The Mi-171 ( Mi-8AMT ) is a completely updated version of the globally renowned Mi-8 Hip. It is produced at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
UTair Upgrading Mi-8/17 Helicopters, 01-Sep-19 : #UTair Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and UTair Engineering signed an agreement during MAKS 2019 on upgrading Mi-8/17 helicopters. The first Russian company not part of Rostec with such capability
Second Mi-8MTV-1 Helicopter to Tuva Avia, 29-Jul-19 : #Tuva Tuva Avia, a Mi-8 transport helicopter operator in the Russian republic of Tuva in southern Siberia, received the second Mi-8MTV-1 ordered last year
Mi-171 with VK-2500-03 Engine Certified in China, 07-Apr-19 : #VK2500 Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) granted certification to the Mi-171 with Klimov VK-2500-03 engines. Special suited for cargo and firefighting demonstrated taking 3.5 tons bambi bucket at an altitude of 3,000 meters ~ 9,800 feet
Mi-8/17 Certified Repair Center in Egypt in 2019, 06-Dec-18 : #Egypt Egypt’ Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) will be a certified maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V in 2019. Future plans includes the Mi-17V-5 type. All these helicopters are operated by the Egyptian Air Force