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Mil Mi-34C1 – order for ten from UTair

Mil Mi-34C1 – order for ten from UTair

23-May-2011Source: UTair

May 19 in Moscow at the exhibition HeliRussia 2011 an agreement was signed between OAO UTair »(UTair Aviation) and JSC” Helicopters of Russia “on the production and delivery of ten Mi-34S1. Start delivery expected in 2012. According to the preliminary agreement between UTair and Helicopters of Russia ‘, possibly increasing the number of purchased Mi-34S1... Read more

Goodrich selected for Mi-34C1 upgrade program

Goodrich selected for Mi-34C1 upgrade program

19-May-2011Source: Goodrich

Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Russian Helicopters, JSC to provide the main rotor actuator and hydraulic power supply for its upgraded Mi-34C1 light helicopter. The agreement includes research and development, original equipment supply and aftermarket support for both units. Prototypes for flight tests have already been produced by Goodrich’s Actuation Systems business... Read more

Russian Helicopters ready to deliver first batch of three Mi-171s to Peru

Russian Helicopters ready to deliver first batch of three Mi-171s to Peru

13-May-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters is set to deliver 3 Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Peru. The helicopters will be manufactured by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) under a FSUE Rosoboronexport contract. The delivery is pursuant to a contract signed in 2010. The latter provides for the delivery of 6 Mi-171Sh military transports to Peru. The... Read more

13-May-11 Mil Mi-8 Bahadurpura, India (4F)

13-May-11 Mil Mi-8 Bahadurpura, India (4F)

13-May-2011

A Border Security Force helicopter crashed in Sirohi district of Rajasthan killing the pilot and three others. The helicopter crashed at 3 pm near Bahadurpura village. A team of officials from Mount Abu reached the crash site and all the bodies, which are badly burnt, have been recovered.  The killed are identifed as pilot Colonel... Read more

11-May-11 209 Mil Mi-17 Paroon, Afghanistan

11-May-11 209 Mil Mi-17 Paroon, Afghanistan

11-May-2011

Crashed into a tree in Paroon, Nuristan, while four helicopters were landing inside a compound of National Directorate of Security, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr said... Read more

Afghans graduate from first Mi-17 “Train the trainer” course

Afghans graduate from first Mi-17 “Train the trainer” course

9-May-2011Source: US Air Force

Seven Afghan Mi-17 instructors graduated from the first Mi-17 “Train the Trainer” upgrade course May 4 taught by AAF and U.S. Air Force instructors at the Afghanistan Premier Flight Training Center here. “Afghan aircrew instructors are pivotal to growing independent combat flying forces, ultimately leading to a self sustaining air force,” said Maj. Sam Kraemer, who... Read more

Indian military to wet lease six Mi-17s

Indian military to wet lease six Mi-17s

9-May-2011Source: Telegraph India

Six new Mi-17 helicopters could be making sorties to rebel hotbeds like Chattisgarh’s Abujhmad and Bengal’s Lalgarh by August, ministry sources said. The helicopters will be “wet leased”.... Read more

Indian Air Force embarassment as two VVIP Mi-17s “go tech”

Indian Air Force embarassment as two VVIP Mi-17s “go tech”

6-May-2011

Two Mi-17 helicopters deployed to ferry defence minister A K Antony and his high-level entourage to forward areas in Rajasthan developed technical snags, one after the other, on Monday.... Read more

India’s State of Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans

India’s State of Meghalaya suspends Pawan Hans

1-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Media reports are saying that the Indian state of Meghalaya, in the north east of the country, have suspended Pawan Hans helicopter services in the state with immediate effect.  This follows the crash of one of their Mi-17s on 19th April killing 17, and controversy surrounding one of their new AS350B3s which was reported missing... Read more

Pawan Hans rejects allegations about airworthiness of fleet

Pawan Hans rejects allegations about airworthiness of fleet

26-Apr-2011Source: Domain-B

Under the spotlight, state-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL), has rubbished allegations made by the Arunachal Pradesh state government about the airworthiness of its fleet.... Read more

