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Russian Helicopters demos Mi-171A2, Ansat in Vietnam

21st November 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Russian Helicopters has demonstrated the capabilities of its Ansat and Mi-171A2 helicopters at Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, the company announced on 16 November.

The helicopters are currently on a Southeast Asian demonstration tour as the company looks to drum up interest in the region.

Ansat is a light multipurpose twin-engine helicopter that can be converted into a cargo version or into a passenger rotorcraft and can carry up to seven people. Mi-171A2 is a modification of the Mi-8/17 military transport helicopter, designed for passenger and VIP transport.

Andrey Boginsky, CEO, Russian Helicopters, said: ‘Currently, Vietnam has over 80 helicopters made in Russia. However, most of them are military. One of the main goals of our event in Hanoi is to present the latest civilian models that will be sought after in Vietnam in the coming years.

‘The civilian helicopters market in Southeast Asia has demonstrated steady growth in recent years, and this is a great opportunity for us to expand our presence there.’

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