was signed during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India on December 24, 2012. The new consignment of Mi-17V-5 helicopters falls under a contract signed by the... Read more

26-Dec-12 Mil Mi-8 Mazzeh, Syria

26-Dec-12 Mil Mi-8 Mazzeh, Syria

26-Dec-2012

The Free Syrian Army claims to have shot down a helicopter over Mazzeh Mlitary Airport as it was shelling a residential area... Read more

25-Dec-12 Mil Mi-8MT Oleksandriia, Ukraine (5F)

25-Dec-12 Mil Mi-8MT Oleksandriia, Ukraine (5F)

25-Dec-2012

Crashed shortly after take-off, killing all five on board.  Three were the helicopter crew, two were ground handlers from the airport... Read more

21-Dec-12 RA-27003 Mil MI-8AMT Likuangole, Sudan (4F)

21-Dec-12 RA-27003 Mil MI-8AMT Likuangole, Sudan (4F)

21-Dec-2012

Shot down – four Russian nationals on board all died – named later in a UN statement as Pilot in Command Ilin Sergei, Co-Pilot Abrakov Alfir, Flight Engineer Egorov Sergei and Flight Attendant Shpanov Nikolai... Read more

Agreement signed for Mi-171 production in Brazil

Agreement signed for Mi-171 production in Brazil

19-Dec-2012Source: Rostechnologii

[Electronic translation] On Friday, December 14, “Russian Technologies” and the largest arms manufacturer in Brazil Odebrecht Defensa e Technologia signed a memorandum of technology partnership. Cooperation to the design and creation of a joint venture for the production of helicopters, air defense systems, marine engineering and other areas. The delegation of the Brazilian company Odebrecht,... Read more

Klimov to start testing new helicopter gunship engine

Klimov to start testing new helicopter gunship engine

19-Dec-2012

Klimov will soon start testing an advanced engine for attack helicopters, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said (see full story)... Read more

Tatarstan Police takes delivery of two Mi-8AMTs

Tatarstan Police takes delivery of two Mi-8AMTs

19-Dec-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, this month delivered two multirole Mi-8AMThelicopters built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to the Republic of Tatarstan Interior Ministry. The contract was signed in August 2012 and Russian Helicopters delivered on the helicopters schedule. The Mi-8AMTs will fly missions... Read more

10-Dec-12 RF-23148 Mil Mi-8 Lake Ritsa, Russia

10-Dec-12 RF-23148 Mil Mi-8 Lake Ritsa, Russia

10-Dec-2012

Heavy emergency landing, seven injured – of which two serious.... Read more

UTair and Region Leasing complete joint project

UTair and Region Leasing complete joint project

6-Dec-2012Source: UTair

UTair Aviation and REGION Leasing, part of the REGION Group, have finalized a financing agreement for the purchase of a Mi-171 helicopter. The delivery will take place in December 2012. UTair and REGION have a long history of successful cooperation on the bond and capital markets. “REGION has acted as an organizer of UTair bond... Read more

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

UTair celebrates 30 Years of Records set by female Mi-26 crew

6-Dec-2012Source: UTair

December 4 marks the 30 year anniversary of the first all female helicopter crew at Tyumen Civil Aviation, the original airline from which UTair Aviation was born. UTair takes special pride in celebrating this special date in its history and the history of the domestic helicopter industry. The all woman crew, headed by well-known pilot... Read more

Kazakhstan asks French satellite experts to help find missing Mi-8

Kazakhstan asks French satellite experts to help find missing Mi-8

28-Nov-2012Source: TengriNews

Kazakhstan has applied to French experts asking them to help in the search for the missing helicopter with 8 crew members on board – which was patrolling an oil pipeline (see full story) HeliHub.com has a safety data page at 24-Nov-12 Mil Mi-8 Kazakhstan where we will add other details as they emerge... Read more

Russia delivers first Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russia delivers first Mi-171 to Indonesia

28-Nov-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, has made its first civil medium multirole Mi-171 helicopter delivery to Indonesia. One of the largest mining companies acquired this certificated Mi-171 built by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The new medium multirole Mi-171 can be deployed in various... Read more

27-Nov-12 Mil Mi-17 Aleppo, Syria

27-Nov-12 Mil Mi-17 Aleppo, Syria

27-Nov-2012

Syrian AF Mi-17 was hit by surface to air missile, continued flying but crashed minutes later.  Two YouTube clips show situation – see this one first, then this one.  Casualties unknown... Read more

Fourth batch of Mi-35 helicopters arrives in Azerbaijan

Fourth batch of Mi-35 helicopters arrives in Azerbaijan

25-Nov-2012Source: Helihub.com

The fourth of six shipments of four Mi-35M heilcopters has arrived in Azerbaijan this week.  The first shipment was sent in December 2011, with a further two in April and August  of this year.  The last two are scheduled for March and June 2013. Each helicopter carries a pilot, co-pilot and up to 10 troops.... Read more

UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

UTair staff and helicopters flee Congo conflict zone

25-Nov-2012Source: UTair

Staff and helicopters of “Airline” UTair »(UTair Aviation) were evacuated from the airport of Goma (DRC) due to a conflict in the region. Within a few hours after taking off from Goma Mi-8AMT “UTair” and Mi-8 MTV of “Nefteyugansk United Air” (part of “UTair”), the city was seized by armed rebels. Helicopters and crew made a stopover... Read more

24-Nov-12 UP-M1829 Mil Mi-8 Dostyk, Kazakhstan

24-Nov-12 UP-M1829 Mil Mi-8 Dostyk, Kazakhstan

24-Nov-2012

Euro-Asia Airlines Mi-8 reported missing and not found five days later.  The helicopter took off on November 24 at 08.30 to fly over the Ushara-Dostyk section of the Atasu – Alashankow oil pipeline – but did not land at Dostyk at 12.30 as expected – and crashed nr Dostyk.  The helicopter had significant damages with... Read more

22-Nov-12 Mil Mi-8 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

22-Nov-12 Mil Mi-8 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

22-Nov-2012

Emergency landing after helicopter damaged in bird strike... Read more

17-Nov-12 Mil Mi-2 Ivanovo, Russia (2F)

17-Nov-12 Mil Mi-2 Ivanovo, Russia (2F)

17-Nov-2012

2 killed when helicopter crashed into forest... Read more

17-Nov-12 RA-22343 Mil Mi-8 Sedelnikovo, Russia

17-Nov-12 RA-22343 Mil Mi-8 Sedelnikovo, Russia

17-Nov-2012

Turned over onto its side when landing.  Beyond that, reports differ – in particular the company press release and the initial investigation reports and local press.  Some say conditions were gusty, others say low visibility – one report has photo of wreckage with snow falling.  Some say  17 passengers and 3 crew – of which... Read more

16-Nov-12 Mil Mi-17 Al-Ghota Al-Sharqeya, Syria (5F)

16-Nov-12 Mil Mi-17 Al-Ghota Al-Sharqeya, Syria (5F)

16-Nov-2012

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a Mi-17 helicopter... Read more

Russian Helicopters details participation at AirShow China

Russian Helicopters details participation at AirShow China

13-Nov-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, an Oboronprom company and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will showcase models including the Ansat, Ka-226T and new-look Mi-171A2 at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition. The Russian Helicopters display at stand A1 1B in hall 1 will show the medium multirole Mi-8/17 range, including the Mi-171(E) which is already popular in China. The company will also exhibit... Read more

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