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    NEWS | Mil Mi-171A2 in Russian Helicopters

    Mi-171A2 Certified in India and Colombia

    New Russian helicopter Mi-171A received civilian certification in India and Colombia allowing deliveries to start. Already certified in Russia, approvals from China, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico and Peru among others are expected to follow soon


    Mi-171A2 Certified in India and Colombia

    Russian Helicopters, December 01, 2019 - Moscow - The Mi-171A2 helicopter was granted civilian certification in India and Colombia.

    This allows Russian Helicopters, part of the Rostec State Corporation, to begin export deliveries of the latest variant of the multi-purpose civilian helicopter

    The Department of Civil Aviation of India has confirmed the compliance of the basic design of the Mi-171A2 helicopter with the requirements of the country's civil aviation (CAR). Earlier, the Main Department of Civil Aviation of India issued JSC UEC-Klimov approval of a type certificate for the model of the VK-2500PS-03 helicopter turboshaft engine used on the Mi-171A2 helicopter.

    A validated type certificate for the Mi-171A2 has also been issued by Colombia's Special Civil Aviation Administration Unit (Aerocivil or UAEAC).

    “Mi-171A2 is the latest version of the world's most popular twin-engine helicopter Mi-8/17. To obtain the possibility of operating the machine in India and Colombia, Rostec did a great job: a type certificate was confirmed for the helicopter itself, as well as for VK- engines 2500PS-03 manufactured by the UEC that this machine is equipped with. The Mi-171A2 has a category “A” certificate of the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation. It provides for the highest flight safety requirements to civilian helicopters”, said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters .

    The first Mi-171A2 for the Indian customer has already been manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. It was demonstrated to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Eastern Economic Forum. The Mi-171A2 type helicopter certificate is also planned to be validated in China, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and several other countries.

    The latest engine variant with improved performance gives the helicopter new opportunities for operation in high altitude regions and areas with a hot climate. Thanks to a more efficient X-shaped tail rotor and a new rotor with composite blades, as well as an improved aerodynamic profile, the cruising and maximum speeds of the Mi-171A2 relative to mass-produced helicopters of the Mi-8/17 type was increased by 10% and the payload by 25%.

    The use on the Mi-171A2 helicopter of a digital complex of on-board equipment KBO-17-1, made on the principle of a "glass cockpit", which includes display of flight navigation and general helicopter systems status, allowed to reduce the crew to two people. The use of video cameras improved visibility when working with external cargos. Safety has been enhanced through the use of modern systems to prevent collisions with the ground, other aircraft and obstacles along the route of the helicopter.

    The new helicopter is offered in transport, passenger and VIP versions.

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