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SKOL Airline Takes Delivery of Two Mi-171 Transport Helicopters

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Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-171 transport helicopters with type certification to Russian aviation company SKOL Airline.

 The Mi-171 is built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company.

The two helicopters delivered to SKOL are fitted with special lifting and transport equipment including an on-board boom and winch able to lift loads of 150kg (approx. 330 Ib) and an external hoist with capacity of up to 4,000kg (approx. 4400 lb).

Shock-absorbing Fischer seats have been installed to improve comfort and safety for pilots.

 The new helicopters will help SKOL strengthen its position, and increase its share of the international air freight market.

SKOL Airline operates various Mi-8/17 series helicopters including the medium Mi-171, Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV, as well as the heavy Mi-26T, which are frequently deployed on UN peace-keeping and humanitarian missions around the world.

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