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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered two civil Mi-171 helicopters to Iran

5th February 2009 - 15:25 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia's Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered two civil Mi-171 helicopters to Iran.

The new aircraft will be operated by Red Crescent Society - a non-governmental organisation, which is carries out of humanitarian missions. The Society has its own aviation department and has a lot of successful experience in operating Russian-built helicopters.

The helicopters will be used for civil missions, search and rescue operations and transportation of people injured in natural calamities. The contract will see a total of five Mi-171 helicopters delivered to the organisation.

Delivery of the second batch of three Mi-171 helicopters is due to take place at the end of February or beginning of March of this year.

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