Ulan-Ude aviation plant has delivered next batch of Mi-171 helicopters to UTair airlines
Ulan-Ude aviation plant has delivered the next five certified Mi-171 helicopters to UTair airlines under the January 2008 contract.
UTair’s representatives have completed helicopter acceptance at the end of April 2009, after which ferry flight of the helicopters from Ulan-Ude to operator’s deployment in Tyumen has been arranged.
The new Mi-171 helicopters manufactured by Ulan-Ude aviation plant will be used for aerial works abroad within the UN contracts. Helicopters have been equipped with a weather radar and satellite navigation system that allows instrument flying in low visibility conditions.
The new helicopters made in UUAP are planned for fulfilling aerial works under UN contracts abroad. New flight and navigation equipment installed on the helicopters including weather radar and satellite navigation system enables to perform instrument flights under conditions of limited visibility.
Availability of new certified Mi-171 helicopters in UTair fleet raises appeal of the company offers in tenders for fulfilling work for UN.
Nowadays, UTair company operates four Mi-17 helicopters received from UUAP under the mentioned contract. The helicopters fulfill works on oil and gas industry service and fire fighting in European countries, regions of Western and Eastern Siberia.
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