Mil Mi-8

March 4, 2013 - 10:00am
Cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr has found a profitable niche in the transport of all types of helicopters worldwide. Its An-124 and Il-76 aircraft can transport helicopters as large as the Sikorsky CH-53.

Russian-owned outsize cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr has many years experience moving all types of helicopters around the planet, whether in support of contracts or on delivery flights for manufacturers. The company (Booth No. C702) was founded in 1990 and can transport anything from MD 500s up to Mil Mi-8s/17s and Sikorsky CH-53s or S-64s.

February 8, 2013 - 10:40am

Rosoboronexport reported a new Indian order for 12 Mil Mi-17V5 helicopters at the Aero India show this week amid hopes that some 200 of them could eventually be sold to India. To date, Russian Helicopters has delivered 36 of the 80 machines that were ordered in 2008 in a deal worth more than $1.3 billion. Deliveries to the Indian Air Force commenced in 2011. The latest order comprises three in VIP transport configuration, and nine for the Indian Coast Guard.

July 5, 2012 - 12:50am

Helicopter Service Company (HSC), a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, has signed an agreement with operator PANH Helicopters. PANH has its own technical support service for Mi-2s, Mi-8s, Mi-26s and Ka-32s in Russia, as well as maintenance stations in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. It will share information with HSC about the utilization of its own helicopters and those of its technical support clients. In return, HSC is giving priority to PANH for spare parts, at a fixed price. Separately, HSC has opened a 24-hour call center for operators of Russian helicopters.

July 5, 2012 - 12:50am

Helicopter Service Company (HSC), a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, has signed an agreement with operator PANH Helicopters. PANH has its own technical support service for Mi-2s, Mi-8s, Mi-26s and Ka-32s in Russia, as well as maintenance stations in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. It will share information with HSC about the utilization of its own helicopters and those of its technical support clients. In return, HSC is giving priority to PANH for spare parts, at a fixed price. Separately, HSC has opened a 24-hour call center for operators of Russian helicopters.

April 1, 2012 - 5:00am

Russian Helicopters’ production is on the up and the company is modernizing its factories in anticipation of this trend continuing.

Between 2004 and 2011, the company tripled production, from 85 to 262 helicopters, and last year its revenues from both civil and military rotorcraft grew 40 percent, to RUB120 billion ($4 billion).

Claiming a global market share of 14 percent by aircraft value, Andrei Reus, Russian Helicopters chairman and director general of parent company Oboronprom, ranks Russian Helicopters “third by global sales” behind Sikorsky and Eurocopter.

February 10, 2012 - 6:40am
humanitarian service award

A UTAir crew will be honored on Monday with the Sikorsky Humanitarian Award for rescuing UN peacekeepers from enemy fire in the Congo. The honor is “presented to the person(s) who best demonstrate(s) the value of helicopters to society by saving lives, protecting property and aiding those in distress.”

August 29, 2011 - 4:45am
The Russian-powered version of the Mi-38 (left) made its debut at the Moscow

The first example of the Mi-382 helicopter (S/N 38011) made its debut in the static display at the Moscow Air Show (MAKS 2011). This version of the Mi-38 differs from the baseline model in having two 3,750-shp Klimov TV7-117V powerplants, instead of Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC 127/5 turboshafts.

May 28, 2011 - 3:10pm

SkyBook’s electronic maintenance and flight records system is now available for both the Russian Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters.

March 7, 2011 - 12:25pm

Russia “hearts” helicopters. That was the message from the Moscow-based Helicopter Industry Association of Russia (HIAR) at its press conference at Heli-Expo 2011 yesterday.

Four of Russia’s leading helicopter operators: UTair, Vertical-T, Pahn Helicopters and Aviashelf provided proof with a snapshot of their operations, opportunities and challenges.

March 30, 2010 - 11:13am

Production in 2009 Russian Helicopters last month announced that
its factories produced 183 helicopters last year, an increase of 8.3 percent over the previous year. Of the total, 105 were civil helicopters and nine of those were outfitted in executive configuration. More than 50 percent of the total deliveries were for export. The venerable Mi-8/17 medium twin accounted for 139 deliveries.

 
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