Russian Helicopters doubles-up for Dubai Helishow 2014

Russian Helicopters is showcasing two helicopters – the new Mi-171A2 search and rescue helicopter and the Ka-32A11BC firefighting model – at Dubai Helishow 2014.

The Mi-171A2, was developed on the basis of the Mi-8/17 series and combines this series’ distinguished operational history with the latest technology and design solutions.

The Ka-32A11BC is the heaviest-lifting model in its class. It can be equipped with horizontal and vertical firefighting systems. Collecting and delivering three tons of water, in hover mode, takes just a minute and a half

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Ka-32A11BC helicopters are operated in over 30 countries worldwide. EASA certified the Ka-32A11BC in 2009 and Australia’s aviation regulator in February 2013. The helicopter also meets FAR29 and AP-29 standards.

Dubai Helishow 2014 is being held for the sixth time and it is open to visitors until 6 November.

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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