India appoints committee of inquiry for fatal accident at Tawang

India appoints committee of inquiry for fatal accident at Tawang

26-Apr-2011Source: Indian Press Information Bureau

The Government has appointed a Committee of Inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to Inquire into the circumstances of accident of Pawan Hans helicopter at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on April 19, 2011. The Committee comprises following members: Air Commodore (Retd.) Rai Krishan              – Member Wing Commander (Retd.) Rabinder Singh      – Member Shri... Read more

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medevac milestone

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medevac milestone

24-Apr-2011Source: US Air Force

A combined team of Afghan air force and coalition members conducted the first dedicated Mi-17 medical evacuation mission April 11 here. The team moved an Afghan National Army officer, who incurred a compound leg fracture, from Camp Bastion back to Kandahar. The planning for the inaugural mission began one month ago when Afghan air force... Read more

SkyBooks now supports Mi-8s and Mi-17s

SkyBooks now supports Mi-8s and Mi-17s

20-Apr-2011Source: SkyBooks

SkyBOOKS, Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and affiliate of Bell Helicopter, announced the expansion of its electronic maintenance tracking capability for Russian Mi helicopters. SkyBOOKS now provides maintenance tracking coverage for the MI-8 and MI-17 series helicopters to meet the ever expanding needs of its global customer base. “SkyBOOKS allows customers to spend... Read more

Pawan Hans Mi-17 crashes, killing 17

Pawan Hans Mi-17 crashes, killing 17

19-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com adds a separate page for every reported incident, including details of the particular helicopter and links to online reports of the event. see 19-Apr-11 Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (17F)... Read more

19-Apr-11 VT-PHF Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (18F)

19-Apr-11 VT-PHF Mil Mi-17 Tawang, India (18F)

19-Apr-2011

Mi-17 hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India’s remote northeast, killing 17 people [later revised to 18 after another passenger died].  It was on a regular passenger service from Guwahati.  See also HeliHub.com story on appointment of a committee of inquiry... Read more

Аtlas Taxi Aereo to create Mi-171 support centre in Brazil

Аtlas Taxi Aereo to create Mi-171 support centre in Brazil

15-Apr-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, the helicopter industry holding and a part of UIC Oboronprom, have signed an agreement with the Brazilian commercial helicopter operator Аtlas Taxi Aereo (a subsidiary of Qualy Group Brasil) for the creation of a Mi-171A1 support centre in Brazil. Such a centre will help improve the airworthiness of Russian rotorcraft in Brazil and... Read more

Qualy Group appointed dealer for Mi-34C1 in Brazil

Qualy Group appointed dealer for Mi-34C1 in Brazil

15-Apr-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters and the Brazilian investment group Qualy Group Brasil have signed a Cooperation Agreement for the promotion of the Mi-34C1 helicopter pursuant to a dealership agreement. The document provides for the possible delivery of 150 new light Russian Mi-34C1 helicopters before 2023. Qualy representatives think the new light Mi-34C1 may prove interesting to commercial... Read more

US trained AAF pilots advance in Mi-17 course, designated co-pilots

US trained AAF pilots advance in Mi-17 course, designated co-pilots

13-Apr-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

The first two Afghan air force helicopter pilots to complete basic aviator training in the U.S. recently became qualified as co-pilots in the Mi-17 helicopter, the focal point of the AAF’s rotary-wing force. The qualification marks a major milestone for the duo now nearing the half-way point in their Mi-17 training. In order to receive... Read more

13-Apr-11 Mil Mi-24 Khartoum, Sudan (1F)

13-Apr-11 Mil Mi-24 Khartoum, Sudan (1F)

13-Apr-2011

Sudanese Air Force Mi-24 attempting to take off from the military airport in Khartoum crashed on Wednesday morning, killing one of three people on board after an engine caught fire, the army said.... Read more

09-Apr-11 854 Mil Mi-24 Brega region, Libya (3F)

09-Apr-11 854 Mil Mi-24 Brega region, Libya (3F)

9-Apr-2011

Shot down by pro-Gadaffi troops.  A second helicopter was also shot down and has a separate entry in HeliHub accident data... Read more

04-Apr-11 KAF-1103 Mil Mi-17 Juja, Kenya

04-Apr-11 KAF-1103 Mil Mi-17 Juja, Kenya

4-Apr-2011

Kenya military spokesman said “The crew was on normal routine training when it reported a mechanical problem. The crew jumped out after it touched the ground. It then burst into flames”... Read more

