Rostec, September 13, 2016 - The aircraft repair plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company will overhaul four Mi-17s of the Ministry of Defense of Hungary within the framework of the contract signed this July.
On September 6, these helicopters were delivered by an An-124 Ruslan airplane to the base of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant of the holding company.
In addition, as part of the contract, the Russian holding company will provide the helicopters with the required aviation inventory.
"We invite all customers of Russian-built helicopters to have their machines undergo scheduled repairs and upgrades only at the plants authorized by the designer and manufacturer of Russian helicopters, as this increases the safety level in their further operation and considerably prolongs their flight life," Igor Chechikov, Deputy Director General of Russian Helicopters, stated.
Helicopters of the Mi-8/17 type are currently manufactured in the Ulan-Ude Aircraft Plant and Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company.
A military airlift version of this machine is one of the most intensively operated helicopters in its class. As of today, 12 thousand of these machines have been produced, which is the world record holder among two-engine helicopters. They have been delivered to more than 100 countries of the world and have logged a total of about 100 mln flying hours.
The Mi-8MTV-5 (the export name is Mi-17V-5) and Mi-8AMTSH (Mi-17SH) models belong to the modern troop-carrying helicopters of the Mi-8/17 series.
To perform the missions of the Ministry of Defense under Arctic conditions, Russian Helicopters is now developing the Mi-8AMTSH-VA specialized helicopter. It has been built on the base of the last version of the Mi-8AMTSH-V troop-carrying helicopter, which is distinguished by new Klimov turbo-shaft engines, more powerful airborne auxiliary power and a renewed avionics set.