Russian Helicopters’ production Mi-171A2 completes first flight
Russian Helicopters’ first production helicopter Mi-171A2 has completed its first flight at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, the company announced on 18 May.
The multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter will be delivered to UTair-Helicopter Services for initial operation in polar regions. The helicopter can operate in highland conditions, at low and high temperatures, high humidity and over water.
Mi-171A2 features about 80 modifications in the design. This includes a new main rotor with all-composite blades as a weight-reduction measure while increasing the propeller thrust by 700kg.
The cabin ergonomics have also changed due to redistribution of flight engineer functions to commander and co-pilot while integrated video cameras have increased flight safety by improving local external vision.
Certified training of Russian and foreign operators will feature a number of enhancements, including the commission of a Mi-171A2 simulator for flight personnel.
Sergey Chemezov, CEO, Rostec, said: 'It is not just an upgraded helicopter. It is a brand new machine, with advanced digital technologies on board and entirely different performance characteristics.
‘Potential buyers first of all include the countries using its predecessors – Mi-8/17. Now we are negotiating the certification of Mi-171A2 in Latin America. Some interest is also being taken by Asian, African, former Soviet Union countries.’
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