Russian Helicopters transfers a Mi-171E to Pakistan
19.04.2017 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, handed over a civilian multirole helicopter Mi-171E to the Punjab province government of the Republic of Pakistan. The helicopter was manufactured at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and has already been accepted by the customer's representatives. The rotorcraft will be delivered to its destination by air transport.

Under the terms of the contract, the helicopter is manufactured in an easily convertible version, which will allow it to be used both in a transport mode and in a VIP configuration allowing to take 13 passengers on board accompanied by a flight attendant. In the transport configuration, the Mi-171E can carry up to 27 passengers in folding seats and up to 4 tons of cargo inside the cargo cabin or on an external sling.

“Russian Helicopters is expanding its supply markets for the world famous Russian aircraft. Among our customers there are more civil operators now, in particular from South Asia. Each helicopter is unique, and the execution is maximally aimed at effective solution of tasks for buyers," said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin.

It is expected that the leadership of the Punjab province will use the Mi-171E multirole helicopter for passenger and cargo transportation, sanitary tasks, patrolling and emergency situations. The scope of application of this helicopter is further expanded by installing a set of search and rescue equipment - the LPG-150 winches and the TSL-1600 searchlight. Increased safety is ensured by installation of a ground proximity warning system (SRPBZ).

In January 2017, Russian Helicopters became the winner of an international tender and signed a contract with the government of the province of Baluchistan (Republic of Pakistan) for the supply of a civil Mi-171 helicopter.

Helicopters of the Mi-8/17 family are manufactured today at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and Kazan Helicopter Plant, the subsidiaries of Russian Helicopters.  As of 2014, more than 12,000 such machines were produced, which is a record number in the world among twin-engine helicopters. They were delivered to more than 100 countries and their total flying time is about 100 million hours.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and 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. In 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29.5% to RUB 220.0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2015 amounted to RUB 1.140 trillion. Average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 41 thousand and tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 160 billion. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets. Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.

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