Russian Helicopters delivers two Mi-8AMTs to Tatarstan for security at 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan
18.12.2012 / Ulan-Ude, Russia

Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, this month delivered two multirole Mi-8AMT helicopters built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to the Republic of Tatarstan Interior Ministry. The contract was signed in August 2012 and Russian Helicopters delivered on the helicopters schedule.

The Mi-8AMTs will fly missions including maintaining public order, and will be deployed as part of the security arrangements for the XXVII Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia in 2013.

Ministry pilots and officials highly rate the quality and technical features of the Mi-8AMT, and also noted the helicopters’ reliability. The final inspection team of the Ministry’s special purpose aviation group was satisfied with the build quality and accompanying technical documentation. The helicopters were flown to their service base under their own power by crews from the special purpose aviation group, allowing the group to make a hands-on assessment.

The multirole Mi-8AMT can fly a wide range of missions, from routine patrols and firefighting, surveillance and search, to cargo and passenger transportation in hard-to-reach places and difficult terrain.

The helicopter’s capabilities are continually being upgraded to allow them to handle an ever more complex and varied range of tasks. More than 12,000 helicopters of the Mi-8/17 family have been produced and delivered to 110 countries worldwide, with operators in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, North Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Europe, South and Central America, and the CIS as well as major commercial aviation operators in Russia.

The Mi-8AMT is a highly modernized version of the world-renowned Mi-8. It was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and is built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, both part of Russian Helicopters. The Mi-8AMT can carry up to 37 fully equipped service personnel on troop seats or up to 26 people in passenger chairs; transport cargoes of up to 4,000 kg in the cabin or on an external sling; transport up to 12 wounded people on stretchers; fight fires; and perform in-flight lifting, loading and unloading of cargoes. The Mi-8AMT has a type certificate in Russia and has also received type acceptance certificates in China, South Korea, Slovakia and Mongolia. At present more than 500 Mi-171s (export name of the Mi-8AMTs) built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in various modifications and configurations are being operated in countries of Central and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South and Central America and the CIS.

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. The plant’s large and modern manufacturing and technological capacities make it possible to quickly start production of new aircraft types and simultaneously engage in the building prototypes and mass production of helicopters. Over 8000 aircraft have been built over the 70-year history of the enterprise. Today it specializes in the production of the Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) and Mi-171Sh helicopters.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2011 its IFRS revenues increased 27.8% to RUB 103.9 billion. Deliveries reached 262 helicopters.

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).

Russian Technologies State Corporation was established in 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. The Corporation includes 663 companies, currently organised into 12 defence holdings and five holdings for civil industries. The Corporation has a presence in 60 of Russia’s regions, and exports its products to 70 countries. Russian Technologies State Corporation is headed by Sergei Chemezov. In 2011 the Corporation had net income of RUB 1.55 billion, and paid RUB 100 billion into budgets of all levels.

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