Kandahar Airfield Fire Dept takes part in a Mi-17 Exercise

Kandahar Airfield Fire Dept takes part in a Mi-17 Exercise

29-Mar-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

On March 24, NATO Fire officials and members of Kandahar Air Wing participated in a real-time fire exercise evaluating the fire department’s proficiency in responding to a Mi-17 aircraft crash. Using the KAF Mi-17 allowed officials to simulate a helicopter crash scenario while undergoing a NATO unit compliance inspection. The scenario was a high-impact crash... Read more

Twelve graduate AAF Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course

Twelve graduate AAF Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course

28-Mar-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

Twelve Afghan Air Force Airmen graduated from the Mi-17 helicopter engine and body maintenance course at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul, Afghanistan March 26, marking just the second time AAF troops completed the training. Split into separate one month units consisting of classroom based familiarization and practical, hands-on application, the course, totaling over... Read more

Iraq Mi-171 advisor pilots provide training – day or night

Iraq Mi-171 advisor pilots provide training – day or night

20-Mar-2011Source: NATO Training Mission

A dozen Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air helicopter pilots are working day and night to ensure their Iraqi counterparts are trained and equipped to conduct missions that will ensure safety and security within the country. At home, most of the American advisors provide security, passenger airlift and helicopter training on UH-1N and UH-1H Huey helicopters.... Read more

Afghan Mi-17 instructor pilot trains student for first time

Afghan Mi-17 instructor pilot trains student for first time

17-Mar-2011Source: US military

An Afghan air force Mi-17 transport helicopter instructor pilot recently trained an AAF student pilot on flying procedures at the AAF training center in Shindand, marking the first time an AAF Mi-17 IP served as chief instructor for an Afghan pilot. The achievement registers another milestone for the developing training center that Afghan officials see... Read more

15-Mar-11 RA-24436 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

15-Mar-11 RA-24436 Mil Mi-8 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

15-Mar-2011

Landed on helipad, rolled over to one side and burst into flames... Read more

ARINC awarded $41M contract for Mi-17 work in Iraq

ARINC awarded $41M contract for Mi-17 work in Iraq

6-Mar-2011Source: US DoD

ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, Annapolis, Md., was awarded on Feb. 28 a $41,722,209 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for one year of contractor logistics services option for the MI-17 aircraft. Work will be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. The... Read more

06-Mar-11 Mil Mi-24 Ras Lanuf, Libya

06-Mar-11 Mil Mi-24 Ras Lanuf, Libya

6-Mar-2011

Libyan Air Force helicopter shot down by rebels and fell into the sea... Read more

Russian Helicopters detail Heli-Expo 2011 presence

Russian Helicopters detail Heli-Expo 2011 presence

5-Mar-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a part of UIC Oboronprom, showcased its lineup at HELI-EXPO 2011 (stand 628) in Orlando, FL. The models on are potentially the most suitable and attractive for the North American market – the medium multi-role Mi-8/17, the coaxial Ka-32A11BC, the highly maneuverable light Mi-34C1, and the multi-role special ops (including operations in thin... Read more

01-Mar-11 Mil Mi-8 Baikit Airport, Russia

01-Mar-11 Mil Mi-8 Baikit Airport, Russia

1-Mar-2011

Mil Mi-8 helicopter made an emergency landing at Baikit Airport in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk territory after its engine malfunctioned... Read more

Azerbaijan buys 24 Mi-35M attack helicopters

Azerbaijan buys 24 Mi-35M attack helicopters

25-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Azerbaijan continues its military build up with the purchase of 24 Mi-35M attack helicopters for its Army.  Russian company Rostvertol has revealed that it signed a deal in September-October 2010, General Director Boris Slyusar said yesterday. The agreement came to light as the general director announced Rostvertol’s 2010 trading figures, which showed a net profit... Read more

Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

Finland to donate two Mi-8s to international crisis management

24-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Finland is donating its last two Soviet-built Mi-8s to international crisis management activities, and discussed options with several other countries. The likely recipient is Hungary, which is expected to deploy the helicopters in Afghanistan. The Finnish donation would be part of the Multinational Helicopter Initiative (MHI), which was set up three years ago by the... Read more

Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter fleet grounded

Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter fleet grounded

16-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter has been grounded following a fatal crash yesterday – see HeliHub.com safety report at 15-Feb-11 Mil Mi-28N Budyonnovsk, Russia (1F).  A Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman said the crash of the Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopter occurred Tuesday in the Budyennovsk district of the Stavropol region. Reports vary on... Read more

15-Feb-11 Mil Mi-28N Budyonnovsk, Russia (1F)

15-Feb-11 Mil Mi-28N Budyonnovsk, Russia (1F)

15-Feb-2011

A Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopter made a rough emergency landing in the Budyonnovsk district in Russia’s southern Stavropol territory on Tuesday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman…  Pilot died later same day in hospital... Read more

Operator Vertical-T meets Russian and Afghan business communities

Operator Vertical-T meets Russian and Afghan business communities

11-Feb-2011Source: Vertical-T

Air Company VERTICAL-T has taken part in negotiations between Russian and Afghanistan business communities’ representatives of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, involving the Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. During negotiations, the main point was the cooperation development in trade and economy between Russia and Afghanistan. The following branches of the Afghanistan economy were... Read more

Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

9-Feb-2011Source: Rosoboronexport

At Aero India 2011 Rosoboronexport offers its foreign customers a wide range of helicopter systems. In recent years exports of Russian rotary-wing aircraft have been steadily growing. Amongst the most popular export items one finds a family of the Mi-17 military helicopters, being delivered these days also to the Indian Air Force. Proven and effective... Read more

Rosoboronexport outlines participation at Aero India

Rosoboronexport outlines participation at Aero India

7-Feb-2011Source: Rosoboronexport

The 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011, which is one of the biggest among such events in Asia, is hosted at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in the suburbs of Bangaluru from 9th to 13th February 2011. The Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosoboronexport, a regular participant in the air... Read more

Defense Technology Inc may protest Russian helicopter deal

Defense Technology Inc may protest Russian helicopter deal

6-Feb-2011Source: Reuters

A small Alabama-based firm is gearing up to protest the Army’s plan to hand an exclusive helicopter contract to a Russian government agency, saying it can do the job quicker and cheaper if it is allowed to compete.... Read more

05-Feb-11 RF-00854 Mil Mi-2 Kalmukia, Russia (2F)

05-Feb-11 RF-00854 Mil Mi-2 Kalmukia, Russia (2F)

5-Feb-2011

Crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off at 1900hrs – after emergency landing earlier in the day (see separate incident page here) and subsequent repairs.  Pilot and passenger killed.... Read more

05-Feb-11 RF-00854 Mil Mi-2 Kalmukia, Russia

05-Feb-11 RF-00854 Mil Mi-2 Kalmukia, Russia

5-Feb-2011

Emergency landing due to engine problems.  Later repaired but helicopter crashed fatally on subsequent take-off (see separate incident page here)... Read more

New heli hangar opens – largest free-span building in Middle East

New heli hangar opens – largest free-span building in Middle East

30-Jan-2011Source: US Forces

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Army Aviation Command celebrated the construction of a 15-meter tall and 76-meter long Mi-17 helicopter hangar and maintenance facility Jan. 17 with a dedication ceremony at Camp Taji. The Mi-17 hangar, the largest free-span building in the Middle East, will provide all the space that the Iraqi Army Aviation Command needs... Read more

Hurricane-I missile pod developed for Peruvian Army Mi-17s

Hurricane-I missile pod developed for Peruvian Army Mi-17s

27-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Casanave Industrial Development, in association with the 1st Army Aviation Brigade of Peru, has developed a missle pod system for the MI-17-1B The system, called Hurricane-I is operational on Mi-17 helicopters assigned to counter-insurgency operations in the valley of the Ene and Apurimac rivers.  It includes the HMP-250 Helicopter Machine-gun Pods made by Herstal in... Read more

