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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