Russia for the first time Indonesia has set a multi-purpose helicopter Mi-171, told reporters on Tuesday the official representative of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" Roman Kirillov.
"Helicopter holding company" Helicopters of Russia "has delivered the first of a new middle civilian multipurpose Mi-171 helicopters to Indonesia. In October 2012 one of the largest mining companies in the country has acquired a certified civilian Mi-171 helicopter produced by JSC" Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant "," — Kirillov said.
Delivered in Indonesia helicopter is equipped with modern navigation equipment and additional radio equipment in Russia and abroad, providing a modern safety and better performance.
E-171 may be used under various climatic conditions in a wide temperature range. "This is an important competitive advantage has been one of the key when choosing a contemporary Russian helicopters for use in Indonesia," — said Kirillov.
He added that cooperation with partners from holding Indonesia is actively developing. "Now the Indonesian customer is considering buying an additional batch of civil helicopters produced in Russia", — said Kirill.
"According to experts, the Asia-Pacific region will be the main driver of demand for helicopters. Total in the region registered more than 1.2 thousand Russian-made helicopters, more than 700 — Helicopters MI-8/17, while in Indonesia prior to the current Delivery operated about 20 such helicopters, but military use. "Helicopters of Russia" in the lead on this measure, while its nearest competitors such as Sikorsky and AgustaWestland, in the region operate on 500 and 400 cars respectively, "- said the representative of the holding.
Civilian helicopter Mi-171 is made of "Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant" within the holding company "Helicopters of Russia". Helicopters Mi-171 is used for the transportation of passengers and freight, in exploration and patrol, fire fighting and offshore transportation (flights over the sea on oil rigs)