Ecuadorian military takes delivery of two Mi-171Es

Ecuadorian military takes delivery of two Mi-171Es

27-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In a recent ceremony, the Russian Ambassador in Quito, Yan Burliay, handed over two Mi-171E transport helicopters to the Ecuadorian Army.  This follows a contract between the Ministry of Defense of Ecuador and Rosoboronexport, reported as the first such contract in the history of Russian-Ecuadorian relations. The value of the deal was around $22 million.... Read more

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

27-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Bulgarian Air Force, already well known to be short of cash, is to sell 12 helicopters – six Mi-17s and six Mi-24 gunships.  The funds raised will then be used to refurbish and upgrade a further six of each type. In the last couple of years, Bulgaria has taken delivery of twelve AS532 Cougar... Read more

First US trained Afghan pilots begin Mi-17 qualification course

First US trained Afghan pilots begin Mi-17 qualification course

27-Jan-2011Source: NTM-A

The first two Afghan Air Force helicopter pilots to complete basic pilot training in the U.S. recently began the “Initial Mi-17 Qualification Course” meant to convert them into Mi-17 helicopter pilots at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul. A hybrid of Croatian and U.S. helicopter training syllabi, the course is a six-month evolution that... Read more

26-Jan-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni, Afghanistan

26-Jan-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni, Afghanistan

26-Jan-2011

NATO says a coalition helicopter has landed on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.  No injuries.  Report from Poland quotes that “the helicopter was spinning on its axis” and fell to the ground, sustaining heavy damage.... Read more

UN to give helicopters back to India by June

UN to give helicopters back to India by June

25-Jan-2011Source: Hindustan Times

The helicopters that are being called back have to undergo overhauling, including the changing the UN colours. The Indian Air Force has 11 Mi-17s and eight Mi-35s in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Sudan, the IAF has deployed six M-17s.... Read more

Iraq Army adds four Mi-171E helicopters to inventory

Iraq Army adds four Mi-171E helicopters to inventory

25-Jan-2011Source: US Air Force

The Iraq Army Aviation Command accepted delivery of four new Mi-171E helicopters at its headquarters in Taji, as two were delivered Jan. 16 followed two more Jan. 23. This latest delivery brings Iraq Army Aviation Command’s total inventory of Mi-171E helicopters to 14, as part of a foreign-military-sales purchase made by the Iraqi Ministry of... Read more

Milestone for Afghan Air Force means better trained pilots

Milestone for Afghan Air Force means better trained pilots

21-Jan-2011Source: US Air Force

The Afghan air force reached a new milestone with the opening of the pilot training program recently here. The first Afghan pilots began their eight-week instruction course early in January with a four-day academic schedule before beginning flight instruction on the Mi-17 Hip H. “We are helping the Afghans develop a training program that’s going... Read more

19-Jan-11 Mil Mi-8 Teykovskogo, Russia

19-Jan-11 Mil Mi-8 Teykovskogo, Russia

19-Jan-2011

Crashed from hovering at 5m, helicopter ended up on its side.  Three occupants, one of which was hospitalized... Read more

Afghan Air Force begins first local Mi-17 overhaul

Afghan Air Force begins first local Mi-17 overhaul

18-Jan-2011Source: NTM-A

The Afghan air force transported a Mi-17 helicopter to Afghanistan Rotary Logistics at the Kabul International Airport, Jan. 16, as part of the implementation of the AAF’s first local maintenance overhaul. Due to an inability to extensively refurbish aircraft within the confines of Afghanistan, the AAF has until now been forced to ship aircraft to... Read more

Hungary upgrading two or three Mi-17s for Afghan use

Hungary upgrading two or three Mi-17s for Afghan use

14-Jan-2011Source: Defense News

Hungary will upgrade at least two and possibly three Mi-17 helicopters with the aim of deploying them for two years to Afghanistan.... Read more

Poland takes delivery of three Mi-17s for Afghanistan ops

Poland takes delivery of three Mi-17s for Afghanistan ops

7-Jan-2011Source: Polska Times

The Polish Air Force have taken delivery of the first three Mi-17s from an order for five, all of which they intend operating in Afghanistan.  The three were delivered by airfreight to Wroclaw.... Read more

