Holding "Helicopters of Russia" (a subsidiary of "Oboronprom" entering the State Corporation Rostekhnadzor) has put the Russian airline "SKOL" two new certified transport helicopters Mi-171.
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Mi-171 manufactured by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (JSC "U-UAP"), part of "Russian Helicopters". Delivery of machines equipped with special lifting and handling equipment: flatbed boom with winch for lifting loads up to 150 kg, as well as a set of external load carrying capacity up to 4000 kg. In addition, to increase the comfort and safety of the pilots seat installed energy-Fischer.
The airline's fleet "SKOL" consists of various modifications Mi-8/17 helicopters (including middle Mi-171, Mi-8AMT and Mi-8 MTV), and heavy Mi-26T, which are often used in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions UN worldwide. Helicopters are used for transportation of goods, medicines, supplies, passengers and humanitarian aid. Among previous deliveries to airlines' SKOL "three Mi-171: two were delivered in 2009, another one — in 2010.
It is predicted that the new helicopters will allow airlines' SKOL "consolidate the position and increase its share in the international air transport market that values high performance characteristics of helicopters, as well as their reliability and favorable value for money. The airline plans to increase the fleet of Mi-171 helicopters, and now into the possibility of signing new supply contracts with the holding company "Helicopters of Russia".