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Russian Helicopters anticipates Mi-171A2 demand

14th November 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters has announced that it expects China General Aviation Service to order a batch of six Mi-171A2 helicopters for delivery by 2022.

The helicopters will be manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. Russian Helicopters is currently working on validation of an Mi-171A2 certificate in China to meet local demand.

The Mi-171A2 multi-purpose helicopter is an upgraded version of the Mi-8/17. The helicopter is equipped with a civilian version of engines installed on Mi-28 combat helicopters, with a digital control system.

In August 2017, the helicopter received a Category A certificate from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation.

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