UTair Orders 50 Mi-8AMT, 22-Jul-21 : #MAKS2021 UTair signed for 50 Mi-8AMT at MAKS-2021. UTair is the largest operator of Russian helicopters and already operates +100 aircraft of the modern Mi-17 family
Mi-171А2 Certified in Vietnam, 30-Jun-21 : #Vietnam Vietnam Civil Aviation (CAAV) granted type certificate to the Russian Mi-171A2 helicopter. The latest variant of the Mi-8/17 has been validated by India, Colombia, South Korea and now Vietnam. China, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to follow.
60th Anniversary of Mi-8 Helicopter, 26-Jun-21 : #history The Mi-8 helicopter has been around for 6 decades now. Since the first flight on June 24, 1961 more than 13,000 machines were supplied to more than 80 countries
Electric Motor to Protect Tropical Helicopters, 17-Dec-20 : #tropical Russian company Technodinamika developing a electric motor for Mi-8/17/38 helicopters operating in tropical areas. Enclosed in a dust protection device that protects the engine from dust and sand when flying at ultra-low altitudes