2nd Mi-38 prototype completes 800 mile Kazan-Moscow flight

2nd Mi-38 prototype completes 800 mile Kazan-Moscow flight

6-Jan-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

The No.2 prototype of the new civil medium-class passenger/transport Mi-38 helicopter accomplished the first long-haul flight. Mi-38 took off in Kazan, where the manufacturer, Kazan Helicopters, is situated. It covered over 800 km and arrived in Moscow to continue testing program at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, designer of this rotorcraft. Kazan-Moscow flight also makes part... Read more

721st AEAS airmen continue Iraqi mentoring

721st AEAS airmen continue Iraqi mentoring

5-Jan-2011Source: US Forces - Iraq

TAJI — As part of American efforts in Iraq to continue strengthening a long-term partnership, Airmen assigned to the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron train, advise and assist the Iraqi Army Aviation Command with all helicopter operations here. “The air advisors are applying their technical skill and knowledge in a whole new way, and it’s... Read more

Shareholding consolidation among Russian factories

Shareholding consolidation among Russian factories

5-Jan-2011Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, JSC, that makes part of UIC Oboronprom, consolidated control stock of all Russia’s rotorcraft-building enterprises, thus finalizing main formation stages of united Russian holding that deals in helicopter design, manufacture and servicing. Within the scope of the final stage Russian Helicopter acquired 1,202,973,854 ordinary registered shares of Rostvertol, PLS bringing its ownership of... Read more

CSTS Dinamika completes two Mi-8MTV-5 simulators for Russian military

CSTS Dinamika completes two Mi-8MTV-5 simulators for Russian military

22-Dec-2010Source: AEX

CSTS Dinamika completed assembly of two full flight simulators crew multipurpose transport helicopter Mi-8MTV-5... Read more

Kandahar Air Wing completes first Mi-17 200-hour inspection

Kandahar Air Wing completes first Mi-17 200-hour inspection

20-Dec-2010Source: NTM-A

The Kandahar Air Wing recently completed its first 200-hour maintenance phase inspection on an Mi-17/172 helicopter. A three-person Afghan Training Team from Kabul and NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan advisors taught KAW’s maintainers how to conduct the 200-hour phase inspection – what to do, what to look for and how to document their findings and corrective... Read more

19-Dec-10 RA-24655 Mil Mi-8 Yamal, Russia (1F)

19-Dec-10 RA-24655 Mil Mi-8 Yamal, Russia (1F)

19-Dec-2010

There were 15 passengers and three crewmembers aboard the helicopter. “The passengers received injuries of various degree of gravity while the crew commander was killed,”... Read more

Russia to start Mi-38 production in 2013 after PW127 engine supply resolved

Russia to start Mi-38 production in 2013 after PW127 engine supply resolved

17-Dec-2010Source: Flightglobal

Russian Helicopters says it will begin production of the Mi-38 utility transport helicopter in 2013, after resolving engine supply issues with Pratt & Whitney Canada.... Read more

First of 80 Mi-17s for Indian military expected March 2011

First of 80 Mi-17s for Indian military expected March 2011

14-Dec-2010Source: Press Information Bureau

A contract for the procurement of 80 Mi 17-V5 helicopters along with spares and the associated equipment was signed between Ministry of Defence and M/s Rosoboronexport, Russia on 5th December 2008 at a cost of US $ 1,345,836,495.83. The Mi-17-V5 helicopters will be utilised for Special Heliborne Operations, air-maintenance, transportation of troops and equipment, search... Read more

14-Dec-10 Mil Mi-26 Jammu, India

14-Dec-10 Mil Mi-26 Jammu, India

14-Dec-2010

The Mi-26 chopper carrying defence personnel took off from the technical airport at Satwari and crashed within minutes of take off at 0950 hours, defence spokesperson Lt Col Viplov Nath said.... Read more

11-Dec-10 VT-PHF Mil MI-172 Assam, India

11-Dec-10 VT-PHF Mil MI-172 Assam, India

11-Dec-2010

Emergency landing due to fog... Read more

Russian Helicopters add more details on offshore Mi-171 contract

Russian Helicopters add more details on offshore Mi-171 contract

7-Dec-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

[HeliHub.com ran a story on the sale of these helicopters prior to Russian Helicopters issuing this press release] The Russian multi-role Mi-171A1, manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding company, won the tender of Brazil national oil company Petrobras to operate in the Amazon Basin. Brazilian operators bid in... Read more

