Far Eastern Air and Emergency Rescue Center received a new fleet of Mi-8 helicopter, which has already arrived in Khabarovsk.
"Profits from the Kazan helicopter plant has a unique modification, specifically designed for search and rescue operations. He will be based in Yakutia, and if necessary, fly to other regions of the Far East," — said in a statement.
In addition, the new Mi-8 is equipped with a powerful searchlight, with which at night can be lighted area search and rescue or emergency zone in either direction, as well as selecting a location for a safe landing at night.
At the same time, a specialized "helicopters" equipped with advanced aviation equipment for more precise control of the aircraft in the air.
This is the second such Mi-8 coming into service of the Far Eastern rescuers. To date, the disposal of the regional aviation center MOE has already 7 helicopters Mi-8.
"In the coming years, we expect a few new arrivals of aircraft. This will expand the boundaries of the presence of aircraft Emergencies in the Far Eastern region," — the report says.
Currently, pilots are constantly Emergency alert in Kamchatka, Yakutia, Primorye and Khabarovsk Krai. In 2013 it is planned to create a special aviation unit in the Sakhalin region, and in 2014 — in Magadan.
The Mi-8 is a major part of helicopter aviation grouping Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. It is powered by two turboprop engines, the crew — 3 people. Maximum speed — 250 km / h It is used for aerial reconnaissance, rescue workers at the place of landing emergency, evacuation from the area of accidents and natural disasters.