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Ukraine company Aviakon has recently been conducting some flight tests of a the Mi-8MTV fitted with the new TV3-117VMA-SBM1V engine model, in association with engine manufacturer Motor Sich.Â The TVZ-117VMA-SBM1V is based on turboprop engine TVZ-117VMA-SBM1 used by the Antonov AN-140 regional aircraft, and adapted for helicopter use – the “V” suffix relates to the… Read more »
Ukraine’s Minister of Emergency Situations Nestor Shufrych has announced that a Mil Mi-2 helicopter has been allocated to a summer SAR role for the Sea of Azov.Â This 14,500 square mile sea is bordered by Ukraine to the north and Russia to the south and south-east. The helicopter will fly in daylight hours only from… Read more »
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the worldâ€™s largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, recently announced Avcon Jet of Vienna, Austria, as its new sales representative for JSSI throughout Eastern Europe and Russia. JSSI continues to focus on expanding its business in Europe and recognizes Avcon Jetâ€™s strong customer… Read more »
Iran and Ukraine have reportedly reached an agreement to manufacture the AK1-3 ultra-light multi-purpose helicopter in Iran, according to an Iranian official.
Iran has signed an agreement with a Ukrainian company to transfer technology for helicopter manufacturing to the Islamic Republic, an Iranian Air Industries official announced on Monday.