Russian Helicopters will assist authorites at Sochi Winter Olympics

Russian Helicopters will have a major role to play during the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Russian Helicopters Ka-32BC at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Russian Helicopters Ka-32BC at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Helicopters built by Russian Helicopters will be used by Russian authorities during the upcming WInter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The helicopters will be used by the Russian Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service, and the Russian Emergencies Ministry to monitor, patrol and provide security at the Games. If needed, they will be used for medevac and search and rescue operations.

“We are proud that our helicopters will play a key support role in these Games, a major sporting event that draws the attention of billions of people worldwide,” said Alexander Mikheev,┬áCEO of Russian Helicopters.

“Russian-made helicopters have been used in preparations for the Sochi Olympics, helping complete highly complex aspects of the construction work on Olympic venues. We are confident that Russian helicopters will become essential and efficient tools for state agencies involved in ensuring the comfort and safety of those people participating in and attending this event,” added Mikheev.

The helicopters are based at Sochi airport and at the Krasnaya Polyana’s helipad.

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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