Russian Helicopters delivers first Mi-26T to Kazakhstan government


Russian Helicopters Mi-26T of Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry

The Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry takes delivery of its first Mi-26T heavy helicopter.

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, delivers the first Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter to Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry. The helicopter was received by the Ministry after an overhaul and modifications at Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant. The Mi-26T completed a flight from Novosibirsk to Astana in October 2013.

The Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry has commissioned Russian Helicopters to overhaul and modify two Mi-26 military helicopters, which had previously been in storage for 20 years.

“This was the first time we had repaired and modified helicopters that had not been in service for 20 years,” said Yuri Lipatnikov, managing director of Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant. “Everything, including the transportation, was an incredible challenge, but Russian Helicopters once again proved that we can provide a high quality service at the most complex level.”