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    NEWS | Mil Mi-8MTV-1 in Авиалесоохрана

    First Mi-8MTV-1 Firefighter for Avialesokhrana

    Russian agency in charge of forest firefighting, Avialesokhrana, received first 2 of 6 new Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters for the new interregional northern forest fire center Sever in Krasnoyarsk

    * The Mi-8MTV-1 is capable of transporting up to 22 paratroopers firefighters and is equipped with winch and a external sling with a carrying capacity of up to 4 tons


    First Mi-8MTV-1 Firefighter for Avialesokhrana

    Russian Helicopters, December 22, 2021 - The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation has delivered the first Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters for Avialesokhrana.

    The machines were manufactured at the Kazan Helicopter Plant, where a ceremony was held to hand them over to the customer.

    The event was attended by Nikolai Krivosheev, head of Avialesoohrana, Vladislav Savelyev, deputy general director of the Russian Helicopters holding, and Vladimir Ginsburg, managing director of the Kazan helicopter plant. Alexander Kozlov, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia, also joined the ceremony via video conference.

    "For all of us, the creation of the Sever forest fire center, where the helicopters will be based, is an event of paramount importance. It is from Sever that our paratroopers will be sent to extinguish forest fires in hard-to-reach and remote areas. Sever helicopters will fly in Irkutsk Oblast, Yakutia, Transbaikalia, Buryatia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, over the Baikal natural territory. The first two helicopters are readyfor deployment, the plant will build 4 more helicopters and hand them over to us at the end of next year. I hope that everything will be on time, because for the fight with fire, every aircraft counts ", commented the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia Alexander Kozlov.

    The contract with FBU Avialesokhrana, concluded this year, provides for the delivery by the end of 2022 of six Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters to equip the interregional northern forest fire center, created in the Krasnoyarsk Territory on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation. The Government of the Russian Federation has allocated 5 billion rubles for staffing the center with personnel, aviation and ground equipment.

    "Today we are transferring two helicopters, the first in modern history of a comprehensive supply of helicopters for Avialesoohrana. These machines will significantly expand the capabilities of the federal institution to extinguish fires and respond to emergencies. Together with the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, we continue to discuss plans for the further expansion of the helicopter fleet used for aviation protection and protection of forests in our country ", said the general director of the holding" Russian Helicopters " Nikolai Kolesov.

    Each of the helicopters handed over to the customer is capable of transporting up to 22 paratroopers-firefighters and is equipped with a wide range of equipment for effective use in fighting fires: an external sling with a carrying capacity of up to 4 tons, a spillway device for delivering and dumping a fire-extinguishing mixture, equipment for transporting equipment and equipment, launching devices and an onboard winch for the landing of mobile groups.

    "These multipurpose helicopters were eagerly awaited by the specialists of the Federal Aviation Protection Agency. Thanks to new the base in the Siberian Federal District we will be able to promptly deliver the forces and resources of the parachute fire service to the places of forest fires, primarily the specially protected natural areas of Federal significance of the Baikal Natural Territory", said the head of the FBU" Avialesokhrana " Nikolay Krivosheev.

    The multipurpose helicopters of the Mi-8MTV-1 family have unique flight technical and operational characteristics. They can be used in almost any climatic conditions, in a wide temperature range (from -50 to +50 degrees Celsius). The design and equipment of the Mi-8MTV-1 make it possible to operate autonomously based flights on unequipped sites.

    About Avialesokhrana. The FBU "Avialesokhrana, Federal budgetary institution central base of aviation protection of forests" carries out the protection of forests from fires in the reserves of the Baikal natural territory and provides assistance to the regions of Siberia and the Far East and other regions in case of emergencies. The institution uses the An-26 "Cyclone" and just finished a new forest fire center "Sever" located in the city of Krasnoyarsk. The FBU Avialesokhrana has a staff of a paratrooper fire service in the amount of 860 people,

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