UTAir takes delivery of a Mi-8AMT helicopter

Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the export markets) to the UTair Aviation.
Russian Helicopters Mi-8AMT

Russian Helicopters Mi-8AMT

Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mi-8AMT to UTair Aviation of Russia. The original contract was signed in 2011.

“UTair Aviation is a longstanding partner of Russian Helicopters, and one of our largest customers,” Leonid Belykh said managing director at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.

“We take operators’ views into account during helicopter production and aim to offer them the freshest solutions. For example, we are currently working on a new multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter. It incorporates the latest technological developments, significantly improving its technical specifications and flight capabilities. In the near future we would be glad to offer this new model to UTair Aviation and to our other partners,” added Belykh.

“Today the aviation company’s helicopters operate successfully under commercial contracts with Russia and internationally, and are deployed in UN missions. Most of the work that is carried out, especially in difficult climates, is carried out by Russian-made helicopters,” UTair Helicopter Services president Alexei Vinogradov said. “Thanks to their reliability, ease of maintenance, and ability to operate in a wide range of temperatures, from -50°C to +50°C, Russian-made helicopters are ideally suited to these missions. We hope this successful cooperation with Russian Helicopters will continue, and are looking forward to expanding our fleet with new Russian-made helicopters.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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