Atlas to operate first Russian-built helicopters in Brazil’s civil market

Atlas to operate first Russian-built helicopters in Brazil’s civil market

6-Dec-2010Source: Logitec

The Brazilian helicopter company Atlas Air Taxi Aereo has just confirmed that it signed a contract with Moscow’s JSC Russian Helicopters agency on 25 Nov 2010 for two Mil Mi-171A1 transport helicopters. Including a considerable guarantee and training services, the deal will represent the Brazilian civil market’s first commercial use of a Russian aircraft. Negotiations... Read more

First US trained helicopter pilots return to Afghanistan

First US trained helicopter pilots return to Afghanistan

6-Dec-2010Source: US Air Force

First Lieutenants Abdul Saboor Amin and Ahmad Fawad Haidari became the first two Afghan Air Force helicopter pilots to successfully complete language and pilot training in the United States, recently returning to begin Mi-17 conversion training at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul, Afghanistan. The only two candidates out of 62 who were able... Read more

Second Mi-38 prototype flies

Second Mi-38 prototype flies

3-Dec-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

Kazan/2 December 2010 – OP-2, the second prototype of the new Mi-38 helicopter built by Moscow Mil Helicopter Plant JSC and Kazan Helicopters JSC, the subsidiaries of the Russian Helicopters holding company, has achieved its first flight. The test program that was started is proceeding well according to Kazan Helicopters specialists: the helicopter has already... Read more

RAF reviews first year of Merlin ops in Afghanistan

RAF reviews first year of Merlin ops in Afghanistan

30-Nov-2010Source: RAF

From Benson to Bastion – today the Royal Air Force Merlin Force marked their first anniversary on Operation HERRICK. Following transportation to Afghanistan, re-assembly and pre-flight checks, the Merlin Force officially declared that they were ready for operational flying on the front line a full year ago. The Merlins have spent those twelve months transporting... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant expects to produce 75 Mi-171s this year

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant expects to produce 75 Mi-171s this year

28-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The Managing Director of Ulan-Ude aviation plant, Leonid White, said this week that he expects the plant to produce a total of 75 Mi-171s in 2010, an impressive 25% increase on the 2009 figure of 60. The Mi-171 can transport a maximum of 37 passengers, although frequently a mixed passenger/cargo configuration is used. Currently, countries... Read more

Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

26-Nov-2010Source: Strategy Page

Russia has offered a collection of weapons, for free, to Lebanon. This will include six Mi-24 helicopter gunships, 31 T-72 tanks, 36 130-millimeter artillery and 500,000 rounds of ammunition for artillery Lebanon already has.... Read more

Canadian military leasing Russian Mi-17 helos in Afghanistan

Canadian military leasing Russian Mi-17 helos in Afghanistan

25-Nov-2010

Canadian media is reporting that the Canadian Ministry of Defence has quietly leased a bunch of Russian helicopters to use in southern Afghanistan.... Read more

25-Nov-10 RA-22376 Mil Mi-8 Omsk Region, Russia (7F)

25-Nov-10 RA-22376 Mil Mi-8 Omsk Region, Russia (7F)

25-Nov-2010

Helicopter was in landing phase. 7 killed, 3 injured... Read more

China plans to buy fourth fire-fighting Mil Mi-26TC

China plans to buy fourth fire-fighting Mil Mi-26TC

24-Nov-2010Source: AVE

China is also interested in the Kamov Ka32A11BC and is in talks on possible supply of a large batch of these machines for use in rescue missions and for fire fighting.... Read more

19-Nov-10 Mil Mi-17 Bomdir, India (12F)

19-Nov-10 Mil Mi-17 Bomdir, India (12F)

19-Nov-2010

All 12 armed forces personnel on board an IAF MI-17 helicopter were killed when it crashed minutes after take-off from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.... Read more

US GAO explains Mi-17 preference to Sikorsky

US GAO explains Mi-17 preference to Sikorsky

16-Nov-2010Source: CTnow

The Pentagon argued that Afghani pilots already know how to fly Mi-17s because of the lengthy Soviet occupation, and that training them on new helicopters would take years.... Read more

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